Lunch Today: Easy Blueberry Cornbread Muffins

blueberry-cornbread-muffinsTwo of summer’s great pickings come together for this delicious blueberry cornbread. This fun twist on regular cornbread uses fresh blueberries and corn-off-the-cob, and makes a perfect addition to any barbecue, picnic or at-home summer meal. Blueberries add a burst of fresh berry flavor to cornbread, making each bite that much more satisfying. Continue reading “Lunch Today: Easy Blueberry Cornbread Muffins”

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Snack Today: Purple Smoothie

purple-smoothieMove over green smoothie, here comes the purple smoothie. Combining red cabbage with blueberries makes this smoothie a pretty purple color! It also makes it very nutritious and delicious.

Red cabbage is full of heart-healthy benefits like its cruciferous cousins kale, Brussels sprouts and broccoli. The anthocyanins in red cabbage are powerful antioxidants, and it’s also a great source of fiber, vitamins C and B6, potassium and manganese.

Blueberries are bursting with vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber and manganese, helping to keep our cardiovascular and immune systems supercharged. Continue reading “Snack Today: Purple Smoothie”

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Lunch to Go: Blueberry and Sweet Potato Muffins

blueberry-muffinsFor those hectic mornings that are about to start, I give you blueberry and sweet potato muffins. This nutritious and pre-made meal is like a pancake but in a muffin shape – and is handy for breakfasts, too. This recipe is a great way to enjoy the last pickings of blueberry season. And whether it’s weekend-long hockey tournaments, musical recitals, or potlucks, these muffins are perfect to throw in a bag for easy-to-eat nourishment.

The combination of sweet potato and blueberries provides plenty of natural sweetness. Eat them on the go or reheat and serve topped with a drizzle of maple syrup or a dollop of Greek yogurt, just like you would a pancake. Continue reading “Lunch to Go: Blueberry and Sweet Potato Muffins”

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Breakfast Today: Blueberry Almond Pancakes

blueberry-pancakesI really can’t get enough of berry season. Right now our local blueberries are in and they delectable. Although nothing beats eating them right off the bush or out of the pint, finding other ways to incorporate them into your daily food can be just as tasty. And aside from them being delicious, there are many other reasons to eat blueberries. Click here to learn 10 Reasons to Eat Blueberries.

This blueberry almond pancake is a great recipe to use to start a busy day. It is a good source of protein and and antioxidants! Continue reading “Breakfast Today: Blueberry Almond Pancakes”

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Breakfast Today: Blueberry Smoothie

blueberry-smoothieLast week I gave you 10 reasons why you should be eating blueberries. And here is one more… a blueberry smoothie is incredibly delicious! Although fresh and organic blueberries are second to none, frozen can easily be used once blueberry season is past. For now, though, blueberries are still in season, and fresh blueberries are readily available at local stores and farmers’ markets.

This smoothie also makes a fantastic post-workout snack. Packed with antioxidants and protein, it is a great way to recharge your body. In fact, a blueberry smoothie is a great idea for any meal, or to give your kids as an after-school snack. Continue reading “Breakfast Today: Blueberry Smoothie”

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