When it comes to losing weight and eating healthfully, many people tend to turn to the latest fad diet. However, these are often restrictive and end up backfiring, creating a yo-yo dieting trend. At first glance, you might think the blenditarian movement is just another fad diet, but it’s not restrictive — in fact, it’s actually about adding to your plate and making healthy, eco-friendly choices by reducing meat consumption.
The blenditarian movement is an initiative from The Mushroom Council that encourages people to add finely chopped mushrooms to ground meat. It’s intended to help people curb their meat consumption, save money and add more plant-based foods to their daily intake — without ditching meat altogether.
SHOULD YOU TRY IT?
HOW TO COOK THE BLENDITARIAN WAY
The mushroom-to-meat ratio varies depending on what you’re looking to cook. Here are some suggested proportions:
- 25-75 mushroom-to-meat ratio in burgers and meatloaf to maintain the texture and integrity
- 50-50 mushroom-to-meat ratio for tacos and burritos
- 70-30 mushroom-to-meat ratio for pasta sauces such as bolognese
That being said, you can always experiment with adding a little more or less to achieve your desired consistency.