Sad for farmers, but happy for strawberry lovers: Strawberry prices are at a major low right now. News outlets everywhere are reporting that the late Florida crop and the on-time California crop are creating a surplus of these red, juicy, nutritious berries. So what does this mean for cooks? Ahh, the possibilities...
Strawberries are a superfood, high in fiber and antioxidants. Plus, each serving of 8 medium strawberries provides a hefty 160% of your daily recommended value of vitamin C, even more than an orange! And there are endless ways of cooking with strawberries, so get out there and buy up that surplus. Here are some of our favorite ways to eat the delicious red berries:
For breakfast: Slice up some berries and sprinkle on top of a cup of nonfat Greek yogurt, or toss them in a smoothie with banana, ice, and milk or yogurt.
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For lunch: Throw them into a salad with nuts and cheese. Or top your sandwich with strawberry-dijon mustard.
Try this yummy strawberry spinach salad
As an appetizer: Strawberries always look terrific on cheese plates and go so well with almost any type of cheese. For a surprisingly delicious and refreshing appetizer, toss strawberries into your salsa and serve with tortilla chips.
Can't get enough? How about strawberry avocado nachos?
As dessert: Of course there are countless ways to eat this natural candy as a sweet treat. You could go a basic route and use them as a sundae topper, or get more fancy with strawberry cream-filled sandwich cookies.
We're also enamored of strawberry soup.
TELL US: What's your favorite strawberry recipe?
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