Have you been trying to help your family eat healthier? I think summer is an excellent time to shift into better eating habits. One of the joys of summer is tasting the new crops of fruit and fresh produce. We’re currently in the midst of blueberry season. Did you know blueberries are low in fat, high in anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties? They’re good for the immune system and bone development and a good source of fiber. They are also DELICIOUS! If you’re like me, you probably go at least once during the season to pick your own fresh blueberries. Although I can (and do!) eat blueberries by the handful, there are a number of wonderful recipes that include these blue wonders. We just happen to have a dozen of ’em right here. Enjoy!
- Kids will love these Bagel Bite Animals for lunch.
- These Monster Oranges are perfect for a summer time snack.
- This blueberry cobbler recipe is extra delicious!
1. Sweet Blueberry Pecan Squares :: Anns Entitled Life
These Sweet Blueberry Pecan Squares are the perfect colorful and delicious dessert for nearly any occasion. Because they call for blueberry pie filling, you can enjoy them all year round! A buttery graham cracker crust is topped with a thick layer of sweet creamy filling and a crunchy cinnamon pecan topping. You can also feel free to swap out the blueberry filling for any other fruit you fancy!
2. Frozen Greek Yogurt Blueberries :: Paints and Paws
3. Power Greens Salad with Blueberries and Almonds :: Kalyns Kitchen
Switch up your boring lunches and make this power greens salad with fresh blueberries and sliced almonds. It is loaded with superfoods that will energize you for the rest of the day and contribute to your overall health! The dressing is the perfect finishing touch, made with fresh lemon zest, tangy mustard, olive oil, salt, and pepper. This delicious salad is vegan, Paleo, and gluten free.
4. One Minute Blueberry Cobbler :: Snappy Gourmet
You can make this single serving Easy Blueberry Cobbler recipe in just one minute! They are great to make when you have a late night craving or if you want to get the whole family involved by making their own desserts! Top the delicious homemade blueberry cobbler with your favorite ice cream, whipped topping, or whipped cream.
5. Plum-Blueberry Spritzers :: All Four Burners
Put your fresh blueberries to good use with these tasty Plum Blueberry Spritzers. Not only do they contain two of the summer’s very best fruits, but they can also be served with a splash of sparkling wine for a refreshing alcoholic drink. The sweet syrup base is completely homemade and you will never believe how easy it is to make yourself.
6. Blueberry Basil Margarita :: Domestic Superhero
These Blueberry Basil Margaritas are super easy to make and only require a couple of simple ingredients. It’s the perfect refreshing drink to make with this season’s blueberry harvest! Frozen limeade concentrate, fresh blueberries, a hint of sugar, and basil leaves are perfectly complimented by a splash of tequila. Throw in a lime and a few blueberries to garnish!
7. Blueberry Mojito Popsicles :: The Suburban Soapbox
Fresh blueberries and crisp mint make for a tasty mojito in the summertime, but it is even better when frozen into a chilly treat! These Blueberry Mojito Popsicles make for a refreshing treat on a hot summer day and they are good for you too. Throw a handful of fresh blueberries, mint leaves, lime juice, white rum, and sparkling water into the blender and freeze in a popsicle mold to make your own.
8. Blueberry Lemon Balsamic Dressing :: Mooshu Jenne
With the start of summer right around the corner, I was on the hunt for the perfect fruity salad dressing to serve all season long. This blueberry lemon balsamic dressing is fantastic for a summer salad and has the perfect splash of blueberry flavor. You will love pairing this tasty dressing with fresh blueberries, crispy bacon bits, tender chicken, and crisp salad.
9. Blueberry Peach Cobbler :: Bombshell Bling
Summer is the perfect time to create sweet fruit pies and cobblers. Peach is always a great standby flavor, but mixing in a handful of fresh blueberries kicks up the flavor and leaves you with a warm bowl of fruity goodness! The recipe can easily be personalized too by swapping in your favorite seasonal fruits to transform the flavor.
10. Blueberry Granola Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes :: Cupcake Project
Each and every bite of these blueberry cupcakes brings you another vibrant burst of flavor. The juicy blueberries pop in your mouth, and the oats from your favorite granola pair perfectly with a delicious mix of dark chocolate chunks and a hint of maple. Each cupcake gets topped with a swirl of whipped cream for an extra special dessert.
11. Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins :: I Eat Therefore I Cook
12. Healthy Blueberry Kale Smoothie Recipe with Chia Seeds :: Frugal Coupon Living
When it comes to dessert, I want myself and my family to enjoy the flavor of food without the guilt of unhealthy ingredients. This yummy and healthy Blueberry Kale Smoothie is loaded with nutritious ingredients that you can feel good about serving your family. Enjoy the flavors of blueberries, banana, and almond milk supplemented with chia seeds and more!
Check out these great healthy recipe ideas for your summer menu.
- Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits
- Frozen Banana Penguins
- Apple Turtles
- Watermelon Pops
- Strawberry Mice Appetizer