July is National Berry Month and a great time to celebrate and enjoy these nutrition powerhouses! There are many different varieties of berries like strawberries, raspberries, cranberries, blueberries and blackberries to name a few.
All berries are incredibly nutritious and have different vitamins and health benefits. Plus, berries are a great alternative to sweets. They offer a natural sweetness that can help satisfy sugar cravings.
Here are some fun ways to add berries to your diet:
- Top your cereal or oatmeal with fresh or frozen berries
- Add berries to your favorite baked goods like pancakes, muffins and desserts
- Freshen up your salad by tossing in blueberries or sliced strawberries
- Blend berries into smoothies to add both fiber and natural sweetness
Start your celebration with our "berry" tasty FREE Blueberry Salsa Recipe from our Farmers Market Cookbook! This recipe is available in an English and Spanish version.