Blueberries – Small Package Big Nutrition
By: Jacqueline Gomes, RDN, MBA
Blueberries are known for their robust nutritional profile. As an excellent source of Vitamin C they contribute to the development of tissues and promote wound healing as well as collagen production. Blueberries are high in Manganese, which helps the body process cholesterol and nutrients such as carbohydrates and protein.
As an excellent source of fiber, fruits like blueberries may reduce the risk of heart disease and adds bulk to your diet, which may help keep you fuller, faster and longer!
Blueberry Bliss doesn’t have to be limited to cakes, pies, breads and muffins.
- Add blueberries to shakes, yogurt, hot or cold cereal!
- Add some crunch with Finn Crisp Crispbread baked with 100% wholegrain and a blend of four different grains: rye, wheat, oat and barley.
- Top crispbread with low-fat yogurt, cream cheese or ricotta and fresh blueberries for a delicious summer treat.
- Add dried blueberries to trail mix. Use dried or fresh blueberries in salads or prepare a compote or salsa to serve with fish and meats.
Ricotta Blueberry Crisps
Prep: 5 minutes
Makes: 2 Servings
- 4 Whole Grain Finn Crisp Crispbreads
- ½ cup low-fat Ricotta cheese
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- ½ cup blueberries, rinsed
- Mint leaves (optional)
- In a small bowl combine ricotta cheese and lemon zest, set aside.
- Spread ricotta cheese mixture over each crispbread
- Top with blueberries & mint. Enjoy!
Recipe: Jacqueline Gomes, RDN, MBA
Image: Finn Crisp Crispbreads