Blueberries are aplenty over the summer months and are a base to so many classic summer dishes like cobblers, salsas, cocktails, salads, pies, cocktails, and so much more. They provide a ton of flavor and sweetness to your favorite meals and are packed with vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants, so trying your hand at some delicious blueberry recipes is the perfect way to take advantage of this superfood being in season during the remaining summer months.
In just one cup of blueberries, you’re getting about 3.5 grams of fiber, 1 gram of protein, and only 84 calories. Not only that, but this cup of blueberries will also give you a hefty dose of potassium, magnesium, manganese, vitamin C, and vitamin K. If that weren’t enough to sell you on making some delicious blueberry recipes, a report in the journal Advances in Nutrition also stated recently that blueberries have an extremely high concentration of antioxidants, which are crucial for healthy aging and fighting free radical damage in the body.
So, for those who want to enjoy the health benefits and bold sweetness of this beloved summer berry, the following blueberry recipes will give you ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinners, desserts, and healthy, filling snacks. Read on, and for more, don’t miss 10 Cucumber Recipes That Are Crisp, Crunchy & Refreshing.
Get our recipe for Blueberry Lemon Pancakes.
Another option for breakfast—or a lighter, healthier dessert—this yogurt and granola parfait is easy to make and gives you a protein boost while satisfying that sweet tooth. You can pile it up with blueberries, strawberries, or any other fruit of your choosing. This recipe is great with low-fat Greek yogurt that doesn’t have added sugar because this will provide more protein, but you can use any type of yogurt that you prefer.
Get our recipe for Yogurt Parfait.
People may often think of a New York-style cheesecake made just with cream cheese, but Italian cheesecakes are normally used with ricotta or mascarpone cheese instead, making it a totally different experience. This recipe, however, combines the best of both worlds and uses cream cheese and ricotta, which creates a creamy, flavorful cake for you to bring to the next summer gathering.
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Whether it’s peach or blueberry, cobbler is a defining summer dessert. This recipe happens to use both fruits, and at just 310 calories per serving, it is also much lower in calories than many other cobblers you’ll come across. Serve this one up for your next family dinner or bring it as a dish for your friend’s BBQ—either way, it will instantly become a crowd-pleasing dessert.
Get our recipe for Blueberry Peach Cobbler.
Lemon pancakes are sweet without being overpowering, which makes them a great way to start your day for those who have an undeniable sweet tooth. For even more flavor and a boost of antioxidants, you can quickly throw together a blueberry compote that goes right on top.
Get our recipe for Pancakes with Blueberry Compote.