|Wild Maine Blueberries fresh off |
If you've been reading my blog for while, you may remember me writing about blueberries (Wild About Blueberries and The Wild Maine Blues) and strawberries (Time for Strawberries! and Outstanding in the Field).
As you know, fresh fruits and veggies are necessary for a healthy diet. From May (when strawberries start showing up) and through the summer, berries are a delicious and easy way to eat local, healthy food.
Berries are full of antioxidants, which fight cancer, Alzheimer's Disease and heart disease. Juice is fine, but most experts say that eating the whole berry is better for you--you get all the benefits of the fruit (fiber, for instance).
These tasty little morsels can be used in so many easy ways: Put them on cereal or on top of yogurt (OK, on top of ice cream, too). Create yummy smoothies with them or simply grab a handful as a snack. I don't know if "normal" kids enjoy this, but Jake loves to eat frozen berries (especially blueberries). A healthy way to cool down on a hot summer day. And it's fun to have a blue mouth afterward, too.
So next time you're looking for a healthy snack, try these little fruits that pack great healthy punch!