5 Easy Ways to Eat More Fruit and Veggies

We all need to eat more fruits and vegetables! Did you know over 2/3rds of Americans don’t meet the recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake?!  We typically throw away spoil fruits and vegetable two times a week on average, which translates into about $42 a week!
I am not saying you need to sacrificing taste or flavor or have to eat salads at every meal, I’m here to say “you can’t mess it up”!  Just add in fruits and vegetables to any dish you’re making. No matter what the recipes says, you can always add fruits and vegetables to any dish to help bump up the nutrition. Include a variety of fresh, seasonal fruits and veggies in your meals. They tend to cost less and since they’re at their peak they tend to be more flavorful and nutrient-rich. Below are some simple ways to help bulk up your diet with more fruits and veggies.

1. Blend meat with mushrooms. The trend is to blend!  Blend finely chopped mushrooms into any of your favorite ground meat dishes, like meatballs or meatloaf (I like to do about 50% meat 50% mushrooms).  You’ll increase the amount of fiber, vitamins, and minerals in your meal while decreasing fat and calories.  The finely chopped mushrooms blend so well with the ground meat that you’ll barely notice the difference. In fact, I think the mushrooms add moisture and flavor – mushrooms have umami flavor just like meat. Plus, substituting mushrooms for meat is a smart choice for your wallet, too!

Learn more about “blendability” from my friends at The Mushroom Council and try some fabulous recipes like these delicious looking Chicken and Mushroom Enchiladas Verdes. Grainfree-Enchiladas

Chicken And Mushroom Enchiladas Verdes
Chicken And Mushroom Enchiladas Verdes

2. Bust out the slow cooker

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You really can’t beat a meal that cooks itself. The basic ingredients are protein (whatever kinds your family loves) and vegetables. Use water and herbs to add tons of flavor without a lot of sodium. Find an easy, delicious recipe you can follow like my General Tso’s Slow Cooker Chicken. The cost of making it at home is a fraction of what it costs to order take-out. My version costs about $13.00 and feeds 4 people whereas you’d pay that much for 1 entrée at a restaurant/for take out. Not only that, but you get to control the quality of ingredients that are used to prepare it. It’s a win-win!

Photo From: ohsheglows.com

Photo From: ohsheglows.com

3. Add veggies to a DIY smoothie

If you’re not crazy about eating your greens, incorporating them into your smoothies is a great way to disguise them!  It might sound weird, but you can use green vegetables like spinach, celery, and even kale and it can taste good! When you pair it with fruit like green apple or green grapes, it provide sweetness and I promise it does not taste like you are drinking veggies. This Peppermint Green Patty Green Monster Smoothie is kid-friendly and packed to the brim with deliciously minty and chocolatey flavor, with the added bonus of masking the spinach, you’re family will never know what hit them!

4. Go meatless burger

Black Bean Veggie BurgersDon’t think you can have a meatless BBQ?   Think again! Grilling isn’t just about meat, try adding something new to your barbecue spread. Veggie burgers can be made with chickpeas, black beans, white beans, potatoes, lentils, and pretty much any other vegetable that can be mashed and formed into a patty. Try this delicious Vegetarian Black Bean Burger recipe that’s perfect for your next gathering.  This veggie burger is a crowd-pleaser that even your carnivore friends will love.

5. Pack in the Fruit 

Fruit is an essential part of a healthy diet, delivering many essential vitamins and minerals, carbohydrates for energy and fiber for a healthy digestive tract. It makes for a smart snack, easy to drop in lunch bags or grab when on-the-go.

Take a break for some “afternoon energy” with portable good-for-you snacks, like blueberries! What’s easier than picking them up from the store and eating them right out of the container? Or you can make a portable snack ahead of time and bring it with you to work, like this Gluten-Free Spicy Blueberry trail mix.blueberry trail mix

Stay cool with this healthy and  fun kiwifruit pops dessert to make with your kids. They are so simple and really something the whole family will love. It’s just diced kiwifruit and 100% pineapple juice. This cold snack is so much healthier for you than your typical summer frozen treat.

I’d love to hear your tips and tricks to eating more fruit and veggies! Feel free to share your comments and favorite recipes below!

