Strawberries contain high levels of Vitamin C, which produces antioxidants that helps your body repair and plays a huge role in your immune function and absorption of iron. Kiwi’s helps you build a strong digestive and immune system, helps with regulate diabetes, and skin care.
Produce Tip: Look for plump berries with a natural shine, rich red color, bright green caps, and a sweet smell.
Prep Tip: Look for no-sugar-added frozen strawberries.
1. Cut strawberries in half lengthwise.
2. Spoon yogurt into bowl or cup.
3. Place strawberries on both sides of yogurt.
4. Top yogurt with granola and kiwi’s.
“Fruity goodness for smoothie lovers”
Prep Tip: Before serving, use cool water to gently wash strawberries with the green caps still attached.
1. Place the banana, strawberries, kiwi, vanilla frozen yogurt, and pineapple and orange juice blend in a blender
2. Blend until smooth.
“Fill half your plate with fruits and veggies”
Prep Tip: Wash strawberries gently. They bruise easily.
Change it Up: Use any kind of salad greens or lettuce you like. Add cooked chicken or a hard-boiled egg to make this salad a main dish.
Nutrition Tip: Read food labels on salad dressings and choose those with 140mg sodium or less.
1. In a small mixing bowl, stir together salad dressing and sugar until sugar is dissolved.
2. In a large mixing bowl, toss spinach, strawberries, and onion. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat.
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