THEY’RE SUMMER’S FAVOURITE FRUIT. WHY ELSE WOULD SUMMER MAKE THEM HEART SHAPED?
Bursting with vitamin C, as well as folate and niacin, the humble strawberry is more than just the taste of summer, it’s a nutritious snack that can be enjoyed every day in numerous ways. We all know the Kiwi classic, strawberries with icing sugar and a dollop of cream, but there are so many other ways they can pack a healthy punch at breakfast, lunch or dinner time. Here are some clever ideas from Maria Foy of ‘Happy Mum Happy Child’ that help celebrate strawberry season and make every day delicious.
You can brighten up even the most boring of cereals with slices of strawberry, or add them to p ain yoghurt to add f avour. If you’re not a cereal person, have you thought about trying peanut butter and sliced strawberries on toast? It’s a must!
Or you can keep your strawberries in the freezer and then throw them in a smoothie. When you freeze the strawberries, not only do they ast longer, it makes the smoothie crisp and cool. You can even sneak vegetables into the smoothie, and the strawberries will help to keep it sweet.
Summer is the season of strawberries, as well as the season of sa ads; and what better way to enjoy both by combining them? You can make the most basic of sa ads taste scrumptious by simply adding sliced strawberries.
Lunches / snacks
When New Zea and strawberries come into season, I love popping them in my kids’ lunch for a bit of variety. They’re super easy to prepare too – I just put them in! The same goes for snacks, I simply add it to their p ate along with the rest of the food.
There’s nothing quite like having strawberries for dessert. Cheesecake, pavlova, brownie, shortcake – pretty much anything turns out amazing when fresh strawberries are added.