7 healthy ways to eat strawberries

Strawberries are good for much more than a sweet snack and fantastic jam. Here are seven new ways to enjoy them

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strawberry yogurt parfait

Breakfast parfait

Layer plain or vanilla yogurt with granola and strawberries for a yummy breakfast parfait. Or add them to muffins, waffles and pancakes.

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strawberry salad

Fresh and fruity salad

Throw a handful of strawberries and almonds on leafy greens, and top with a fruity dressing. Or substitute strawberries for tomatoes in a Caprese salad made with fresh mozzarella and basil. (To intensify the flavour of strawberries, add ground black pepper.)

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strawberry cereal

Breakfast cereal

Add chopped strawberries and nuts to cooked quinoa for a tasty breakfast; add a touch of maple syrup if you like.

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Strawberry salsa

Strawberry salsa

To make a strawberry salsa, dice an onion, a bell pepper and a cucumber; mix with cilantro and a little rice wine vinegar. Cover and chill. Add diced strawberries just before serving. Enjoy over beef or salmon.

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Grilled sandwich panini strawberry

Grilled sandwich

Place spinach, chopped strawberries, sliced cooked chicken and mozzarella between two slices of whole-grain bread. Heat in a lightly oiled panini press or skillet.

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strawberry avocado guacamole

Berry guacamole

In guacamole, use diced strawberries instead of tomatoes.

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strawberries strawberry ice cream

Grilled strawberry dessert

For a fresh-tasting dessert, thread strawberry halves on a skewer and grill until just heated through. Serve with ice cream or frozen yogurt.

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