8 healthy ways to eat blueberries

Try these fresh and tasty ways to incorporate blueberries into your diet

8 healthy ways to eat blueberries

Source: Best Health Magazine, September 2011

A new take on salsa: Mix blueberries with finely diced red pepper, jalapeño and sweet onion; chopped cilantro; and a squeeze of lime juice. Use as ‘a topping for grilled salmon, chicken or tofu.

Pretty parfait: In tall glasses, layer blueberries with frozen vanilla yogurt and cantaloupe cubes or raspberries. Top with chopped pecans and a sprig of fresh mint.

Yummy add-on: Mix fresh, frozen or dried blueberries into muffins, scones, cakes, breads and waffles.

Chill drinks with style: Place a few blueberries in each section of an ice cube tray, fill with lemonade and freeze. Drop some cubes in a glass and fill with lemonade or water.

Blue smoothie: Blend a handful of blueberries, a chopped peach, half a banana and some plain yogurt until very smooth. Drink as is, or pour over cereal or granola.

Dinner salad: Toss together cooked rotini, blueberries, cherry tomatos, red pepper slices, chopped basil, cooked chicken and a little olive oil.

Weekday savoury sauce: Sauté a shallot in olive oil; add blueberries, white wine and fresh thyme. Cook until well thickened and blueberries break down. Spoon over grilled white fish or pork kebabs.

Add zip to whole grains: Gently mix blueberries into ‘a brown rice, quinoa or couscous salad just before serving.

This article was originally titled "Blue bliss" in the September 2011 issue of Best Health. Subscribe today to get the full Best Health experience’and never miss an issue!