Spring Clean Your Eating and Your Pantry

Spring reminds me of renewal and rejuvenation.  It’s a great time of year to give everything a little tune-up, including your eating habits.  When spring arrives, it inspires me to freshen up my menu with foods from the Earth.

I love the idea of “spring cleaning” your eating habits and believe it or not, I think the “cleaning” starts with literally organizing your pantry and kitchen!

Read on to learn how to refresh your meals and add flavorful nutrition to everything you eat with quality foods and ingredients.

Spring Cleaning on TV in D.C. and Baltimore
I recently appeared on WBAL and Let’s Talk Live with fresh and fun food ideas. Watch both clips for my tips and check out the highlights below.

Featuring: McCormick spices flavor tips and zesty spring salad recipe, Sunkist citrus and tangy star ruby grapefruit avocado salsa recipe, overnight apple pie recipe with Grape nuts, almond milk, and chia seeds, Silk water conservation info and smoothie ideas, and my favorite KIND snacks.

 

Featuring: Delicious fruit & veggie Silk smoothie recipe, Sunkist mandarins and curry chicken mandarin and cashew salad, and Gulf shrimp and citrus grilled shrimp recipe.

Spring Clean Your Pantry

One of the first things you should do with your pantry is toss anything that’s expired, or if it’s growing something… get rid of it.  Also double check your spices to make sure they are still fresh and flavorful.

Herbs and spices are smart for, “spring cleaning”, because they help you add flavor to meals without adding salt, sugar or fat.  McCormick has an infographic on their Pinterest page that shows when you should consider tossing your spices and refresh them with new ones. To see if your spices are fresh:

  • Look for bright vibrant colors – faded color could mean the flavor is faded too. (use with chili powder spice)
  • Rub the spice in your hand, you want a nice aroma – weak aroma indicates it time to toss. (use with cinnamon spice)
  • Taste your spice – if it’s lacking flavor it’s past it’s prime. (use with garlic powder

Another “spring cleaning tip”:  I love reaching for garlic powder instead of the salt shaker – anywhere you would use salt, using garlic powder instead helps reduce sodium.  When you refresh your pantry with McCormick spices, it helps make healthier meal prep easy.

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Lemon Pepper Spinach Salad with Chicken Recipe. Photo credit: Ali Ebright from Gimme Some Oven.

I really love this Lemon Pepper Spinach Salad with Chicken. It’s a lighter, more refreshing dish than some of those wintery “comfort foods”.  It’s full of fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and flavor with the McCormick “perfect pinch” lemon pepper spice.  McCormick has a whole line of salt-free Perfect Pinch products that make meal prep easy while reducing salt.

McCormick’s website, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook page are great resources for more information and recipes to add flavor this spring!

Stock up on Citrus Fruit

Make sure your kitchen has a fruit bowl to make it super-easy to reach for a healthy piece of fruit to snack on.  Adding fruits to meals and snacks is a simple and easy choice to instantly “spring clean” your eating.  Citrus is one of my favorite fruits to keep on-hand because it’s healthy, versatile and  delicious.  If you’ve been eating heavier foods in the colder weather, now is the time to lighten up the recipes.

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Sunkist offers more than 40 varieties of premium quality, fresh citrus year-round including oranges, lemons, and grapefruit available in organic and specialty varieties. So there’s something for everyone!  Grapefruit and

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Grapefruit provides antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and promotes heart health and healthy skin.  It also plays a supporting role in helping you with weight management due to its fiber and water content. You get a greater feeling of fullness and stronger appetite control when you add grapefruit to a day.

Add grapefruit to ANY meal, breakfast, for lunches – try grapefruit in wraps and salads. For dinner grapefruit is delicious with grilled foods.  This is an easy grapefruit salsa made with avocado, red pepper, green onion, and cilantro. It would go fabulous with eggs at breakfast or anything you make at lunch or dinner.  The vitamin C in the grapefruit will help keep the avocado green so it will stay pretty.

curry chicken and gold nugger cashew salad2Early spring is prime time for mandarins like Sunkist Smiles, a sweet, seedless snack that you and your kids will love,
and late season Gold Nugget mandarins, that is only available for a couple months.
Mandarins are easy to peel and separate into segments, making them great for lunch boxes or snacks.
With their incredibly juicy taste, they also brighten up salads and recipes. You can use them anywhere, any meal – even a very simple, nutritious dessert. This curry chicken mandarin cashew salad is an easy lunch you could make ahead and eat all week.

