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Monday, July 8, 2013

10 Blueberry Recipes: Sweet & Savory Ways to Enjoy! #Healthy Eating #Weekly Menu Plan

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blueberries


Blueberry season is just starting here in the Northeast of the US. We are hoping to pick some wild blueberries soon in the Adirondack Mountains where we vacation in the summer.

Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits. I love eating them all the time on yogurt and granola or on top of hot oatmeal.

I hope you get a chance to enjoy them too. Not only are blueberries delicious; they are high in vitamin C and are rated extremely high as an antioxidant something about their color. 

Remember eat blue things. But what food is really blue? We have this argument all the time in my family. Is there really any food that is truly blue? Blueberries are kinda of purple. How about blue crabs? 

We can go on and on... see what naturally blue things you can think of while you cook up some of these great blueberry recipes from my weekly Foodie Friday party and from other bloggers that I have found on Pinterest.
Quinoa Salad w/ Blueberries
Quinoa Salad w/ Blueberries


Berry Caprese Bruschetta
Berry Caprese Bruschetta

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins
Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie
Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie

Creamy Blueberry Bars
Creamy Blueberry Bars

Blueberry Cobbler
Blueberry Cobbler

Blueberry Energy Smoothie
Blueberry Energy Smoothie

Corn & Blueberry Salad
Corn & Blueberry Salad


Weekly Menu Plan:





Wednesday: Pasta w/ Marinara Sauce & Salad

Thursday: Refried Bean Tacos w/ Guacomole

Friday: Trader Joe's Barbeque Baby Back Ribs, Corn on the Cob w/ Tomato Salad

Saturday: Leftovers

This post will be shared on the following food/craft parties. Be sure to check them out:

Tuesday Food:
Hearth & Soul Blog Hop @ Premeditated Leftovers
Totally Tasty Tuesday @ Mandy's Recipe Box
Show Me What You Got @ Our Delightful Home
In & Out of the Kitchen @ Feeding Big & More
Tuesday's Table @ Love in the Kitchen

Wednesday Food:

Cast Party Wednesday @ Lady Behind the Curtain 
 Wednesday Whatsit @White Lights on Wednesday 
Fresh Foods Wednesdays @ Gastronomical Sovereignty
Show and Share @ Semi Homemade Mom
Wonderful Food Wednesdays at @ All She Cooks
Wednesday Extravaganza @ Hunger Little Girl
Wonderful Wednesdays @Ducks 'n a Row

Thursday Food:

Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Link it Up Thursday @ Seven Alive
Fantastic Thursday @ Three Little Chiefs
Thriving on Thursdays @ Domesblissity
Tasty Thursdays @ The Mandatory Mooch

Friday Food:

Friday Favorite Finds @ Finding Joy in my Kitchen
Foodie Friday @ Home Maid Simple
Freedom Friday @ My Turn
Friday Favorite (DYI too) @ Simple Sweet Home
Foodie Friday @ Rattlebridge Farm 
Weekend Wonders @ The Thriftiness Miss
Friday Food Frenzy @ Mostly Food and Crafts 
Weekend Potluck @ Sunflower Supper Club
Friday Linky Party @ The Pin Junkie 

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23 comments:

  1. I really want to try the ricotta and blueberries. I can't think of anything that is naturally blue.

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    1. That is one of my top recipes to try too. Isn't weird about blue in nature?

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  2. Hi Diane,
    Thank you so much for including my Creamy Blueberry Bars in your collection, all the recipes look so delicious. Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing such wonderful food!
    Miz Helen

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    1. You are very welcome... love your bars.

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  3. My kids are obsessed with blueberries they will eat them with anything :) Love the recipe ideas!

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    1. My kids love blueberries too. If I want to bake with them I have to hide them.

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  4. Many thanks for featuring the blueberry ricotta recipe. I am loving the other recipes in your collection!

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    1. You are very welcome. I was so glad to find your recipe... really delicious.

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  5. I love all the blueberry recipe ideas to try although my husband likes blueberries simply on their own with nothing added. I really can't think of any naturally blue food either.

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    1. I like blueberries solo too... but wow, are they great to cook with... blue food... weird right.

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  6. Thank you for including my blueberry oatmeal smoothie. Blueberries (and blackberries) are my favorite fruits. There are blue potatoes, but like blueberries, they actually look purple!

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    1. Blue potatoes are a good one... but your right, like blue corn they are purple. Google blue crab I think it really is blue.

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  7. Thank you so much for including my blueberry muffins in your round-up, Diane! I love the oatmeal smoothie. But they all look great! Pinning!

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    1. You are very welcome.. great muffins. Glad you like the other recipes too.

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  8. Love ALL of these recipes! Thanks for putting this list together!

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    1. You are very welcome... I could see you making some of these recipes.

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  9. Great roundup of blueberry recipes! I am pinning, googling and sharing on my Facebook!

    Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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    1. You are the best... thank you Cynthia.

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  10. So many great ideas! I especially love the corn and blueberry salad. What a great idea!
    Kristin @ DizzyBusyandHungry.com

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    1. I think that is a great combination too... one I wouldn't have thought of.

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  11. The Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie looks absolutely fantastic. I love blueberries so this post is getting bookmarked!
    -Reshama
    www.stackingbooks.com

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  12. Just wanted to let you know that your roundup will be featured in the Top 10 Favorites of the In and Out of the Kitchen post. The post will go live Monday morning! Thanks again for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much. I just got surprised with wild blueberries my husband picked on a hike.

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