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Heart healthy benefits of Meijer recipe for a Savory Mushroom Rice Bowl

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Making the right choices in the grocery aisle can help your family stay healthy and active. Meijer Healthy Living Advisor Janine Faber is showing us the heart-healthy benefits of this mushroom rice bowl. Plus the way she incorporates fruits and vegetables into valentine's day.

Health & Wellness Healthy Heart Solutions In-Store Event

ALL Meijer stores 

Saturday, February 9th 

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The in-store event will include:

-Distribution of Meijer Healthy Living Naturally Wellness Guide

-Healthy Food Demonstrations - yogurt, omega-3 gummies, trail mix, terra chips & hummus

-Pharmacy will be offering, FREE giveaways, Body Mass Index Screening, Blood Pressure Checks and information from the American Heart Association


A mainstay in the kitchen, with their meaty, nutty flavor, mushrooms can be used in countless dishes from stir-fry to pizza, soups to sauces, and omelets to stews. And mushrooms are good for you, too. They're low in calories, have little fat, cholesterol or sodium, and contain protein and fiber, as well as nutrients that may help prevent diseases.

Portobello, cremini and white button are popular varieties in the U.S. Mushrooms should be firm, with well-shaped caps that are free of dark spots and slime. Avoid those with broken or shriveled caps.

Most varieties are available year-round.

Place in a paper bag and refrigerate most varieties up to 7 days.

Savory Mushroom Rice Bowl

Serves: 4

1 tbsp. Meijer Classic Olive Oil (NuVal® Score: 11)

4 cups sliced mixed mushrooms, including baby bella, shiitake, oyster (NuVal® Score: 96)

½ cup low-sodium vegetable broth

4 cups trimmed, thinly sliced kale (NuVal® Score: 99)

¼ cup golden raisins

2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme (NuVal® Score: 91)

4 cups cooked Meijer Brown Rice (NuVal® Score: 82)

¼ cup reduced-fat feta (optional)

1. In a large nonstick skillet heat oil over medium-high heat about 1 minute. Add mushrooms; sauté 2 minutes. Add broth and kale; cook and stir 3 minutes or just until kale wilts.

2. Stir in raisins and thyme. Season with pepper to taste. Spoon rice evenly in 4 serving bowls. Top evenly with mushroom mixture and (if desired) feta, and serve.

Nutrition information per serving: 330 calories, 6g fat, 1g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, 10g protein.

Source: Meijer Healthy Living Naturally Magazine, January/February 2013

Serve with:

·Earthbound Farm salad with "Heart Beets" (heart cookie-cutter shaped beets)

·Dessert: Dannon Yogurt-Stuffed Strawberries with Crushed BelVita Biscuits served with Hershey Dark Chocolate

Fruit Valentine's:

·"Orange" you glad it's Valentine's Day?

·You're the apple of my eye!

·I go bananas over you, valentine.

To access the weekly menu, visit www.meijermealbox.com/healthy-living  

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