Ideas to Fill Your Plate With Berries

Grains

  • Incorporate blueberries or raspberries into a chilled grain salad made with faro, quinoa or bulgur
  • Sprinkle raspberries or blueberries over cream of wheat or oatmeal
  • Mix your favorite berries into pancake batter or mash them up for a home-style waffle topping
  • Incorporate blackberries or strawberries into muffin or quick-bread batter
  • Mix berries with steel-cut granola, Greek yogurt and a drizzle of molasses
  • Add berries to chilled, short-cut pasta such shells, bowties or corkscrew for a unique twist on macaroni salad

Protein

  • Fold berries into an omelet for an unexpected yet delicious surprise
  • Cook chicken with strawberries or blackberries and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar
  • Mash blueberries into a turkey burger or meatloaf
  • Add blueberries or strawberries to shrimp or fish tacos
  • Create a raspberry-chili mayo to spread on cod, sea bass or halibut
  • Cook pork medallions with apples, blackberries, honey and red wine

Vegetables

  • For a delicious surprise, add blueberries to cole slaw
  • Top mixed greens with blackberries, feta cheese and candied pecans
  • Blend strawberries into a yogurt-based salad dressing
  • Purée raspberries and mix them into mashed sweet potatoes
  • Toss cooked green beans with toasted almonds and sliced strawberries
  • Garnish roasted vegetables with blueberries or raspberries

Fruit

  • Make a chilled, mixed-berry gazpacho
  • Create a berry "salad" with blueberries, chopped jicama, mint and lime
  • Enjoy strawberries with a drizzle of Tupelo honey and a dusting of cinnamon
  • Incorporate berries into homemade snack bars or oatmeal cookies
  • Whip up a sorbet with fresh raspberries
  • Serve blackberries with a splash of orange cordial and a dollop of whipped cream

Dairy

  • Blend your favorite berries with low-fat yogurt, crushed ice and a dash of vanilla
  • Stir strawberries and honey into plain yogurt for a juicy burst of flavor
  • Whip up a broccoli-blueberry smoothie with Greek yogurt and cranberry juice
  • Whirl assorted berries with baby carrots, low-fat soy milk, crushed ice and apple juice
  • Top rice pudding with blackberries, whipped topping and wheat germ
  • Incorporate raspberries into frozen yogurt pops

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