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Considering Adding Strawberries in Your Diet?

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10 Fresh Ideas to Enjoy Strawberries:

1. With Balsamic:  Reduce balsamic in a sauce pan by bringing to a boil then simmering over low heat until it has a syrup consistency. Top low-fat frozen yogurt with fresh strawberries and finish with a drizzle of the balsamic reduction. 

2. In a Salad:  Add sliced berries to mixed greens along with chopped walnuts and a few tablespoons of gorgonzola cheese, then toss with a low-fat balsamic vinaigrette. 

3. Strawberry-Ade:  Purée strawberries in a blender and pour into a pitcher with lemon juice, water and a touch of sugar. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh mint sprigs. 

4. For Dessert:  Top angel food cake with sliced berries and low-fat vanilla ice cream or yogurt.

5. In a Parfait: Make a parfait with low-fat frozen yogurt and sliced strawberries. Alternate in a tall glass and top with a strawberry.

6. Over Pancakes: Top waffles or pancakes with sliced strawberries and bananas for a fresh alternative to traditional syrup.

 

7. In a Smoothie: Freeze whole strawberries, grapes, and bananas. Blend with 100% orange juice, adding just enough to make a frozen purée. Garnish with a mint leaf and serve. Refreshing!

8. With turkey: Incorporate strawberries into a salad along with other fresh fruit, turkey and a mustard dressing. 

9. In Ceviche:  Dice fresh strawberries and add them to a shrimp ceviche with fresh vegetables, citrus juices and cilantro for a refreshing and light appetizer. 

10. With Chocolate:  Dip fresh berries in melted dark chocolate for a special treat.

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