Berry Good Advice

February 21, 2014

Chicken and BerrySaladAs Rachael Ray would say, “Yum-o!”

For a pile of greens and fruit, that salad looks darn tasty, wouldn’t you agree?

One of the biggest challenges people face in creating healthy, nutritious meals is matching the gastronomic allure of the high-fat, high-sugar, processed foods their taste buds are accustomed to.

One way to add color, taste and texture to meals is by tossing in berries. Each type offers a unique burst of fresh, sweet, tangy flavor, and the health benefits are equally unique.

Berry FactsNow for some recipe inspiration! To make the salad in the photo, mix blackberries, strawberries, kiwi, salad greens and diced chicken. (I topped mine with a dash of Makoto Ginger Dressing.) Here are a few more berry delicious ideas.

  • Top low-cal chocolate pudding (made with skim milk) with strawberries.
  • Add blueberries and sliced bananas to oatmeal.
  • Dip berries in melted dark chocolate.
  • Gently mash raspberries and mix into homemade lemonade or iced tea.
  • Mix cooked quinoa with toasted pecans, dried cranberries and fresh berries.
  • Add berries to a grilled cheese sandwich.

For more berry recipes, visit Check out Breakfast Berry Nachos and Raspberry Salsa!

What’s your favorite way to enjoy sweet berries?

Berry nutrition facts courtesy of

One Response to “Berry Good Advice”

  1. Says:

    The salad idea is good- nix the following recipes- not on program

    Charlyce J. Walsh

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