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Dream it. Wish it. Do it. Eat More Mushrooms this year!

[fa icon="calendar"] Jan 31, 2017 11:54:35 AM / by Lindsey Roberts

Lindsey Roberts

I know how it goes, you start the new year off with every intention to eat better, exercise more and get lots of rest.  But then life gets in the way. To help you keep your New Year’s resolutions, we created a nutrition guide that shares everything you need to know about the vitamin and mineral content of mushrooms; vitamins and minerals have been shown to have an impact on hunger and weight – exactly what we’re all focused on at this time of year.

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The Mushroom Nutrition Guide for Foodies was created with our team of health and wellness experts, and includes nutrition facts, cooking tips, recipes and information about the many different mushroom varieties.

For example, mushrooms are good sources of selenium, an antioxidant mineral, as well as copper, niacin, potassium and phosphorous. Additionally, mushrooms provide protein, vitamin C and iron.  And, mushrooms have more naturally occurring vitamin D than any non-animal source.  Vitamins are also low in sodium and make an excellent meat substitute for plant-based diets. 

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My favorite recipe in this guide is the Caramelized Mushroom and Vidalia Onion Risotto because I absolutely love risotto. And, this one makes me think of the time I traveled 30 days in Europe with just a backpack and enough money to eat well and get from town to town- by train of course.  We stopped in Paris and I ordered a mushroom risotto that I still think about 7 years later. 

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(So, I don't have the pic of the risotto in“pah-rhee” but here's a pic of me getting ready to see the Moulin Rouge! Would I go back, YES! Particularly for the food.) 

Whether you’re doing the Whole 30, Paleo, or gluten free diets, mushrooms are a delicious way to make every meal count.

The mushroom nutrition guide is free, so what are you waiting for? Download yours now! GO DOWNLOAD NOW

Lindsey Roberts

Written by Lindsey Roberts

At Monterey Mushrooms I’m responsible for marketing fresh, processed and dried mushrooms. Prior to marketing, I spent 2 years in Quality & Food Safety. From there I was chosen to participate in an intensive year-long grower training program that taught me the art and science of growing mushrooms. Lindsey learned how to make compost and grow mushrooms. Mushrooms are one of the most difficult crop to grow, yet one of the easiest to use. Lindsey loves cooking with mushrooms and watching them grow.