Superfood: Strawberries

Sweet, juicy, and loaded with nutrients, strawberries are one of nature's tastiest and healthiest foods.

  • Superfood: Strawberries
    By: Holley Johnson Grainger, M.S., R.D., MyRecipes

    Superfood: Strawberries

    Sweet, juicy, and loaded with vitamin C, strawberries are nature's healthiest dessert. These low-calorie berries are a rich source of anthocyanins which gives them their bright red color.

  • Strawberries in Meyer Lemon Syrup
    By: Holley Johnson Grainger, M.S., R.D., MyRecipes, Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Strawberries in Meyer Lemon Syrup

    Just four ingredients are needed for this indulgently sweet dessert. The combination of strawberries and Meyer lemon juice give this immune system-friendly dessert a double dose of vitamin C.
  • Strawberry-Banana Pudding
    By: Holley Johnson Grainger, M.S., R.D., MyRecipes, Photo: Oxmoor House

    Strawberry-Banana Pudding

    Only six ingredients are needed to make this crowd-pleasing, kid-friendly dessert. Bananas and strawberries lend a healthy dose of fiber and vitamin C. To decrease the calories even more, choose sugar-free instant pudding mix.
  • Strawberry Agua Fresca
    By: Holley Johnson Grainger, M.S., R.D., MyRecipes

    Strawberry Agua Fresca

    Cold and refreshing, this fruit-infused strawberry drink is antioxidant-packed. Blending strawberries, fresh lime juice, sugar, and water result in a sweet and tart non-alcoholic beverage. Throw in some ice cubes and give the drink a whirl in the blender for a slushy texture.
  • Spinach, Asparagus, and Strawberry Salad
    By: Holley Johnson Grainger, M.S., R.D., MyRecipes, James Carrier

    Spinach, Asparagus, and Strawberry Salad

    Boost your beauty on the inside and out by digging in to this superfood-packed salad. Strawberries, spinach, asparagus, and walnuts are all beauty foods that help to nourish your skin and hair as well as provide heart-healthy benefits.
  • Lavender-Scented Strawberries with Honey Cream
    By: Holley Johnson Grainger, M.S., R.D., MyRecipes, Photo: Sang An; Styling: Pam Morris

    Lavender-Scented Strawberries with Honey Cream

    With less than 150 calories and just 2.8 grams of fat, this impressive warm weather dessert offers a wealth of nutrients from the strawberries, yogurt, milk, and eggs. Double the lavender simple syrup and keep half on hand to top raspberries, angel food cake, or ice cream.
  • Yogurt-Fruit Smoothie
    By: Holley Johnson Grainger, M.S., R.D., MyRecipes

    Yogurt-Fruit Smoothie

    Fat-free milk and low-fat yogurt give this smoothie a double boost of calcium while the banana and strawberries provide heart-healthy potassium to help lower the risk for heart attack and stroke.
  • Strawberry-Marmalade Salad
    By: Holley Johnson Grainger, M.S., R.D., MyRecipes, Leigh Beisch

    Strawberry-Marmalade Salad

    This powerhouse salad uses only four ingredients and is the perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors. Because it each ingredient contributes antioxidants and vitamin C, reach for it next time you need to fight a cold or the flu.
  • Herbed Romaine Salad with Strawberries
    By: Holley Johnson Grainger, M.S., R.D., MyRecipes, Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto

    Herbed Romaine Salad with Strawberries

    Topping a salad with strawberries is a smart strategy for achieving optimal health because its fiber helps the body absorb nutrients. In addition to the many vitamins and minerals from strawberries, this salad has vitamin E and selenium from the pistachios, calcium from the feta cheese, and vitamins K and A from romaine lettuce.
  • Strawberries Romanoff
    By: Holley Johnson Grainger, M.S., R.D., MyRecipes, Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Strawberries Romanoff

    Round out your meal with a serving of orange liqueur-soaked berries topped with whipped cream. One cup of strawberries (the serving size for this dessert) contains a full day's supply of vitamin C.
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