You can get this, and hundreds of other recipes, at Sunkist.com.  Their Pinterest and Facebook page also have loads of great information and recipes.

 

Power up with Plants

For a “spring clean” refrigerator, consider adding in Silk plant based beverages as a choice that’s healthy for your body AND the planet.

I love the idea of a morning smoothie.  This Get Your Greens On Smoothie is easy and a good opportunity to get some plant-based nutrition into your breakfast.  It’s loaded with kale, cucumber, and banans plus 1 cup of Silk unsweetened vanilla almond milk, which provides delicious, plant-based nourishment. You could also try Original Silk soymilk or coconutmilk in this recipe.  

Get Your Greens On Smoothie. Photo credit: http://silk.com/recipes/get-your-greens-smoothie

If you’re too short on time for a smoothie or like the idea of an option of “pour and go”, try Silk Almondmilk Protein + Fiber

Each serving contains five grams of protein and five grams of fiber that can help promote a feeling of fullness. This is available in Original and Vanilla.

You can also enjoy Silk with breakfast cereal or in smoothies where you would use dairy milk.  You can many delicious plant based recipes at Silk.com as well as Silk’s Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

April is also Earth Month – a timely reminder that we can do our part to conserve water.  Silk saves a lot of water. For every half gallon of Silk Original soymilk, almond milk, or coconut milk you swap for dairy milk, you save 500 gallons of water.  That’s like brushing your teeth 500 times, 20 showers, or 10 loads of laundry.

‘Spring’ Into Seafood

The Dietary Guidelines recommend Americans eat 8 ounces of seafood per week, including fish and shellfish. Look for wild-caught Gulf shrimp from the Gulf Coast at your grocery store. It’s a lean source of protein, which helps you feel full and satisfied at mealtime.

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I like to make Boiled Gulf Shrimp in advance, keep it in the refrigerator, and then use it all week, adding it to salads, wraps and for dipping in hummus and guacamole as a snack!

I especially love using Gulf shrimp on the grill because it’s so easy and flavorful. This Grilled Citrus Gulf Shrimp is marinated in citrus juices, mint and lime for about 30 minutes – then toss it on the grill for just 3 minutes per side and you’re done. I like to serve it over brown rice, which is whole grain, and to save even more time, I use the microwave steamer bag of brown rice, then stir in some cilantro and serve the shrimp and rice with a side of grilled vegetables.

Visit Eat Gulf Seafood.com for recipes with delicious Gulf Coast seafood. And Check out Gulf Coast Seafood on Facebook and Twitter.

Refresh Your Cereal

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Overnight Apple Pie Breakfast Pudding

Cereal can be an easy morning breakfast, but many cereals are lacking whole grains and have added sugar that rival a candy bar. I love Grape Nuts for the “spring pantry” because it’s a classic cereal with crunchy whole grain and it’s filled with fiber.

Grape-Nuts recently did a national survey and found that more than 70% of Americans feel their meal plan needs a makeover, and 86% admit they replace meals with snacks.  In the spirit of healthy snacking, Grape Nuts offers recipes that integrate hearty whole grains into portable, delicious options.  This Overnight Apple Pie Breakfast Pudding, made with apple, almond milk, chia seeds, and cinnamon, offers a great morning protein boost.  It has apple, almond milk, chia seeds, and cinnamon.  You can get this recipe and more at GrapeNuts.com

 

Be KIND to Yourself

Snacks are a vital part of my day, and I always choose higher quality packaged foods when I need to grab something quick and easy (and recommend that my clients do the same).  “Spring clean” your snack drawer by choosing healthy snacks – I love KIND snacks because they have ingredients you can see and pronounce and they taste absolutely delicious.Kind Vanilla Blueberry

This Friday, April 11, is National Read Your Nutrition Label Day and it’s a good reminder to pay attention to what exactly is in your food.  Try  KIND Healthy Grains Clusters and KIND Healthy Grains Bars for a wholesome, tasty snack that you can feel good about; both have whole grains as the first ingredient – like oats, quinoa, and buckwheat.

