Friday, July 23, 2010
Blueberry time here at the Beehive! I love this time of year.
Why I love blueberries:
~Are Very Healthy For You. In one cup of blueberries, there is only 80 calories, zero fat and only 14 grams of carbohydrates. There's also 15 percent of the daily recommend Vitamin C in one cup of blueberries.
~Are high in antioxidants, which help fight cancer.
~Are best stored unwashed. Washing causes them to decay faster.
~Should always be kept cool. They'll last 5 to 7 days in the refrigerator.
~They just taste GREAT!
There are at TON of fantastic ways to use blueberries in everyday cooking and baking. Muffins, bread, ice cream , oatmeal, pies... you name it. My favorite way is fresh off the bush. Where we pick them there are no chemicals sprayed on them, so we can quality control check as we go. :)
Here is a cute site just for kids... all about blueberries, and has some games and stuff.
Blueberries for Kids
Fruit coloring page by ABCTeach... just click on the blueberry pic to print.
Another coloring page...
I haven't thoroughly checked out all the links so if anything objectionable comes up, I appologize! I did see enough of them to find some fun and useful stuff.
Also, I LOVE the book Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey. I read it to whomever wanted to listen this morning. We always laugh at the mix up of mothers in it.
We now have 35lbs. of blueberries in the freezer. Well, maybe a little less since we ate some with our oatmeal this morning. Delicious!