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F is for Fungi!

 

This week from the ABC's of Plant-Based Ingredients, we will be learning about mushrooms and have Fun with Fungi! 

Now I understand that the texture of mushrooms is not really fun so we all just have to get past the squishy and slippery texture because it’s worth it!

Kids, and many grown-ups,  will still crinkle their noses at the texture, color and smell of mushrooms.  They are not the most inviting thing to eat.  If there is absolute refusal by kids, and grown ups alike, try hiding mushrooms in things like soups, gravy’s, sauces etc. You can put mushrooms in stalk or water base and puree it first and then add the rest of the ingredients as whole.  Or chop and dice them as small as you possibly can so the squishiness is hidden.  You can also try to puree mushrooms within sauces like mac and cheese, marinara or hummus. 

You want to get Mushrooms in your diet somehow because they are a powerhouse of nutrients, protein, B12 and...

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E is for Vitamin E | Natural Anti-Aging Foods | Plant-Based Sources

 

 

Vitamin E is one of the top antioxidants on the planet.  And lucky for us, the top 10 sources of Vitamin E comes from plants! #thepowerofplants

Check out the list below from our friends at Medical News Today   https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324308.php

  • Sunflower seeds
  • Almonds
  • Peanuts
  • Oils
  • Avocados
  • Spinach
  • Swiss chard
  • Butternut squash

Vitamin E is good for your vision, reproduction, blood and brain...blah blah blah...but I have decided that there is a "gracefully aging" incentive for us to eat foods containing Vitamin E when we think of it in a vanit-E or Ego sense. 

Vitamin E is the crème de la crème when it comes to protecting, maintaining and securing your beauty or handsomeness.  It keeps hair smooth and silky, skin firm and full of life, nails strong and durable, and can lighten scars, stretch marks and dark spots!  Yes vanit-E!  I have just decided I will now coat my body and hair...

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