Have some fun with blueberries. They are plentiful from May to August and filled with fiber, vitamins and minerals, like vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese. Blueberries have 80 calories per cup and virtually no fat. And a fun fact for you is that blueberries are perennials from the same family as cranberries and bilberries.
1. Wash and eat blueberries out of the carton.
2. Add to blackberries, sliced bananas, sliced strawberries as a fruit salad
3. Add to strawberries or blackberries and sliced bananas on top of dry cereal.
4. Add to strawberries or blackberries and sliced bananas top of hot cereal with slivered almonds.
5. Eat frozen blueberries while watching your favorite TV programs.
6. Eat on top of your favorite ice cream or frozen yogurt.
7. Eat on top of pancakes and waffles.
8. Eat with cottage cheese.
9. Add to a fruit salad of sliced strawberries, bananas, nectarines, and kiwi, with a small amount of apple juice and a tablespoon of sugar.
10. Eat with spinach and your favorite vinaigrette dressing.
My favorite ways to eat blueberries are frozen by themselves or on top of cereal.
Research has shown that blueberries may help fight some of the following diseases:
Inhibits some cancer cell development
Alleviates cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease
Blocks replication of Hepatitis C virus
Lowers brain damage in experimental stroke
Prevents urinary tract infection
Helps control and stabilize blood pressure
Davee Kaplan’s food blog at [http://www.EatAndDance.com] was started to write about healthy eating from a dancer’s perspective. Davee is a world champion Salsa dancer and has been dancing for over 20 years.