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Blueberries, Strawberries and Healthier Living

We have a goal to start eating better beginning July 5th.  I have planned out our meals for the next week or so, went grocery shopping for healthier snacks, and am officially cutting out regular soda.  In an effort to prepare for this transition and to encourage my son to eat more fruits, I made some yogurt blueberries today.  These are super easy to make and are a refreshing snack during the heat of summer.  Since it’s suppose to be in the 90’s for the next week, we’ll take all the help we can get!

There isn’t really much of a recipe for this one, just 6 oz. of washed fresh blueberries, and a six ounce container of vanilla yogurt.  Here’s where you can get adventurous and use different yogurt flavors.

I used a wooden skewer to dip each blueberry into the yogurt, making sure to coat all sides.  Then, I laid them out on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.  I’m sure wax paper would have worked better, but I had to work with what we have.  Once all the blueberries are coated in yogurt, I placed the tray in our deep freezer. (yet another benefit of being married to a hunter, we have extra freezer space)  After the blueberries froze, I placed them in a freezer Ziplock bag and threw them back in the freezer.

Since I had some strawberries, it’s the Fourth of July weekend, and I’m trying to increase my water intake, I made a festive glass of water in my Ball Canning Jar.  Ohhhh, that reminds me, have you seen the NEW Ball Canning Cookbook?  I’ve hinted a few times to my hubby…I need this book! 😉  I love canning and can’t wait to do some canning with our tomatoes, beets, and pickles.

IMG_9597The fruit flavored water is the perfect way to drink more water and eat more fruit!  Plus, an added bonus, it’s patriotic!

Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

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8 thoughts on “Blueberries, Strawberries and Healthier Living

      1. I will probably use homemade greek yogurt which will definitely be different than vanilla, but hopefully the sweetness of the blueberries will be a good contrast for the tartness of my yogurt. I’ll let you know.

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