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Blueberry Recipes

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Blueberry Recipes

Make Blueberries Part of Your Daily Diet

Add sliced banana, blueberries, or raisins to cereal, yogurt, or oatmeal.
Use fresh blueberries as a topping for ice cream, pancakes, and waffles.
Add fresh blueberries to fruit salads and compotes or use them as an ingredient in muffins and pancakes.
Combine blueberries with other fresh fruits for pretty salad presentations.
Grab a handful of dried blueberries for a quick and healthy snack.
Add fresh or frozen blueberries to your smoothies for a refreshing treat.

Creamy Smoked Turkey & Blueberry Salad
Serves 8
One 5 A Day serving


¼ cup light mayonnaise
½ cup plain low-fat yogurt
¼ cup orange marmalade
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
½ tsp ground black pepper
3 medium peaches (about 1 pound), cut in wedges (about 3 cups)
1 pint blueberries
2 cups cubed smoked turkey (about 8 ounces)

In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, yogurt, marmalade, lemon juice and pepper. Add peach slices, blueberries and turkey; toss until well coated. Serve on lettuce leaves, if desired.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories 138, Fat 4g, Calories from Fat 27%, Cholesterol 19mg, Fiber 2g, Sodium 314mg, Protein 6g.

Marinated Blueberries And Tropical Fruits
Makes 6 1/2 cup servings
Two 5 A Day servings


¼ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
½ cup orange juice
2 cups fresh blueberries
2 cups fresh or canned pineapple chunks
1 mango, peeled, pitted and cubed (about 1½ cups)
1 kiwi, peeled, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced (about ½ cup)

In a microwaveable bowl, combine brown sugar, orange juice and orange liqueur, if desired. Microwave on high 1 minute. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Or, in a medium saucepan combine sugar, orange juice and orange liqueur. Cook and stir over very low heat until sugar is dissolved. In a large bowl, combine blueberries, pineapple, mango and kiwi. Stir in sugar-orange juice mixture until blended. Serve alone, as a dessert or over sorbet, sponge cake or frozen yogurt.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories 142, Fat 0g, Calories from Fat 0%, Cholesterol 0mg, Fiber 3g, Sodium 9mg, Protein 1g.

Blueberry Tortilla Pizza
Serves 4
One 5 A Day serving


½ cup ricotta or whipped low fat cream cheese
1 Tbsp confectioners sugar
1 pint fresh blueberries
½ cup sliced strawberries
1 large (10-inch) flour tortilla
1 Tbsp butter, melted
2 tsp cinnamon sugar
¼ cup toasted shredded coconut, divided*

Preheat broiler. In a small bowl, combine ricotta cheese and confectioners sugar; set aside. In another small bowl, combine blueberries and strawberries. Arrange tortilla on a broiler pan; brush with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Broil about 6 inches from heat source, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Cool slightly. Spread ricotta mixture on the tortilla; top with blueberry mixture and then sprinkle with coconut.
*To toast coconut, place in a skillet over moderate heat until pale gold, stirring constantly.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories 174, Fat 5g, Calories from Fat 30%, Cholesterol 10mg, Fiber 4g, Sodium 103mg, Protein 5g.

Blueberry Crumble
Serves 6
One 5 A Day serving


4 cups fresh or thawed, frozen blueberries
1 to 2 Tbsp sugar
3 packages (1.5 ounces each instant oatmeal with maple and brown sugar)
3 Tbsp butter, softened

Preheat oven to 375º F. In a 9-inch pie plate, toss blueberries with sugar. In a small bowl, combine oatmeal and butter until mixture forms coarse crumbs; sprinkle over blueberries. Bake until mixture bubbles around the edge and topping is light brown, 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories 210, Fat 7g, Calories from Fat 29%, Cholesterol 15mg, Fiber 5g, Sodium 185mg, Protein 3g.

Blueberry-Onion Sauced Pork Tenderloin
Serves 4
One and one half 5 A Day servings


¾ to 1 pound pork tenderloin
2 Tbsp butter, divided
2 medium onions, sliced
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
2 Tbsp sugar
¼ cup port wine or sweet sherry
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes

Preheat broiler. Broil pork, turning occasionally, until cooked through, about 20 minutes. Remove to a platter; cover to keep warm.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 2 Tbsp of the butter. Add onions, salt and pepper; cook until onions are golden, about 10 minutes. Add sugar; cook until onions are caramelized, 3 minutes longer Add port, balsamic, blueberries and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Thinly slice pork and serve with sauce.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories 245, Fat 7g, Cholesterol 81mg, Fiber 2g, Sodium 389mg, Protein 24g.

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