In our last blog post, we shared some recipes from members of the Recipe ReDux who we challenged earlier this year to create healthy recipes highlighting the unique flavor of Wild Blueberries. The Recipe ReDux, founded by registered dietitians, is the first an only recipe challenge of its kind and its members focus on making delicious dishes healthier.
Last week we shared some of our favorite Wild Blueberry recipes created by this group of dietitian food writers including Wild Blueberry & Goat Cheese Hand Pies, Wild Blueberry Polenta with Grilled Onions and Sausage and more. You can see those recipes here.
Following are a few more creative and delicious recipes from the challenge. We hope you will try some of these recipes and let us know what you think.
Heidi from the blog Better Than Dorm Food came up with this creative use of Wild Blueberries that could top off any salad. As she describes her Wild Blueberry Balsamic Dressing, it’s a powerful punch when it comes to taste and antioxidants.
Jamie, who writes the blog Zest & Zeal, wrote in her post about how her two-and-a-half year old son is a real fan of this Wild Blueberry Cacao Smoothie, which combines the great taste of chocolate with Wild Blueberries. She likes that he can get some chocolate in without ending up with the dreaded "chocolate hands" - WIN-WIN!
How about Gwen’s recipe for Lemon Ricotta & Wild Blueberry Tart with Walnut Gingersnap Crust on her blog Simply Healthy Family? Gwen is spot on when she writes how this rustic tart will be the star to any main dish you serve. She also talks about how wild berries are so special to her. She says, “Nothing compares. I cringe at the thought of how far most grocery store berries have traveled. In the words of Barbara Kingsolver, probably "further than most of us will ever travel on vacation in our lives". Where's the freshness in that?”
The weather will be warming up soon, but no excuse is needed to make up a bowl of this Wild Blueberry & Corn Salsa from Lindsay of the blog The Lean Green Bean. This may just become your go to salsa recipe!
Wild Blueberries: Frozen for Peak Flavor and Nutrition
Most frozen vegetables and fruits (like Wild Blueberries) are frozen immediately after harvest, so all the goodness is locked in. Wild Blueberries, which are frozen fresh at harvest, are preserved at their peak and maintain their rich flavor and antioxidant goodness. They also maintain their shape, color, flavor and nutritional value in cooking and baking.
For more Wild Blueberry recipes, and additional research about their incredible health benefits, visit www.wildblueberries.com.