With the start of the school year just around the corner, it’s time for parents and caregivers to start thinking about healthy school lunches and often “on the go” breakfasts.
From Blueberry Breakfast Toaster Tarts to a Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie to Healthy Blueberry Muffins, BC Blueberries are jam-packed full of vitamin C, A and E as well as potassium, calcium and magnesium. Blueberries are a delicious way to achieve the Canada Food Guide recommendations to eat seven to 10 servings of fruit or vegetables every day.
Thanks to Mother Nature’s warm touch and cooling nights throughout the summer months, B.C.’s 600-plus blueberry farmers enjoyed a great season which means consumers will be able to enjoy local fresh berries right through to mid-September.
And, now is the time to purchase fresh berries and freeze them so you can enjoy year round. BC Blueberry farmers also say there is no need to wash the berries before freezing. Just make sure they are dry before freezing and then wash them before using in your favorite recipe.
Whether you freeze your own or purchase frozen berries at your local supermarket, BC Blueberries can be enjoyed year round.
The BC Blueberry Council has a strong commitment to on-farm food safety and works diligently with blueberry growers and collaborates with packers and processors to ensure that BC blueberries meet the highest standards for food safety and quality. For more information: www.bcblueberry.com.