Celebrated each June, Men’s Health Month seeks to raise awareness and encourage early detection and treatment of preventable health problems among men and boys. With a holiday celebrating the men who do it all just around the corner, rethink the menu of your Father’s Day cookout while keeping his favorites nutritious. After all, grilling can be a great way to boost the flavor of your favorite ingredients while keeping your favorite recipes health.
The Council also supports many efforts to promote men’s health including City of Hope’s cancer research in finding new ways to use mushrooms (white buttons, in particular) for their potential effects on cancer. Here is a video from the City of Hope that highlights white button mushrooms as part of a study on post-treatment care for prostate cancer:
Low in calories and fat and cholesterol-free, mushrooms are your perfect partner in creating a meal that has all of the heart dad seeks, while providing the nutritional benefits of mushrooms – potassium, Vitamins D & B, and antioxidants.. We’ve rounded up our favorite treats to inspire your Father’s Day celebration, from breakfast to dinner:
Steakhouse Breakfast – start his day with a breakfast fit for a king. By swapping meaty mushrooms for part of the steak strips sitting atop an Asiago Cheese Foccacia, this breakfast stays hearty and tastes delicious.
Inside Out Mushroom Burger – while they can also be found mingling on top of this burger, mushrooms seamlessly blend with ground beef to slash half of the calories in his favorite grilled burgers.
Portabella and Spinach Sandwich – served alongside a fresh salad, this vegetarian sandwich gets its heart from meaty grilled portabellas. Serve alongside dad’s favorite side for a lunch that’s sure to please.
Marinated Grilled Mushrooms – a side of marinated grilled mushrooms adds an extra serving of vegetables on his plate while adding a special touch to his favorite grilled dinner entree.
As a heart healthy meal starter – look to mushrooms to kick off this weekend’s celebration of dad. What will you be grilling up?