Easy Recipes to Feel Good: Blueberries 3 Ways

By:

Easy Recipes to Feel Good is a monthly recipe post for our readers 3 Easy Blueberry Recipesand past participants who recognize the payoff of eating foods that support us, but also have more on their schedule than cooking food. Read more from the series here!

This month we’re focusing on blueberries!

Blueberries, like every fruit and vegetable out there, are pretty super. And right now they’re in season, so you can get a pint for about the cost of a bottle of water!

So this month I thought it would be nice to focus on what to do with all of these fresh, delicious and inexpensive berries.

3 Recipes for Blueberry Season

1 Quick Freeze Blueberries

This is a great way to buy blueberries at a terrific price point, when they’re in season, and still have on hand come February.

Freezing them this way allows us to grab the amount we want without having a big block of them all stuck together.

Here’s how –

Ingredients and tools

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries
  • 1 sheet pan
  • 1 quart size freezer bag (a Ziplock brand bag for example)

Preparation

Wash the berries and place them on a dishtowel to absorb excess water.

Place them on a sheet pan and shake them around a little to make sure that they’re spread out.

Place them in the freezer overnight and in the morning (or 4 hours later) they will be individually frozen. Now place them in the freezer bag and place back in the freezer.

Use these for your smoothies! Grab the amount that you want and put the rest back in the freezer.

 

2 Dried Blueberries

Dried blueberries at the store can be terribly expensive. So buy them fresh now and on a day when you can stick around the house with something in the oven, dry them yourself.

These will last in a well-sealed container for about 3 weeks.

Ingredients and tools

1 pint of fresh blueberries

1 sheet pan

1 quart size freezer bag (a Ziplock brand bag for example)

Preparation

Preheat oven to 225 degrees.

Wash the berries and place them on a dishtowel to absorb excess water.

Place them on a sheet pan and shake them around a little to make sure that they’re spread out.

Place them in the oven and let them bake at the low temperature for about 2 hours.

Let cool and place them in a bag or glass jar.

 

3 Pureed Blueberries

Pureed blueberries are great to make and store in the fridge as a nice sweetener for plain yogurt and a great way to add some plants to your breakfast yogurt parfait.

Here’s how –

Ingredients and tools

1 pint of fresh blueberries

1 blender

2 Tablespoons honey (optional)

Preparation

Wash the berries and place them on a dishtowel to absorb excess water.

Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.

Place the blended berries into a glass jar and store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Add a few tablespoons of the puree to your plain yogurt or your cottage cheese.

 


One response to “Easy Recipes to Feel Good: Blueberries 3 Ways”

  1. Meal Prep says:

    Great read…cant go wrong with blueberries. Thanks for sharing. They are also good to add to your meal prep menu since they are healthy and can last a few days!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

About the Author

Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD

If you’re looking for an embodiment of dedication disguised as obsession, look no further. Marsha is a registered dietitian who has spent the last four decades working to help women give up dieting rules and understand how to truly take care of themselves. Her mission in life is to help women learn to enjoy eating and living well, without worries about their weight. She encourages women to embrace their love of food, which you might call being a foodie. If so, it’s appropriate because being a foodie means you pay attention when you eat. That’s a recipe made in heaven for eating well. Marsha is the President and Co-Owner of Green Mountain at Fox Run.

View Author Page