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Three unique ways to eat blueberries this summer

Three unique ways to eat blueberries...

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Summer is in full swing and there are a lot of great ways to spice up your healthy recipes this season. Men’s Health Food & Nutrition Editor Paul Kita gives WFMZ's Jaciel Cordoba a run down on all things blueberry - a delicious, in-season superfood - and shares three recipes starring the nutrient-rich fruit on 69 News at Sunrise. 

 

Here are the three recipes talked about on TV:  

 

Blueberry Grilled Cheese

 

What You’ll Need:

1 Tbsp butter, softened

2 slices multi-grain bread

2 oz. thinly sliced brie

½ cup lightly mashed blueberries

¼ cup arugula

 

How to Make It:

1. Spread the butter on one side of each piece of multi-grain bread. On the non-buttered side of one slice, place 1 oz. of the brie, top with the blueberries, arugula, a pinch of salt and pepper, and the rest of the brie. Top with the other slice of bread, butter side facing out.

2. Prepare a grill or grill pan to medium high heat. Grill the sandwich, pressing lightly, until marks form - about 4 minutes. Flip, and grill, until the cheese melts, about 4 minutes more. Slice in half before serving. Feeds 1.
 

Nutrition per sandwich: 495 calories, 21g protein, 39g carbs (10 g fiber), 30g fat


Double Blue Salad

 

What You’ll Need:

2 Tbsp olive oil

2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 Tbsp orange juice

1 tsp minced shallot

1 tsp minced garlic

½ tsp Dijon mustard

8 cups arugula

½ cup toasted pecans

½ cup blueberries

2 oz. crumbled blue cheese


1. In a jar, combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, orange juice, shallot, garlic, Dijon mustard, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cap the jar and shake until emulsified.

2. In a large bowl, the arugula, pecans, blueberries, and blue cheese. Drizzle with the vinaigrette. Feeds 4.


Nutrition per serving: 228 calories, 5g protein, 8g carbs (2g fiber), 20g fat


Easy Blueberry Bake

 

What You’ll Need:

¾ cup rolled oats

¼ cup whole-wheat flour

¼ cup chopped almonds

2 Tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp ground cinnamon

3 cups blueberries

1 stick butter, plus more for greasing

 

How to Make It:

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Generously butter a 10” cast iron skillet. In a medium bowl, mix the oats, flour, almonds, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Toss ¼ cup of this mixture with the blueberries and add to the skillet. Using your fingertips, incorporate the stick of butter into the remaining oat mixture. Spread the oat mixture over the berries. Bake until golden and bubbly, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool slightly before slicing and serving. Feeds 8.


Nutrition per serving: 219 calories, 3g protein, 20g carbs (3 g fiber) 15g fat



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