Making Social Isolation (straw)Bearable
If ever there was a time to celebrate foods that can be eaten fresh, repurposed for baked goods, frozen for later, preserved in jams, juiced, blended, etc., it’s definitely right now. As we make our seemingly ever-decreasing grocery runs, stocking up on versatile foods is a must. We know fresh fruits and vegetables are go-tos for boosting immune systems and overall health, but some produce seems dicey to buy in bulk–how quickly can a family eat seven boxes of baby spinach?
Some of the healthiest foods, however, are downright saving graces when it comes to serving up delicious double (triple! quadruple!) duty. Enter the humble berry. Did you know strawberries are packed with vitamins and antioxidants? It’s true! The California Strawberry Commission has great information on this superfood’s nutritional properties. The same goes for raspberries. Pretty, aromatic, and delicious, raspberries are a similar nutrient-dense powerhouse. Like strawberries, raspberries contain powerful antioxidants, and they also boast 8 grams of fiber per cup! So, don’t be afraid to fill that cart with bountiful, beautiful berries. We’ve put together some of our best (and most versatile!) Well•Pict Berries recipes to get you started…
- Well•Pict Berries Non-dairy Shake
- Well•Pict Berries Breakfast Cobbler
- Well•Pict Berries and Cream Cheese Pita Pizzas
- Well•Pict Strawberry Spinach Smoothie
- Well•Pict Strawberry Sandwiches
- Well•Pict Berry Pops
- Well•Pict Roasted Strawberry Chicken Burgers
Well•Pict Berries and Cream Cheese Pita Pizzas
Looking to make your own version of the oft-Instagrammed “quarantini”? Try this strawberry black pepper martini from foodviva.com. As we’ve mentioned above, strawberries are full of vital nutrients–and the black pepper gives this drink an added antibacterial and anti-inflammatory kick!
Feeling a bit unsure about picking up fresh fruits and veggies at the moment? According to leading trade publication The Packer, there is no reason to discontinue purchasing and consuming produce. In fact, fruits and vegetables are excellent immune-system boosters and contribute greatly to overall health.¹