Spring Into … Blueberries!

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Blueberries are low in fat and sodium, have just 80 calories per cup and contain a category of phytonutrients called polyphenols. Polyphenols are micronutrients that we get through certain plant-based foods. They’re packed with antioxidants and potential health benefits. It’s thought that polyphenols can improve or help treat digestion issues, weight management difficulties, diabetes, neurodegenerative disease, and cardiovascular diseases.

Blueberries are a good source of Vitamin C and are high in manganese.  Vitamin C is necessary for growth and development of tissues and promotes wound healing and manganese helps the body process cholesterol and nutrients such as carbohydrates and protein. 

Blueberries are also a good source of dietary fiber.  Dietary fiber may reduce the risk of heart disease and adds bulk to your diet, which may help you feel full faster.

Plus, one easy way to make sure you’re eating a balanced diet is to fill at least half of your plate with a rainbow of fruits and vegetables … and blueberries provide that perfect shade of blue!

So don’t let their small size fool you – blueberries are proof that, when it comes to health benefits, good things really do come in small packages!

Blueberry Walnut Salad

An easy, yummy salad, perfect for any season, with berries, nuts, and greens. For an entree add chicken, diced apples, and diced green onions!

Prep: 10 mins

Total: 10 mins

Servings: 6

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (10 ounce) package mixed salad greens
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  • Step 1

In a large bowl, toss the salad greens with the blueberries, walnuts, and raspberry vinaigrette. Top with feta cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:

128 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 17.6g; fat 5.8g; cholesterol 9.3mg; sodium 420.1mg.

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