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Healthy Recipes to Celebrate National Blueberry Month

Healthy Recipes to Celebrate National Blueberry Month

Did you know that there was such a thing as National Blueberry Month? Well, there is, and it’s a great excuse to indulge in this tasty fruit all month long! There are tons of health blueberry-themed recipes to keep you satiated. Fresh blueberries are in season June to August, so now is the perfect time to grab a bunch and get cooking! Try one of these blueberry recipes today while considering the various health benefits of this glorious berry.

Blueberries are

  • Low calorie! Only 80 calories per serving
  • Low fat!
  • Packed with 25% of you daily vitamin C!
  • Full of dietary fiber!
  • An excellent source of manganese!
  • High in antioxidants!
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1. Royal Blueberry Gazpacho with Lemon and Mint

This interesting twist of gazpacho is unexpected and also tasty. Filled with pureed fruits, it’s the ultimate summer treat.

2. Blueberry Lemon Sorbet

This is just heaven in a bowl. The delicious and refreshing flavors of blueberry and lemon combined into one icy dish? Yes please.

 Blueberry Lemon Sorbet
 Banana Blueberry Bread

3. Banana Blueberry Bread

Ok, this might not be as healthy as some on this list – but when you have a craving for sweetbread, this is a go-to recipe.

4. Chicken-Fruit Salad

Blueberries go great in salad, and this one is no exception! Other toppings include strawberries, banana, kiwifruit, pine nuts, and goat cheese.

 Chicken Fruit Salad
 Vegetable Couscous with Wild Blueberries

5. Vegetable Couscous with Wild Blueberries

Get your serving of veggies and fruit with this couscous mixture. The fresh taste of sweet fruits goes well with the starchy couscous.

6. Blueberry Fruit Tartlet with Lemon Olive Oil Crust

Tartlets are great – they are a personal pie, all for you! After Blueberry Month is over, you can even substitute in another fruit – the instructions are all included!

 Blueberry Fruit Tartlet
 Blueberry Turkey Burgers with Lemon-Basil Mayo

7. Blueberry Turkey Burgers with Lemon-Basil Mayo

Whoever thought of putting blueberries in a turkey burger is a genius! Now you can get in a serving of fruit while chowing down on your meat.

8. Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Blueberry Corn Cilantro Salsa

While this sounds like a weird combination, it’s definitely worth a try. The blueberries and corn contrast nicely with the cilantro and jalapeno.

 Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Blueberry Corn Cilantro Salsa
 Blueberry Macaroons

9. Blueberry Macaroons

It’s easy to pop these bite-sized cookie balls, but be careful. One or two are healthy – the entire batch is not.

10. Blueberry Zucchini Muffins

Take advantage of the fresh produce and make a muffin that is safe to eat! Greek yogurt is the secret ingredient here.

Blueberry Zucchini Muffins
 Blueberry-Balsamic Glazed Rosemary Chicken

11. Blueberry-Balsamic Glazed Rosemary Chicken

A meal fit for kings! The sweetness of the blueberries blends well with the acidity of the vinegar, creating a decadent sauce for your chicken.

12. Peach Blueberry Pops

Mmm… who can resist a frozen fruity treat? The flavor combo goes together well without being overly sweet.

 Peach Blueberry Pops
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