Thursday, June 16, 2011

Organic Blueberries on Sale at Whole Foods Tomorrow, June 17

Unfortunately I do not live close to a Whole Foods anymore, but if you are lucky enough to live by one, you should take advantage of this sale! Tomorrow, Friday 6/17, organic blueberries are on sale for $1.99 a pint. This is a great price, especially for organic berries.  If possible, purchase extra and freeze for later! Blueberries make a great addition to smoothies, oatmeal and pancakes.  They can be even be mixed with plain greek yogurt or enjoyed by themselves.

Blueberries get their characteristic blue-red color from the pigment anthocyanin.  These anthocyanins are also responsible for the antioxidant activity of blueberries.  Out of all the berries, blueberries have the highest antioxidant activity, so not only do blueberries taste delicious, but they are also good for you! In addition to being touted as antioxidant-rich, blueberries are also high in vitamin C, manganese and dietary fiber.  Even if you are not a blueberry-lover, their role as a nutrition powerhouse food should hopefully spark your interest!

Go here to learn how to freeze your blueberries for later.

Here are some great blueberry recipe ideas to use your fresh blueberries:

Chicken & Blueberry Pasta Salad

Filet Mignon with Blueberry-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce - I'm not much of a red-meat eater, but this sounds like something I might be able to convince my boyfriend to taste, as he loves meat!

Blueberry-Ricotta Pancakes

Low-Fat Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Blast Smoothie

Old-Fashioned Fruit Crumble - This is the only recipe I have actually made before.  I used fresh raspberries and blueberries. It was quite delicious. Even my picky-eater boyfriend had a few bites.  This typically means a recipe is quite good, especially since he rarely eats fruit, especially for dessert. So go ahead, give it a try!

Although I haven't tried most of these recipes, they all sound really fantastic.  Once my boyfriend and I can find some time to go blueberry picking, I will try some of these recipes. Until then I will be holding out for a good sale on blueberries at the local Publix!

Image: Grant Cochrane/

1 comment:

  1. My mom will be interested to read this, good job Foodie!