Are you looking for easy and healthy strawberry recipes? Perhaps you have been looking at fresh red berries in produce sections or in your own garden. Strawberries are a great source of nutrition and delicious. This is a win-win situation!
Strawberries are low in calories, high in fiber, and can be used to manage diabetes.
Strawberry treats that are healthy and delicious
A cup of fresh strawberry halves, approximately 5 ounces, has 50 calories and 12g total carbs (3g fiber, 8g sugar). This is a great deal for the calorie cost. Fresh strawberries are great for sweetening up a snack or after-dinner treat. You won’t even miss the junk food and candy.
Tip: Do you count carbs but want a sweet flavor without too many carbs? For only 3g of total carbs, try 1/4 cup of freshly sliced strawberries.
Strawberries are a great source of vitamin C
Did you know strawberries are a great source of vitamin C? A cup of strawberry halves contains 89 mg of vitamin C. This is 99% and 119% respectively of the RDAs for adult men. You get almost the same amount of vitamin A with fewer calories and carbs than 1 cup of orange slices. It’s a good swap!
Strawberries are rich in antioxidants
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants. However, most people don’t know that strawberries can also be a good source. Strawberries are high in antioxidants, which may lower the risk of cancer and help to keep your heart and blood vessels healthy.
Are you looking for a simple and fancy strawberry recipe? One of my favorite strawberry recipes is here
Sometimes, you prefer a simple strawberry recipe to make for special occasions or sweet indulgences. Balsamic Strawberries and Ricotta Cream are the perfect recipes.
Balsamic Strawberries and Honey Ricotta
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese 1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons balsamic Vinegar
2 teaspoons unpacked Brown Sugar
16 oz fresh strawberries, hulled & quartered
2 tablespoons fresh basil cut into strips or ribbons
- In a bowl, combine ricotta cheese and honey with vanilla extract. Use a food processor to make it smooth. Cover the bowl and let cool in the refrigerator.
- Combine balsamic vinegar with brown sugar in a small saucepan. Heat until boiling. Then reduce heat to simmer for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Take off the heat.
- Rinse the strawberries and then cut the tops off.
- Combine strawberries and vinegar in a large bowl. Make sure that the berries are well coated.
- Make thin strips or ribbons from fresh basil leaves.
- Split strawberries into four bowls. Top with 1/4 cup of the ricotta mixture. Garnish with basil leaf ribbons. Enjoy immediately!
Nutrition: 155 Cal, 20 G Total Carb (2 g fiber, 13 g Sugar), 8 g Protein (3 g Saturated Fat), 66mg sodium, 67mg Vitamin C
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