What’s In Your Burger?

May 20, 2023

Are you looking to add a fun promotion for your middle and high school students next school year? Did you know that more secondary students are seeking fresh, vegetarian meal options at school? 

Look no further than the Portable Portabella Burger! Easy on the planet and your students’ health – Mushrooms in Schools has created a BRAND NEW toolkit, full of recipes, planning resources, marketing materials, and merchandising materials to jump-start this fun promotion!

Introduction to Portabella Mushrooms

If you and your team haven’t worked with portabella mushrooms yet, let’s learn more about these tasty mushrooms! Portabella mushrooms’ caps can be as wide as 6 inches in diameter. For utilization in child nutrition, we recommend using portabella mushroom caps that are between 3-4 inches (check out our resource here for more tips). Additionally, they have a lot of umami flavor, which makes them perfect as a burger or pizza. Being so versatile, portabella mushrooms can be roasted, sauteed, and stuffed. (Sounds like a great ingredient to add to your menu while being mindful of cost, doesn’t it?!)

Looking for more information about portabellas? Read our in-depth blog article here.

Portable Portabella Burger Lineup – NEW Recipes!

Keep students wanting more with 8 (yes that’s right!) #RealSchoolRecipes. Each of our recipes provides a nutrient analysis and meal pattern breakdown for crediting. If you are looking for resources on how to procure portabella mushrooms, we’ve got you covered – click here

Now the only hard decision is which recipe to start with!?!

When we sampled these recipes with secondary students earlier this year, here’s some of the feedback we received:

The Portabella Philly Steak Sandwich received high remarks with the most consistent statement – “Great vegetarian option”!

Our All-American Portable Portabella Cheeseburger received compliments, such as “This is the best ever”!

Overall students were excited about our Portable Portabella Burgers because they are a tasty vegetarian option.

Maybe you’re looking at the recipe lineup and wondering how you’re going to train your team to prepare these new ingredients. Use our Culinary Guide to prep your team on how to use these recipes in your kitchens. 

Portable Portabella Burger Resources

To assist you and your team more easily in serving and promoting portabella mushroom burgers on your secondary school menus, Mushrooms in Schools created a turn-key toolkit to help you from start to finish with this promotion. Within the toolkit, we have merchandising and marketing materials to take the headache out of creating fun images and flyers. 

Here are some of our favorites: 

Want more resources? Check out our website for more customizable templates. 

Create Your Great Burger!

Portabella mushrooms create a great burger for any student to enjoy! As you start to add our recipes to your menus and deck out your cafeteria with Portable Portabella Mushroom materials, we want to see your hard work. Tag us on Facebook and Twitter to get a special shout-out – and grab FREE t-shirts for your team.

It’s easy as 1-2-3 to be highlighted on our Mushrooms on the Menu! You and your team will be the special feature of our monthly newsletter. Send your success stories to us at: [email protected]. Have questions? Send them our way and we will be happy to help!

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