Clusters are great for yogurt toppers, cereals, or just a crunchy snack on their own.  I adore the Vanilla Blueberry Clusters with flaxseed, which is high in fiber and contains healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Healthy Grains bars come in varieties like maple pumpkin seeds with sea salt and peanut butter dark chocolate.  KIND also has a flavorful “nuts and spices” bar that contains only 5g  or less of natural sugar – no “fake sugars” in these babies. They come in wonderful flavor combinations like Madagascar Vanilla Almond, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt, and Cashew Ginger Spice.

Both the Healthy Grains bars and Nuts and Spices bars are great for on-the-go healthy snacking at the office, in your car, or your gym bag.  I have at least one with me pretty much everywhere I go!

Check out the KIND website, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter for more info and fun facts.

 

Thanks for checking out my favorite ‘spring cleaning’ tips! I’d love to hear  what  some of your favorite ways to fine-tune your diet in the spring?

 

Disclaimer: I was compensated by McCormick, Silk, KIND Snacks, Post Cereal, Gulf Coast Seafood, and Sunkist to do the tv segment, but was not compensated to write this blog.

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right with Flavorful Foods

It’s National Nutrition Month and all month long we’re sharing fun and delicious ways to “enjoy the taste of eating right.” To me, it’s all about making practical food choices, and about blending taste and nutrition. When we’re trying to eat right, we want to focus on FLAVOR, because who wants to eat something that doesn’t taste good, right?

I was on Let’s Talk Live this week sharing some of my favorite tips for snacks and breakfasts that are full of flavor and packed with nutrition. Hopefully it can help make eating right a little easier (and a little tastier!) for you and your family. You can watch the full video below, or read on for some highlights:

Build a Better Breakfast

You can have a quick and flavorful breakfast — even on a work day! In just minutes you can make a nutritious breakfast sandwich Southwestern_Bagel_updateusing Thomas’s Bagel Thins. I love them because they’re just the right size (only 110 calories) and have 4-5g of fiber to help keep you fuller, longer. They’re also the only branded bagel endorsed by Weight Watchers®, with a PointsPlus® value of 3 per bagel. Here are a few ways I love to enjoy them:

  • A “southwestern”  sandwich on an Everything bagel thin with egg, avocado, red pepper, and cilantro – full of flavor plus lean protein and good fats.
  • A 100% whole wheat bagel thin “Mediterranean style with garlic hummus, baby spinach, and tomato.
  • Cinnamon Raisin and Plain bagel thins are good any time of day, paired with a little low fat cream cheese and fresh fruit.

You can find them in your local supermarket, and keep an eye out for their new packaging!

Smartly Satisfy a “Crunchy Craving”

Surveys suggest that more than 97% of people feel a “snack attack” come on in the afternoon. But don’t run to the vending machine. Instead, choose a better-for-you snack that’s packed with flavor, like these new sriracha veggie chips by The Real Deal All Natural Snacks.

VC Siracha PackagingThey have a wonderful balance of spicy and crunchy. What else makes them so great?

  • They are made with real green peas, corn and rice – and there’s 1.5 servings of vegetables in each ounce
  • They only have 110 calories for 100 veggie chips!
  • They are all natural, gluten free, kosher and non-GMO – and have 80% less fat than potato chips

The Veggie Chips also come in aged white cheddar and original. Or try their tortilla chips in blue corn and white corn. Look for them at Whole Foods and Wegman’s.

Nuts and Fruit: A Perfect Pair

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Fruits and nuts are some of my favorite nutritious and easy-to-eat snacks. Pairing them together packs even more nutrition and

flavor in one amazing snack. Wonderful Pistachios and Halos go together perfectly for a super snack that offers fresh, sweet taste and savory crunch. It’s a delicious way to balance taste and nutrition because the Halos are packed with vitamin C and contain only 50 calories. And to complement that, Wonderful Pistachios provide protein, fiber, and antioxidants.

What else is so WONDERFUL about them you ask?

