Some practical ways to get more strawberries into you your diet:
- Dice strawberries and add them to your chicken salad.
- Make your own fruit cocktail with fresh fruit and include grapes, pineapple, sliced peaches, and strawberries. Drizzle a small amount of honey on top of the fruit mixture for an extra sweet treat.
- Slice strawberries and add them to plain Greek yogurt with a drizzle of agave nectar and sliced almonds.
- Top whole grain waffles, pancakes, or oatmeal with fresh strawberries, or fold them into muffins and sweet breads. You can also blend strawberries in a food processor with a little water and use as a fresh syrup to top desserts or breakfast foods.
Precaution: High Pesticide Alert
I have had to update the post which contained the dirty dozen list. Strawberries come high on the list at number one! The EWG (Environmental Working Group) does suggest that people buy organic strawberries to ensure a lower risk of pesticide exposure. However, if you can’t afford organic, there are some steps that you can follow to eat healthier.
The following have been suggested
- Everything you don’t peel: buy organic
- Everything you peel: buy conventionally grown
- Never: buy GMOs
Additionally, there is also a clean fifteen list, which is comprised of some fruits and vegetables which have the lowest incidence of pesticides. This may assist in your choices of when to go non-organic.
For pesticide safety tips, visit the United States EPA website. To continue reading detailed information on much noted in this article see the source articles below….