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 like to stock up on enough blueberries to last me for blueberry muffins, smoothies, cakes, pancakes and more.

 Picking and Freezing Blueberries

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.

Some of my favorites: Simple Blueberry Banana Muffins

Low Fat Blueberry Pound Cake

Blueberry Ricotta Pancake recipe with a homemade simple blueberry syrup

and lastly,

Pork Tenderloin with Blueberry Sauce

Pork Tenderloin with Blueberry Sauce over at 10 Minute Dinners

What are your favorite ways to use blueberries? I’d LOVE to hear!

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. If you follow me on facebook or Instagram, you know I love blueberry season!!

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.

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