It’s blueberry season at the market, which means you can get your hands on a variety of fresh local blueberries! Not only are they delicious but they are also high in fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K! Blueberries are also said to have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all common fruits and vegetables. Come by the market this Sunday to learn more about the blueberries offered, and of course, sample them! Below are some blueberry snack ideas your kids (and you) will love:
Frozen Blueberry Bites (recipe from www.Hellofresh.com):
In a bowl combine 1 cup greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon honey, and the seeds of 1 vanilla bean. Pierce each blueberry with a toothpick, dip into the yogurt mixture to thoroughly coat and then place on a lined baking sheet. Freeze for at least 45 minutes, and enjoy!
Blueberry Fruit Leather (recipe from www.blueberrycouncil.org):
In a blender puree 2 cups baby spinach, 1 cup greek yogurt, 1 cup blueberries, 1 cup pomegranate juice, 1 cup ice cubes, and 2 tablespoons of chia seeds until smooth. Divide between two glasses, and enjoy!
other great ideas: blueberry oatmeal cookies, blueberry bark, blueberry fruit leather, blueberry granola
On Sunday July 14 our POP Club kids will be learning how to follow a recipe as they work together to make blueberry chia jam. learn more about the POP Club here and visit us at the market to register.
The POP Club is a farmer’s market-based kids program. Children (ages 5 – 12 years old) will learn about fruits and vegetables, local food systems and healthy food preparation through fun activities all season long.
Each week children will earn a $3 market token to use towards any fruit or vegetable of their choice. There is no cost to participate and the program runs every Sunday rain or shine!