Unique And Healthy Recipes Using Fresh Strawberries

Food, Food Benefits, Nutrition

By: Chris Freytag, CPT // March 13, 2023

Strawberries are such a delicious fruit and surprisingly versatile. They are packed with nutrition, and when they are in season, it’s hard to beat. So when you want to do more than simply eat a bowl of berries, check out these unique strawberry recipes and start to incorporate them into a variety of dishes that the whole family will love.

There is a lot to love about strawberries, but even more than their sweet states, we appreciate the health benefits of strawberries: protect your heart, increase good cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, and guard against cancer. Strawberries are full of vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants.

So making strawberry recipes is not only fun and delicious, but you are enjoying a very healthy ingredient.


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    How To Keep Strawberries Fresh

    Strawberries spoil even faster than bananas, which may cause you to panic once a day or two has gone by, and you still haven’t used up your expensive bushel of fresh berries, but don’t worry!

    White vinegar is a fresh berry’s best friend. It not only kills spores but also helps keep them fresh!

    How To Clean Strawberries

    Step 1: so place them in a large bowl and wash them with 1 cup of white vinegar and 8 cups of water.

    Step 2: Let the berries sit in the bath, moving them around gently to dislodge any dirt and allowing the vinegar to kill spores and bacteria.

    Step 3: Drain the strawberries in a colander and rinse well.

    Step 4: Dry by wrapping gently in a paper towel.

    Step 5: Store in a sealed container lined with dry paper towels.

    Savory Strawberry Appetizers

    Strawberry Salsa

    Salsa is the perfect topping or simple snack no matter what time of year it is, but when it comes to summer, this is your time to switch it up by incorporating strawberries. This specific recipe features five sensationally-delicious ingredients: strawberries, jalapeño, red onion, fresh cilantro, and lime.

    Strawberry Bruschetta

    Tomatoes are typically the shining star of this Italian appetizer, but substituting strawberries will add a whole new refreshing, tangy sweetness that simply screams summer.

    Strawberry Desserts

    Coconut Fruit Dip – Paleo & Dairy Free

    Finger foods are all the rage come sunny weather when you just want to pack up and hit the beach all day. But most dips you find for your veggies or fruit are laden with unnecessary calories. Opt for this healthy and delicious version made with only 3 ingredients!

    Berry Probiotic Gummies

    Jello can be for adults, too, especially this simple and healthy recipe that will keep your digestion on track. Have some fresh strawberries? Throw ‘em in the mix!

    No Bake Strawberry Bars

    Perfect for a light summer snack, these healthy bars feature fresh summer strawberries, hearty oats, and no refined sugars or artificial flavors.

    Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Are you a fan of chocolate-covered strawberries? Then you’ll love these healthy muffins featuring whole grains, fresh strawberries, and mini chocolate chips.

    Strawberry Recipes For Lunch

    An easy grilled chili lime chicken recipe with a delicious, fresh cilantro strawberry salsa on top! It's so easy to throw together but tastes like you spent all day on it!

    Chili Lime Chicken with Cilantro Strawberry Salsa

    Weeknight dinners can be a challenge. But this grilled chili lime chicken recipe makes everything easier. It’s super simple to make plus it’s topped with cilantro strawberry salsa for the perfect combination of sweet and smoky. We use skin-on chicken thighs which stay moist on the inside yet get crispy on the outside. Plus, we sneak

    This strawberry chicken salad is full of nutrients, antioxidants and protein to help keep you full. Plus this salad is so easy to make and made with fresh ingredients!

    Strawberry Chicken Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

    This strawberry salad with chicken topped with pecans and a creamy poppy seed dressing is fresh and delicious! The Greek yogurt dressing has a nice tartness to offset the sweet strawberries making it the perfect dish for a summer meal. Plus, the chicken and spinach provide a protein rich meal that will leave you satisfied!

    Roasted Strawberry, Avocado and Mozzarella Grilled Cheese

    An elevated version of your favorite childhood comfort food, this recipe utilizes strawberries in an innovative way by roasting them. You’ll scarf this baby down before you have time for an Instagram picture.

    Strawberry Zucchini Noodles With Balsamic Cashew Cream

    Tossed with balsamic cashew cream, this is a healthy no-cook dinner that’s vegan-friendly and under 300 calories!

    Strawberry Beverages

    Pink drink with strawberries in a glass

    Starbucks Copycat Pink Drink Recipe

    When our team was first introduced to the Starbucks “Pink Drink,” we became seriously hooked. But we knew deep in our hearts that the obsession couldn’t last: after all, at $4 each and more calories and sugar than we’d like, it wasn’t something we were going to do on a daily basis. So, we marched

    A glass filled with a strawberries and cream dessert smoothie with strawberries around it

    Strawberries and Cream Smoothie

    This delicious dessert smoothie is thick, creamy, and the closest thing you can get to a milkshake in under 150 calories! Plus this frozen dessert drink is made with real fruit so the fiber will fill you right up! If your tastebuds are urging for a sweet treat, this healthy milkshake recipe is for you!

    Strawberry Kiwi Swirl Smoothie

    This smoothie definitely takes me on a morning vacation! The shredded coconut and banana add a tropical touch that is full of vitamins and other nutrients. This smoothie is so simple to make and will make you feel energized and refreshed! If you want more healthy smoothie recipes, check out our smoothie recipe category filled

    Check out this delicious summer cocktail recipe for Strawberry Mango Sangria! The perfect patio drink for warm summer nights!

    Strawberry Mango Sangria

    As summer approaches and the weather warms up, nothing is more refreshing than a cold glass of sangria! Check out this delicious cocktail recipe for Strawberry Mango Sangria! It’s the perfect patio drink for warm summer nights and this particular recipe is a healthier spin on one of everybody’s favorite summer drinks. This recipe for

    Love strawberries? Then we've got 23 delicious and healthy recipes to showcase them in all their glory.

    Strawberry Basil Lemonade

    Grab yourself some lemons, strawberries, and a handful of fresh basil and make this refreshing beverage—or turn it into a cocktail for the weekend!

    Recess Mood Magnesium Calming Beverage

    Okay, this isn’t a recipe, but I’d be crazy not to add this strawberry rose beverage to my list! Made with ingredients like Magnesium, L-threonate, L-theanine, American ginseng, and lemon balm, this refreshing drink is the perfect cocktail alternative and honestly leaves you with a clear mind and a calm sensation.


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