Jul 052012
 

I love fresh fruit especially in the summer!  We are always encouraged to eat a variety of colors – red & blue – Strawberries &  Blueberries are perfect; plus they make what I like to call ‘patriotic treats’ for the 4th of July.  They are delicious all by themselves, try serving them with a spoonful of cool whip or yogurt or on top your favorite cake, pie or frozen treat, you can whip them up in a smoothie, make a berry parfait, or they even go great in a salad!  They taste great and they are good for you too!

Here’s how they stack up based on a one cup serving size:
Strawberries:
  50 calories, 1g of protein, .5g of fat, 11 carbs and 4g of fiber
Blueberries: 
85 calories, 1g of protein, .5g of fat, 21 carbs and 4g of fiber

Keep Fresh Tips:
Keep in the frig until you’re are ready to use
Don’t wash until you’re ready to eat it
Wash under cool water
For best flavor serve at room temperature

Happy 4th and enjoy your strawberries and blueberries!

Be Fit! Be Healthy! Be Happy!   ~ Tanya