This blueberry crumble recipe is scrumptious. I can remember my first fourth party a year after we got married, and I was 36 weeks pregnant with my daughter. I went to a party where there was a delicious backyard barbecue spread, and the featured dessert was a fruit pizza that had strawberries and blueberries painstakingly arranged into the shape of an American flag. I was stunned at the precision, and the detail. But I am here to tell you, I am not detailed. And arranging blueberries in 13 packed stripes sounds like a form of torture. If you're into lines, by all means, make the American flag fruit pizza, and if you're more like me, allow me to introduce you to my favorite festive treat: Blueberry Crumble. I used to request my mom to make me this dish in lieu of a birthday cake, and since my birthday is in July, it always seemed to be in keeping with July's most well known celebration (which isn't my birthday, sadly). Where strawberries and raspberries fail sometimes to satisfy, … [Read more...]
Blueberries may be small, but health benefits are HUGE!
Blueberries are adorable and delicious little fruits that have a LOT more to offer than flavor. These round little delights also pack a powerful nutritional punch! Read on for some interesting facts about blueberries and health benefits. Oh, and a couple yummy recipes too! Note: For the MOST power in your blueberry, go for the WILD blueberry. What are the health benefits of blueberries? Blueberries are a great source of vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, phenolics, and flavonoids. Blueberries are very low in fat and sodium. Blueberries have nutrients like potassium and iron, as well as being a an excellent source of Vitamin C. A 1/2 cup of blueberries equals the amount of fiber in a slice of whole wheat bread. Eating blueberries may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. Including, colon and ovarian. Blueberries have anti-aging properties...even REVERSAL affects! Blueberries have the highest antioxidant capacity of all fresh fruit. They help neutralize free radicals which … [Read more...]