Try blueberries 6 ways! Blueberries are a convenient snack option and are available fresh and frozen year-round. They are a good source of vitamin C and dietary fiber, which helps us feel full and supports heart health.
Blueberries are certified by the American Heart Association Heart-Check Food Certification Program meaning they meet the American Heart Association’s® criteria for heart healthy food. In fact, according to new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, individuals with metabolic syndrome may improve their heart health by adding just one cup of blueberries to their day.
What is your favorite way to incorporate blueberries? Here are 6 ways to do it:
1. Oatmeal: cook frozen blueberries with whole grain rolled oats for natural sweetness.
2. Yogurt: warm frozen blueberries on the stovetop until they cook down and transfer to plain nonfat yogurt for natural sweetness (and a pretty blue color).
3. Salad: add a touch of natural sweetness to your salad with a handful of fresh blueberries.
4. Pancakes: add a handful of blueberries to your pancake batter.
5. Frozen yogurt bites: mix fresh blueberries with plain nonfat yogurt gently by hand and scoop onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Transfer to the freezer and freeze for 1-2 hours or until bites have hardened.
6. Smoothie pop: add leftover blueberry smoothie to a pop mold and freeze for a sweet frozen treat.