Make Lunch Luscious With These Antioxidant-Rich Strawberry Recipes
Warmer weather means strawberry season! Take advantage of this low-cal berry that’s also high in potassium and antioxidants. And no| these berries aren’t just for snacking or topping on some french toast or cheesecake. Here are 17 healthy ways to enjoy these refreshing and juicy berries at lunchtime.
| Strawberry Avocado Honey Lime Salad
Strawberries and kiwi sweeten this salad topped with avocado and a tangy homemade honey-lime dressing.
| Strawberry-Carrot Mason Jar Salad
This layered salad is made with homemade mango vinaigrette| strawberries| grapefruit| carrots| radish sprouts| red cabbage| and two kinds of lettuce u2014 romaine and spinach.
| Flatbread With Arugula and Strawberries
Top crispy flatbread or toast with dressed arugula greens and sliced strawberries for an easy| light lunch.
| Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
For a hint of fruitiness| top your regular salad with this supereasy| oh-so-fresh strawberry balsamic vinaigrette.
| Strawberry Protein Pancakes
If you’re looking for a sweet brunch idea| whip up a stack of these strawberry protein pancakes with strawberry cream sauce u2014 no syrup needed!
| Strawberry Smoothie
If you don’t have a ton of time to prepare or eat your lunch| then quickly whip up this metabolism-boosting smoothie made with cannellini beans| fresh strawberries| and broccoli.
| Strawberry Pizza With Basil and Goat Cheese
Pack a couple slices of this homemade pizza made with basil| arugula| goat cheese| prosciutto| and| of course| slices of fresh strawberries.
| Strawberry| Chu00e8vre| and Almond Salad
Dress up your basic green salad with slices of freshly picked strawberries| small chunks of chu00e8vre| and toasted almonds.
| Strawberry Cheese Sandwich
Add sliced strawberries to your basic cheese sandwich. This one is made with mascarpone| balsamic vinaigrette| strawberries| and feta.
| Avocado| Strawberry| and Goat Cheese Sandwich
Go open-faced and toast up this yummy sammy made with whole-grain bread| avocado| strawberries| goat’s milk mozzarella| and balsamic vinegar.
| Strawberry Sushi
This maki sushi has a sweet side| made with sushi rice| toasted seaweed nori| strawberry and cucumber| and strawberry and mint.
| Strawberry Bruschetta
For a crunchy and quick lunch| make strawberry and goat cheese bruschetta drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette.
| Strawberry Yogurt Parfait
If you love yogurt and fruit for a quick| filling lunch on a Summer’s day| then make it a little more exciting by layering sliced fruit| yogurt| and granola. Get creative by adding nuts| other fruits| and different flavors of yogurt. For extra protein| choose Greek over regular yogurt.
| PB&J With a Twist
Peanut butter and jelly isn’t just for kids! You can make it more grown-up by using whole-wheat bagels or bread| smooth almond butter| and real strawberries instead of sugary jam. It’s a much tastier and healthier option.
| Bean Burrito With Strawberry Salsa
Chop up some mango| strawberries| onion| tomatoes| and fresh cilantro| and make a batch of this homemade fruity salsa. Top it onto your favorite burrito recipe| like this one made with black beans and sweet potatoes.
| Strawberry Ceviche
How does raw fish marinated in citrus taste when paired with juicy| sweet strawberries? Try this strawberry ceviche for yourself!
| Strawberry Acai Bowl
For a superlight and easy lunch| stir up this gorgeous acai bowl made with both frozen and fresh strawberries. Increase the protein by adding some protein powder| and this breakfast for lunch will be supersatisfying.