Happy National Strawberry Month! There are so many reasons to include more strawberries in your diet. Strawberries are a delicious and nutritious addition to any recipe as they add incredible flavor and beautiful color. Strawberries are low in sugar and calories, plus they also provide fiber and other nutrients. Some research suggests that eating 8 strawberries per day can improve heart health, help you manage diabetes and support your brain! For more health information and recipe inspiration, visit the California Strawberries website.

Tangy Strawberry Sorbet + Almond Granola Cups

We love strawberries for so many different reasons; they’re delicious, nutritious and they’re beautiful, too. Did you know that strawberries have the one of highest amount of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) among fruits. This means eating strawberries is great for boosting your body’s immune function. Strawberries were also used in folk medicine as they have anti-diabetic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. The antioxidants in strawberries can help lessen the risk of cardiovascular disease and helps your body fight against free radicals. All in all, strawberries are an excellent berry to keep in your diet! Try this Tangy Strawberry Sorbet + Almond Granola Cups, on our blog!

Vanilla Spiced Buckwheat Porridge with Strawberries

“Just one serving of eight strawberries a day is good for the whole body, promoting heart health, diabetes management, supporting brain health, and reducing the risk of some cancers. Naturally sweet, yet low in sugar, strawberries can even help you avoid seasonal colds, as a single serving has more vitamin C than an orange – 110% of the recommended daily value” says Katie Cavuto, RD.

Breakfast Strawberry Shortcake

“The buttery, whole grain biscuits are sweetened just the right amount. Then it’s topped with fresh, juicy strawberries and a dollop of creamy vanilla Icelandic yogurt. And to finish, a drizzle of pure maple syrup” says Rachael Hartley, RD.

Strawberry-Kiwi Yogurt Parfaits

“Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits not only because they’re tasty but they also provide a plethora of nutritional benefits.  One medium cup of strawberries provides 50 calories and 110% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C, plus folate, potassium, and fiber. These babies are also loaded with antioxidants, which can help ward off chronic diseases” says Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, Wall Street Journal best-selling author of The Easy 5-Ingredient Healthy Cookbook.

Grilled Strawberry and Asparagus Freekeh Salad

“Besides the health benefits, strawberries are a versatile ingredient that can be prepared in sweet and savory recipes. They’re easy to find locally (fresh or frozen) and are economically priced” says Robin Plotkin, RD.

Summer Strawberry Chicken Salad with Honey Lime Yogurt Dressing

“The {other} fun part of this recipe is the strawberry chicken. I boiled down strawberries into a thicker sauce, and used that to marinade the chicken. It may sound intimidating but again, super easy. It takes about 20 minutes. Strawberries + lemon juice + coconut sugar + water boiled down. It’ll start to bubble and thicken” says Sarah Schlichter, RD of Bucket List Tummy.

Strawberry Peach Burrata Salad

“I love using strawberries in both sweet and savory dishes because they go so well with so many different flavors! Roasting them really brings out extra sweetness so that less sugar is needed in desserts” says Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN of Lively Table.

Berry Kale and Sorghum Salad

Give your standard greens a refreshing makeover with our Berry and Kale Sorghum Salad. This gorgeous dish is the perfect addition to your dinner table, as it will add vibrant colors, flavor, and depth to anything you choose to pair it with. This salad can also spruce up a standard workday lunch, as it looks fabulous, stays compact, and provides amazing tastes that everyone will be jealous of! Find this on our blog.

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