Since strawberries are in season, it's time to take advantage of the low-cal berry that's also high in potassium. And no, these berries aren't just for snacking or topping on some french toast or cheesecake. Here are 10 healthy ways to enjoy these refreshing and juicy berries at lunchtime.
Almonds are loaded with good fats and are bursting with vitamin E, an antioxidant that bolsters the immune system. The combination of the tender and crunchy almond crust combined with a savory strawberry sauce is definitely a winner! A subtle hint of balsamic vinegar adds a nice extra layer of flavor.
An unending supply of fresh berries is definitely one of the highlights of Summer. It's fun to eat them fresh, but the amount of recipes you can make with them is staggering. For a home cook this is pretty close to paradise. From muffins to cocktails — and even pizza! — here are 12 healthy berry recipes that we've got in heavy rotation this season.
If the only vanilla pudding you've ever eaten is from a plastic Jello brand cup, then please make this. It takes about 15 minutes to pull together and will knock your socks off, gone.
You can eat the pudding warm right out of the pan (Stephanie style) or chill it for a bit to serve after dinner (the proper way). Because strawberries are amazing right now, crush some with a little sugar (and a splash of booze?) and spoon them over the top. I don't know what it is about vanilla pudding + strawberries in particular, but for me, it is a holy grail combination that tastes of childhood, my grandmother's kitchen, and the world's most perfect strawberry ice cream.
If you are drooling over this photo as much as we are, just keep reading for the recipe.