We could all stand to eat more fruits and veggies on a daily basis which is why we've teamed up with Half Your Plate, a new initiative to get Canadians incorporating more fruits and veg into their diets. And it doesn't have to be that hard - simply fill half your plate with veggie and fruit goodness at every meal or snack!

Mushrooms

March is More Mushrooms & Papaya With Half Your Plate | Food Bloggers of Canada

Every month Half Your Plate focuses on one fruit and one vegetable. March is all about mushrooms and papayas!

Did you know how much good stuff is packed into those little mushrooms?  They're a great source of selenium, vitamin C, potassium and calcium.  Can't eat dairy?  Try adding an extra serving of mushrooms to your diet on a regular basis!

**Mushroom Tip: Here's a great mushroom tip for working with mushrooms: mushrooms will absorb any liquid they touch so avoid washing them! Instead, brush them with a damp cloth to get them clean.

For more great tips on what to look for when purchasing fresh mushrooms, how to store them properly and how to prepare them check out these Mushroom Tips.  Or, download this printable fact sheet with even more mushroom ideas.

Mushroom Recipe Ideas

We can't get you all excited about mushrooms without giving you some delicious recipe ideas.  Be sure to check out the Half Your Plate website for great recipes or, check out the mushroom recipes FBC Members have shared in the slider below (click on a slide to be directed to the recipe)

10 Delicious Mushroom Recipes

By Food Bloggers of Canada

 

A collection of FBC Member mushroom recipes for Half Your Plate's mushroom month!

  • Paneer Stuffed Mushrooms

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Paneer Stuffed Mushrooms from My Culinary Adventures

  • Portobello Baked Fries

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Portobello Baked Fries from Bon Appet'Eat

  • Lobster Mushroom Ravioli

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Lobster Mushroom Ravioli from Eat Halifax

  • Mushroom, Goat Cheese and Thyme Galette

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Mushroom, Goat Cheese & Thyme Galette from Choperella

  • Pickled Tarragon Mushrooms & Shallots

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Pickled Tarragon Mushrooms and Shallots from Devour n Conquer

  • Mushroom Pepper Mini Quesadillas

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Mushroom Pepper Mini Quesadillas from Relish the Bite

  • Masala Mushrooms

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Masala Mushrooms from Hooked On Heat

  • Pork and Mushroom Dumplings

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Pork and Mushroom Dumplings from Clockwatching Tart

  • Jerk Mushrooms on Zucchini Noodles

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Jerk Mushrooms on Zucchini Noodles from This Fox Cooks

  • Mushrooms 65

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Mushrooms 65 from Kravings

Papayas

March is More Mushrooms & Papaya With Half Your Plate | Food Bloggers of Canada

Papayas are a fantastic way to get your Vitamin C.  One serving gives you 157% of your daily recommended intake!  It's also a good source of folacin and fiber.

**Papaya Tip: You can ripen green papayas by popping them in a paper bag and leaving them on the counter for a day or two.  Here are more ways to choose, store and prep papayas.

Papaya Recipes

Try papaya in smoothies or salads or even a Papaya Lime Sorbet.  And we've got some other great Papaya recipe ideas from FBC Members:

Papaya Recipes

By Food Bloggers of Canada

 

Check out some great ideas for using the Half Your Plate Fruit of the month for March - the Papaya!

  • Thai Green Papaya Salad

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Thai Green Papaya Salad from Taste Space

  • Green Papaya and Daikon Salad

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Green papaya and daikon salad from the Yum Yum Factor

  • Sunflower Papaya Salad from The Spicy Eggplant
  • Som Tam

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Som Tam Thai Salad from Food Mamama

Got a great mushroom recipe to share? Leave a link in the comments and we'll pin it to our Pinterest Mushroom board.

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