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As we enter summer, optimize you and your loved one's health by incorporating blueberries into your summer routine. Discover 14 fun and ways for you and your family to spice up your summer with blueberries!

Did you know blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant capacities among fruits and vegetables? Just one cup of raw blueberries provides 24% of your daily vitamin C intake and 14% of your daily fiber. 

14 Inspiring Things To Do With Blueberries

1. Blueberry lemonade 

Jump start your summer with refreshing blueberry lemonade.Take a twist on the summer classic by adding blueberries to the already simple recipe. After enjoying the beautiful warm weather, cool down with this refreshing drink with the whole family!

2. Fruit flag pizza 

Who doesn’t love fruit pizza, especially when it’s decorated like the American flag? Not only will kids love decorating it, they will enjoy eating it! Incorporate this fun dessert into your summer recipes; you are your loved ones won’t be disappointed.

3. Homemade blueberry syrup with honey 

Enjoy this simple and healthy recipe over an assortment of delicious food options such as pancakes, yogurt, tea, ice cream and more. With just four ingredients, you will have a quick batch in no time.

4. Honey basil fruit salad 

A salad can’t get any better than this! With just a few ingredients, this delicious fruit salad is the perfect side dish for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a casual snack for the family. Pick your favorite fruits and with just a bit of chopping and dicing your salad is done.

5. Blueberry mojitos 

Enjoy a twist on this delectable beverage. Whether you want to add a splash of rum for an adult option or make it kid-friendly with club soda, this can be a fun and refreshing drink for everyone!

6. Frozen yogurt covered blueberries 

Indulge in the perfect healthy summer snack. You and your family definitely won’t feel bad after enjoying these fiber-filled, low-calorie goodies. With the only ingredients being greek yogurt and blueberries, preparing the snack will be a breeze!

7. Blueberry-lemon Popsicles® 

Nothing beats the summer heat like this sweet treat. Keep cool and refreshed with blueberry lemon popsicles. Made with only blueberries, honey and fresh lemon, you and your kids will be craving these tasty treats all summer long.

8. Blueberry-peach crumble bars 

You will be the crowd favorite with this heavenly dessert. Layered with homemade blueberry jam, peaches, and pecan crumble crust you will have everyone begging for more.

9. Homemade blueberry pop tarts 

If you are looking for the perfect fun and tasty treat for all, look no further. The benefit of making your own homemade blueberry pop tarts is the ability to control what goes into them. By adding fresh blueberries instead of preserves and limiting what goes in the icing, you will be able to reduce the fat and sugar. The best part is that your kids will be extremely impressed!

10. Blueberry chicken chopped salad 

Get a taste of summer with this sweet, savory and healthy salad. Whether it is for the main course or as a fresh side, you won’t regret adding this appetizing option to your summer recipes.

11. Blueberry frozen yogurt 

Satisfy your sweet tooth craving this summer with this amazing dessert. You will enjoy all the aspects of ice cream, without the unhealthy additions. With just seven ingredients, you and your family will be chomping at the bit to make this treat again.

12. Sweet and savory blueberry toast 

Mix up your toast routine with this creative option. Give your toast a summer pop by adding ricotta cheese, fresh blueberries, honey and mint on grilled ciabatta bread. Your taste buds will be happy you did!

13. Triple berry smoothie 

Pamper yourself with this satisfying summer smoothie. With only five ingredients, this quick and fresh option will be appetizing at all hours of the day.

14. Baked blueberry french toast 

Are you ready to get your summer started? Incorporate Fareway’s fresh and tasty baked blueberry french toast into your morning routine! You and your loved ones will be happy you did!

Don’t wait to get a jump-start on your summer recipes. Head over to Fareway’s CentsAble Health magazine for more fun, fresh and delicious summer recipes for the whole family!

Caitlyn Ferin RD, LD

Caitlyn Ferin RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

Caitlyn graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in Dietetics. She has worked in nutrition at Mid Iowa Community Action and as a clinical dietitian for the Iowa Veterans Home and Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center. Her goal is to help you and your family develop and maintain healthy lifestyles by sharing creative and practical nutrition tips.

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