  • A one-ounce serving of pistachios is about 49 nuts — more nuts per serving than any other snack. And, a recent Harvard University study suggests a daily handful of pistachios may have a role in health and longevity.footer-product@2x
  • Wonderful Halos are sweet, seedless, easy to eat and peel, making them a healthy grab-and-go snack for kids and adults.

You can also kick the flavor up a notch with mint and chocolate. This Greek yogurt snack is made with pistachios and mandarin orange segments, mint, shaved dark chocolate and a little honey. You could even serve this for dessert — yum!

How do you “enjoy the taste of eating right”?

Leave a comment below with one of your favorite tips for flavorful and healthy snacks and breakfasts.

Fasting for Weight Loss is NOT the Answer

I was recently on WJLA ABC 7 to discuss the fasting craze that’s become a popular method for weight loss for many people. Unfortunately, most of what I discussed about it in the segment ended up on the cutting room floor. (I’m used to that expected consequences of editing stories). I wanted to take the opportunity to clear up some things that weren’t covered. I felt that the segment makes it appear that fasting may look like a good idea, and I don’t think it’s fair that the last word should look come across in that way.

You can watch the full video here — but read on below for some additional points that didn’t make the final cut.

Honor hunger — don’t hide from it

The key point that I made in this interview is that we need to honor hunger, not avoid it. Think about this — would you ever tell your child or best friend “sorry, it’s breakfast and you are hungry, you need to skip and wait until 12 p.m. to eat.” It’s irrational to ignore your biological signs. You can’t just manipulate when you will be hungry…and actually through fasting you could end up feeling ravenous and then end up overeating.

Operating on an empty stomach? No way!

Think about this…do you want to be on the road with someone who is driving you around while fasting? Or, would you want a doctor operating on you when they are fasting? I don’t know about you, but I know that I wouldn’t! Anyone who’s skipped lunch knows that at some point your brains stops functioning properly, and it impairs your ability to think clearly. Anything that does that to us can’t possibly be good for our bodies.

How do you honestly think you will do when you need energy for work, family, and exercise without nourishment?

Some fasts are more biologically concerning to me than others. For example, ones where you have days of eating 500 calories, give or take, is not enough for your brain to function even lying down all day.

Fasting and a social life do not mix

During the interview, I also talked about how fasting can get in the way of social occasions. The next time a friend asks you to meet them out for a meal, are you really going to say “sorry guys, I can only attend the brunch if it is after 1 p.m.” Or “I can’t go on Sundays because that’s my 500 calorie day. Can you do Saturday? I can eat whatever I want that day.” Oh and heaven forbid when it’s a birthday – YOURS??? And you find yourself feeling guilty for cake and ice cream.

Fasting is just not smart, rational, realistic or sustainable.

What’s the bottom line?

Fasting is a diet — and a dangerous one at that. The large body of science on diets (NOT just one or two studies) show that diets fail, and that 95% of people regain any weight lost. Many even end up gaining MORE weight than before they started. It’s like a doctor telling you, “take this pill, I guarantee you it won’t work long term.” You would not take that pill, would you?

Finally, fasting is disordered eating. It is a slippery slope between someone developing disordered eating habits and a clinical eating disorder. If your goal is health, you should not fast. You should work on behaviors you can do realistically for the rest of your life. The people in this segment were already exercising (a health move everyone should do) and they say they “fill their plates with protein, veggies and healthy fats, they feel satiated”. You can and SHOULD do that without having to fast and fight hunger.

Biologically fasting leads to increased risk of overeating so their claims that they avoid overeating, seem in contrast to what we know about human biology.  Again, you CAN and SHOULD avoid overeating without having to follow a fast and ignore normal hunger cues.

They say they maintain “a balanced diet” — yet they don’t mention carbohydrates, beans, or whole grains. I don’t know if it was an error or if they avoid those foods intentionally. I have shocking news: Carbohydrates are not the devil and they are needed to TRULY be balanced in your eating.

In addition, you can eat balanced without eating perfectly. You mean to tell me nobody who does this fast ever has a cookie, or ice cream — ever? Sounds too perfect to me, and perfect is the enemy of life long success.

If you want to get healthy, eat better, and exercise more, you should do it. But you don’t need a fast to get healthy. You need a food and nutrition expert – a dietitian who is actually trained to help you work with your body and become your best you! If you want to lose weight, make it permanent and that means working WITH your body, not against it. If you can’t do it the rest of your life, or would not wholeheartedly recommend it to family and friends, stay away.

