Blueberry picking season is upon us! Blueberries are a particularly delicious and nutrient packed fruit. Blueberries are high in antioxidant content as well as vitamin C (hello healthy immune system!). Blueberries are such a versatile fruit and can be used at any meal or snack. Read on for my top blueberry eating ideas:
Breakfast – Add blueberries to oatmeal for a fiber rich meal that will keep you going strong until lunch.
Lunch – My favorite summer salad is tossed baby spinach, toasted pecans, goat cheese, and yes, those beautiful berries!
Dinner – Try this blueberry sauce over any meat:
- 1 C blueberries
- 1 C stock (I use beef stock for red meat)
- 2 T butter or ghee
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 t fresh thyme
- 2 T minced shallots
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
Add the butter, cloves, and garlic to hot pan and cook until softened. Add stock and thyme, lower heat to simmer for 10 min. Add blueberries and cook additional 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve over beef, chicken, lamb, or pork!
Snack – Add blueberries to plain yogurt with a drizzle of honey for a sweet snack.
Of course dessert – Blueberry pie is a classic, I also love these mini blueberry crisps:
- 2 t cornstarch
- ¼ C old fashioned oats
- 2 T brown sugar
- 2 T whole wheat flour
- 2 T chilled butter
- ¼ t salt
- 1 C blueberries
Preheat oven to 350 F and coat two small ramekins with cooking spray. Coat blueberries with cornstarch and place ½ C in each ramekin. Add remaining ingredients to a small bowl and mix well. Divide half of the mixture into each ramekin and bake on a cookie sheet for 30-35 minutes.
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