Whether you are eating for one or have a family of four getting back in the kitchen can be simple, savory, nutritious, and incredibly edible!
Monday, May 24, 2010
It's Blackberry Season!
Why is it we call them "black" berries when they stain everything purple? I am guessing it has something to do with PurpleBerry not sounding as sweet?!? Thoughts?
Blackberries are actually native to the US, and feed not only humans but many animals, too. Similar to other berries they are packed with antioxidants, to include anthocyanin and quercitin. They are loaded with fiber, 8 grams per 1 cup! That's better (and more satisfying) than any bar or cereal. If you combine 1 cup of Kashi's Go Lean and 1 cup of berries you will get 18 grams of fiber--that is more than 1/2 of my daily fiber needs. Nice start to the day!
What is your favorite blackberry dish? Blackberry cobbler, blackberry pie, or just plain blackberries? I love them all! If they are sweet I can just sit and eat them. I actually found myself in a painful predicament one time after eating far too many. They were growing wild on a hiking path we were on and I just kept nibbling away...all day...painful morning followed! ;o)
This morning I found a delicious way to enjoy this berry:
1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp simply fruit orange marmalade
1 cup blackberries
Taste buds soared with delight!
Looking back, most of my fondest memories are accompanied by fabulous food, family, and friends. As a dietitian, wife, and athlete my thoughts constantly revolve around food. This blog is meant to share some of my "edible thoughts" on ways to save time, create quick treats, balance the scales of life, and focus on health. I hope you find something tasty to chew on!