Blueberries and I have a long standing love affair.
She woos me over and over again with her many, delicious attributes and reminds me of why my quest for the perfect basket of blueberries has been an annual tradition for ages.
Personally, I’ve planted a few bushes in my back yard, but they don’t love me quite as much as I love them, so they basically mock me with just a little cereal candy.
Blueberries pack a punch of flavor and nutrition. As I’ve been struggling to stay consistent with healthy eating choices and my weight, there’s one thing that stays true – blueberries. When a craving hits, I know reaching for them and “indulging” maintains my guilt free status. For me, it’s really about planning ahead so that I can make the wise food choices, which means stocking my fridge with finger foods that are healthy and easily accessible.
Blueberries are God’s little candy and and I’d take them over the dime store variety any day.
A little history about my blog, the second post that I ever wrote here was about our blueberry picking expedition in the pouring rain. I barely even knew what a blog was when I shared this story, and that day is still one of my favorite memories.
I shared my simple tips on How to Freeze Blueberries so you can enjoy them year round and taking a few minutes to flash freeze them is so worth it.
What are your favorite ways to use blueberries? I’d LOVE to hear!
Pork Tenderloin with Blueberry Sauce over at 10 Minute Dinners
Partnering with the Blueberry Council on this post was a no brainer, since sharing my love of all things blueberries oozes out of my kitchen. Just yesterday, I made a scrumptious Blueberry Ricotta Pancake recipe with a homemade simple blueberry syrup. If you follow me on facebook or Instagram, you already saw them and I will share the recipe soon.
The Blueberry Council and Allison Sweeney (host of the Biggest Loser) share many amazing recipes and ideas over at their site for staying healthy while incorporating blueberries into your diet. I was able to ask Allison a few questions about healthy living and how she stays so fit and her encouragement? Don’t diet. Make it a way of life. She recently tried blueberries in her Turkey Burgers and I was intrigued to give that a try, for sure.
I asked Allison, “What’s one word of encouragement for those just beginning to make changes in their eating? It’s worth it. Jillian (Michaels) says that you may want the sweet treat but fitting into the skinny jeans is better and she’s right. That said, if you are craving sweets, add nutrition into your favorite indulgences, like chocolate covered blueberries.
For this Tasty Tuesday, share your own inspiration with some of the ways you love blueberries. I know the Blueberry Council would love to hear it as well.