Strawberries are scrumptious signs that spring is here. You can enjoy these edible red gems in sweet and savory foods. Their sweet, juicy flavor complements everything from oatmeal at breakfast to salads for lunch to chicken at dinner. Strawberries are low in calories, rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants and high in vitamin C and fiber. In fact, 1 cup of whole strawberries meets 141% of the Recommended Daily Value for vitamin C. Savor the bounty of strawberries with these 11 detectable recipes.
1. STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE PANCAKES | OH, SWEET BASIL
Ground almonds and cottage cheese add healthy fat, protein and moisture to this unique twist on classic strawberry shortcake. For a special treat, top with extra sliced strawberries and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 242; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 3mg; Sodium: 333mg; Carbohydrate: 27g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 20g
2. STRAWBERRIES & CREAM OATMEAL | FIT FOODIE FINDS
Strawberries and cream are a match made in heaven, and now you can enjoy this combo in your oatmeal in less than 20 minutes. Oatmeal is loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals to keep you energized and satisfied all morning long. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 291; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 152mg; Carbohydrate: 51g; Dietary Fiber: 9g; Sugar: 15g; Protein: 9g
3. BANANA BERRY OAT BARS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
Craving a sweet breakfast treat? Bake a batch of these wholesome oat bars that are sweetened with banana and honey, then topped with fresh strawberries ahead of time and reheat for a convenient breakfast on-the-go. Substitute brown rice syrup in place of honey for vegan-friendly bars. Recipe makes 4 servings at 4 small bars each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 289; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 112mg; Carbohydrate: 62g; Dietary Fiber: 8g; Sugar: 26g; Protein: 6g
4. CUCUMBER, AVOCADO & STRAWBERRY SALSA | INSPIRALIZED
Who says salsa has to have perfectly diced ingredients? Not those of us who are “inspiralized.” It’s time to transform your salsa by using cucumber “noodles.” Bring this fresh snack to a potluck, barbecue or sporting event. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 cup each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 99; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 79mg; Carbohydrate: 13g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 1g
5. BABY KALE & STRAWBERRY SALAD | EATING BIRD FOOD
Time to put a little fruit in your green salad. This baby kale and strawberry salad is a great balance of earthy and sweet. Kale is a great alternative to romaine filled with iron, vitamin K and inflammation-fighting antioxidants. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 146; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 8mg; Sodium: 123mg; Total Carbohydrate: 19g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugars 10g; Protein: 5g
6. STRAWBERRY SALAD WRAP | LOVE & ZEST
Spring flavors of sweet strawberries, crisp cucumbers and romaine lettuce come together in this wrap for an easy, grab-and-go meal ready in 10 minutes. For a protein boost, try adding diced chicken breast, sliced boiled egg or black beans. Recipe makes 1 serving at one wrap each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 458; Total Fat: 23g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 12g; Cholesterol: 10mg; Sodium: 313mg; Carbohydrate: 54g; Dietary Fiber: 9g; Sugar: 17g; Protein: 14g
7. PEANUT BUTTER, STRAWBERRY & BANANA QUESADILLAS | AMBITIOUS KITCHEN
Quesadillas aren’t typically sweet, but when they are, they’re pretty darn tasty. This breakfast quesadilla — stuffed with creamy peanut butter, ripe bananas and strawberries — delivers fiber, protein and essential nutrients to your morning. Recipe makes 2 servings at 1/2 quesadilla each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 261; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 399mg; Carbohydrate: 33g; Dietary Fiber: 11g; Sugar: 10g; Protein: 12g
8. PORK TENDERLOIN MEDALLIONS WITH STRAWBERRY SAUCE | TASTE OF HOME
Tender pork tenderloin is glazed with a sweet and savory strawberry sauce. A garnish of tangy feta, green onions and strawberries finishes off the pork for a flavor-packed dish. Pair with roasted veggies for a simple and delicious dinner. Recipe makes 8 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 244; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 68mg; Sodium: 649mg; Carbohydrate: 15g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 9g; Protein: 25g
9. STRAWBERRY BALSAMIC CHICKEN | GIMME SOME OVEN
Chicken caprese gets a fun twist with the addition of juicy strawberries. Baked balsamic marinated chicken breasts are topped off with a fresh strawberry caprese salsa and creamy mozzarella. This colorful, easy-to-make dish is great for a quick weeknight dinner. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 245; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 70mg; Sodium: 221mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 12g; Protein: 31g
10. LIGHTENED-UP NO-BAKE CHEESECAKE | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
Smooth and tangy, this lightened-up, portion-controlled cheesecake satisfies without being loaded with fat, sugar and calories — or losing an ounce of decadent flavor. Cheers to eating dessert and staying on track with your health goals. Recipe makes 8 servings at 1 cheesecake cup each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 128; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 19mg; Sodium: 166mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 9g; Protein: 5g
11. STRAWBERRY BANANA BREAD | RUNNING WITH SPOONS
This lightened-up strawberry banana bread is so soft and tender, you’d never be able to tell it was made without butter or oil. The secret? Greek yogurt and bananas. Naturally sweetened and loaded with strawberry and banana flavor in each bite, this bread is a healthy alternative to a traditional favorite. Recipe makes 12 servings at 1 slice each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 143; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 32mg; Sodium: 159mg; Carbohydrate: 30g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 14g; Protein: 4g