Marvelous Mushroom Meal Makeovers (Say That 5 Times Fast!)

We all know most of us should be eating more vegetables, but sometimes it’s easier said than done. One of the ways I recommend getting in more servings is by incorporating them into meals you already love. People love burgers, meatballs, and tacos — myself included! By finding ways to add in veggies, like mushrooms, you can help improve the moisture and taste of these dishes while increasing the vegetables and making the meal healthier.

In honor of September being National Mushroom Month I was on Let’s Talk Live DC this week sharing ideas for mushroom meal makeovers. You can watch the full clip here, or check out highlights from my segment below:

Mushrooms: Nature’s Hidden Treasure

Of course one of the reasons I love them is because of their nutritional value. They’re fat-free, low-calorie, low in sodium, and they’re the photo-17only fresh produce naturally containing vitamin D. Some varieties are exposed to UV light to maximize their vitamin D content even more. On top of being naturally low in sodium, their savory “umami” flavor allows you to use less salt when you cook with them.

There are five varieties of cultivated mushrooms that are easily accessible at your local market: White button, shiitake, crimini/baby bella, portabella, and oyster. You can find them in bulk whole or whole or sliced in containers. To help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October you’ll find them in pink containers. Experiment to see which ones your family might like.

Mushrooms and Immunity

Mushrooms are being studied for their health benefits related to immunity. The contain fibers that serve as food for the “good” bacteria in our guts. When this good bacteria is well fed, then it works to help promote a healthy immune system. In addition to being studied for immunity, they are also exploring potential anticancer properties.

How Can I Keep My Mushrooms Fresh?

To maximize their shelf life, keep mushrooms in their original packaging until you’re ready to use them. Fresh mushrooms keep for about a week in the refrigerator. You can actually freeze sautéed mushrooms for up to one month. Use them throughout the week as a side dish, to add to pastas, salads, soups, omelets….you name it!

Mushrooms are Versatile — Use them every day, in every way!

mushroom-burrito-1You can use mushrooms in any dish with vegetables to help meet the recommendation of having half your plate fruits and veggies. For breakfast try these breakfast burritos that are made with eggs, avocado, black beans and mushrooms. For a quick but satisfying lunch or dinner, you can combine mushrooms with whole wheat pasta and other vegetables for a simple, savory meal.

Blendability — The Trend is to Blend!

Many people are trying to cut back on meat, but they don’t necessarily want to cut it out completely. By blending mushrooms with ground meat in your favorite recipes, you can add nutrients, cut cholesterol and saturated fat, and stretch out portions to save money too.

For your next get together, try these gyro burgers topped with tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce or sausage and mushroom tacos. These mushroom mmushroom-meatballs-subeatballs uses a 50/50 blend of mushrooms to meat and are perfect for feeding a crowd on a budget. You can do a 50/50 swap, or take it up to 80% mushrooms if you want to really cut back on the meat.

Blending mushrooms with meat is easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. To clean mushrooms, brush off any dirt with a damp paper towel. If the bottom of the stem feels tough then just trim it off.
  2. Place mushrooms in a food processor or just use a knife to get them to the consistency of ground meat.
  3. Mix the two ingredients together, and complete the recipe.

Swapability — You Won’t Even Miss the Meat!

You can use mushrooms to completely replace the meat in any recipe. Here’s one of my favorite ways to swap steak for grilled portobello mushrooms in this caprese portobello mushroom recipe. You can find portobellos in just about any grocery store, and they’re usually ready to go in their packaging.Grilled-Caprese-Portabella

These grilled mushrooms couldn’t be easier to prepare — just season with olive oil garlic, salt, and pepper and grill or bake for about 15 minutes then top with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes and cook for a few more minutes. That’s it!

You can get this recipe and many more plus learn about blendability and swapability at MushroomInfo.com.
Share Your Favorite Mushroom Masterpieces!
Leave a comment below sharing your favorite mushroom recipe, and I might feature it in my next newsletter!
Disclosure: I worked with the Mushroom Council for the TV segment, but did not receive compensation for writing this blog post.