Let’s Celebrate Blueberries!

Blueberries are a great source of antioxidants and are great as a snack or as an addition to nonfat greek yogurt. - Learn more at http://HeidiPowell.net/2488

July is National Blueberry Month and has been since 2003. “Why,” might you ask, “Should the blueberry deserve an entire official month?” There are lots of reasons why, the most important being they are absolutely yummy! And as you can see, Cash totally agrees. ☺

Besides being so delicious, blueberries are jam-packed with lots of nutrients and fiber. According to blueberries.com, these mini super fruits have twice as many antioxidants as spinach, three times as many as oranges, red grapes and cherries, and four times the antioxidants of grapefruit, white grapes, bananas and apples. These little berries are tiny but mighty!

Blueberries are also very low in calories at one calorie each. What else can you eat that gives you so much bang for your calorie buck? What other food can you eat 100 of and only consume 100 calories? It’s pretty awesome!

Blueberries are also very versatile. You can eat them fresh, of course, or frozen for a cool summer treat. You can add them to smoothies, cereal, yogurt, oatmeal, salads, baked goods, ice cream…and the list goes on. Try my HEART-y Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins — the whole family will love them! Blueberries can also replace syrup as a topping for pancakes, French toast, and waffles, and they can be made into sauces for meat and fish. Really, the possibilities are endless with these tiny nutritional powerhouses!

July is also the peak of blueberry season, so take the kids and visit your local farmer’s market or you-pick farm. They’ll love to eat the fruits of their labors, and you’ll be teaching them a great nutritional habit!


39 Comments

  1. Lorri - August 13, 2013

    My three year old grandson and I eat blueberries every chance we get. They have been his favorite since he started eating. I eat them because of all the nutrition and because I like them too.

  2. Lisa Catallo - August 9, 2013

    We live in the blueberry capital of our province and they are everywhere you turn. We love them fresh, but also buy 60 pounds of organic berries to freeze for the winter! My 3 year old likes to eat them frozen 🙂

  3. April - August 9, 2013

    I eat them everyday! Yum! I put them on and in everything and three out of four of many children love them too.

  4. holly allen - August 8, 2013

    Love my blueberries almost my fav fruit

  5. Lisa MacKenzie - August 8, 2013

    Blueberries are my favorite!! So healthy and so good!! I put them in everything I can.. Shakes , yogurt etc

  6. TR - August 8, 2013

    I have come to love blueberries! I mix them with strawberries for a quick treat.

  7. Merja - August 8, 2013

    I have 5 kilograms blueberries in my freezer to cheer me up in the winter time. 🙂

  8. Michelle - August 8, 2013

    I have a friend who has a u-pick farm. I went this year and picked a bunch and froze them so I can use them in GF pancakes, smoothies or whatever my heart desires.

  9. Conner Striebel - August 8, 2013

    Blueberries have become one of my favorite things to add to my snacks, especially cottage cheese.

  10. Megan - August 8, 2013

    Wow who new! I need to start eating more blue berries and let me just say cash looks adorable in this pic!

  11. Michal Nejeschleba - August 8, 2013

    Blueberries are the only blue food on this planet and that’s why they deserve their own month!

  12. Mandy Towner - August 8, 2013

    This is so fantastic! I knew they were good for you but I didn’t realize how good! My father runs a blueberry farm and I’ll have to let him know that July is blueberry month!! Thanks for the great information you provide!

  13. Zuzana Mesárošová - August 8, 2013

    Blueberries are the best of the best! 😛

  14. Leann Socher - August 8, 2013

    Blueberries are my favourite!!!

  15. Stephanie Ann Diaz - August 8, 2013

    Because they’re in season they are on sale during this time 🙂

  16. Delaney - August 8, 2013

    I just recently bought blue berries to try and eat a little healthier but I didn’t know they were this good for you! I just wish I could incorporate them into something other than pancakes and pies

  17. Donna Clark - August 8, 2013

    I love blueberries!! Here in Corbett, OR our blueberries are just now turning ripe. I own 5 larger bushes and love going out everyday to have a healthy snack.

  18. Tonya Varney - August 8, 2013

    So glad that blueberries are good for you… My fave fruit, even my 4 yr old nephew loves them…

  19. Shirley - August 8, 2013

    love blueberries! So healthy and so good!

  20. Lindsay - August 8, 2013

    We love them here so much! I just bought a pint last night to make your hearty muffins.

  21. Nichole - August 8, 2013

    Im so glad they are so good! My son will eat an entire carton in one sitting! Thankfully they are his fav! Thanks for the great info.

  22. Laurie Tangney - August 8, 2013

    Love blueberries – they are so wonderful for you – your little one is so adorable

  23. laura - July 17, 2013

    We love NC blueberries. Love you and Chris, you are a gift from God. 🙂

  24. Krista Fredericken - July 17, 2013

    Hello Heidi, I love Blueberries as well, we are so lucky to have a Blueberry farm right up the road from us, we buy a half bushel basket and split them with our relatives, then we have plenty to freeze, nothing is better to serve on salads or yogurt, we like to eat them just out of the freezer as a little frozen treat. I can’t wait to try your recipe for Heart-y-Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins, thank you for all you and Chris do love you guys!! Fan in West Viginia

  25. Tiffany Alvarez - July 16, 2013

    Still trying to find a way I can eat this super food. Didn’t know about the calorie count, just makes me want to learn to eat this fruit even more!

  26. busy mom - July 16, 2013

    We are a blueberry family, and just ate tge first three ripe ones off out bush today! I was just gifted a blueberry powder for use in smoothies, what do you think, is the powder any good ir fresh better? 🙂

  27. Cindy - July 16, 2013

    I love making shakes with blueberries.

  28. Tiffany - July 16, 2013

    Omg never knew blueberries were a calorie each. My kids and I love them and I try to keep the fridge stocked during the summer with healthy snacks.

  29. Brian Lindsay - July 16, 2013

    I love blueberries, been trying to get at least 4 cups of them a week in my diet. Usually via smoothies 🙂

  30. Kassie Stire - July 16, 2013

    Actually just fell in love with this fruit recently. They are a quick treat that goes well with many things because they are sweet but mild :).

  31. Josue dominguez - July 16, 2013

    My kids love this wonderfull and healthy snack!!!

  32. Drew Wohflord - July 16, 2013

    Love, Love, Love Blueberries. Love them frozen too

  33. cate lionetti - July 16, 2013

    Blueberries! My family can not get enough of them! I have at least 4 cases in my fridge at all times. They are the perfect snack, for my 19 month old to take for jogs in his stroller, for my husband to bring on post with him, or even movie date nights (way better option than popcorn or candy!) I didnt realive that it was more nutrient dense than spinach! AWESOME!

  34. Lynn Wilkinson - July 15, 2013

    I did not know all that about blueberries. I was never a big blueberry fan, but I think I’ll have to start getting them more. Thanks for the info.

  35. Matt - July 15, 2013

    Our little guys love blue berries. Its one of their staple foods along with avocados, almond butter, and banana.

  36. Caroline Lisby - July 15, 2013

    I love blueberries!! I see cash does too. He’s such a cutie pie. 🙂

  37. E.S. Rios - July 15, 2013

    I like putting blueberries in my plain nonfat greek yogurt because it gives the yogurt some nice flavor! Thanks for the info =)

  38. Claudia - July 15, 2013

    Blueberries are an awesome, healthy snack – my little girl cannot get enough of them!

  39. Jacqui McCoy - July 12, 2013

    I love that all your kids are such great eaters!

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