Simple Ways to Enjoy Strawberries

August 5, 2010

Yesterday I told you about the nutritional benefits of strawberries. To follow up, here are some of the ways I like to include my farmers market strawberries into meals (you can do the same with strawberries from the supermarket too!):

  • Top whole grain cereal, waffles, or pancakes with fat free yogurt and chopped fresh strawberries as a substitute for butter and syrup.
  • Make a Fresh Strawberry and Cream Cheese sandwich – perfect for the lunchbox!
    • Spread 1 tablespoon of reduced-fat cream cheese on 2 slices whole wheat bread. Top with 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest and sliced strawberries. For some additional sweetness you can add ¼ teaspoon honey.
  • Add flavor and color to green salads for lunch or dinner.
    • Combine arugula, baby spinach, and watercress on a plate. Add sliced fresh strawberries, toasted chopped pecans, and crumbled goat cheese to the mixed greens. Top with red wine vinegar and olive oil.
  • Try a strawberry, melon and avocado salad.
    • Top baby spinach with thin slices of avocado, cantaloupe, and strawberries. Dress the salad with a simple combination of honey, red wine vinegar, fresh mint, and black pepper.
  • For dessert, enjoy sliced fresh strawberries with a dash of cinnamon and a sprinkle of cocoa powder!

What’s your favorite way to eat strawberries?

This post was written by nutritioulicious™ intern Jo Bartell

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