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May 18, 2012
09:41 AM

Strawberry Recipes for the Family

Crepes and Popsicles and even a pasta salad – yum! Celebrate National Strawberry Month in May with these delish kid pleasing fruity treats.

Did you know 80 percent of strawberries are grown in California, which alone supplies over a billion pounds of the fruit every year? That's a lot of berries! So, in celebration of May being National Strawberry Month, we've scoured the web for these seven recipes that feature the fruit of honor – that southeast Michigan families can whip up right at home.

Strawberries are packed with fiber and antioxidants. They're low in calories and high in vitamin C – which has been shown to protect against cancer and stroke and to improve cardiovascular health. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, strawberries are versatile and yummy enough for any meal of the day.

 

Nutella and Strawberry Crepes (Sprinkled with Pistachios)

Start off your day with this tangy sweet dish from Closet Cooking. Top off a crepe with the popular hazelnut spread and strawberries for a tasty breakfast for both kids and adults. Keep these four simple ingredients in your kitchen for a fast and flavorful treat any morning.

 

Strawberry-Ricotta Tartlets (Food & Wine)

Prepare these tartlets from Food & Wine and impress everyone with a batch of snazzy yet simple snacks. With the sweet strawberries and savory ricotta, the wide range of flavors and textures are sure to be a hit among friends at your next gathering.

 

Strawberry Popsicles

As the days get hotter, everyone is always looking for fun ways to cool off, and these strawberry freeze pops from Two Peas and their Pod do just that. Since they're made from fresh strawberries, these frozen treats are nutritious as well as delicious. They're fun and easy for young ones to help make.

 

Strawberry and Cream Cheese Sandwich

Portable enough to take on the go and simple enough for an-after school snack. This sandwich from Eating Well is an easy way to incorporate strawberries into a lunchbox this month.

 

Chilled Strawberry Pasta Salad

Add the tangy sweet fruit to a pasta salad in this recipe from G-Online. Whip up the homemade balsamic dressing included in the recipe to top off your salad and enjoy.

 

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

Elana's Pantry puts a twist on classic strawberry shortcake with this gluten-free treat. Created by Elana's 12-year-old son, this dessert uses chocolate biscuits instead of the traditional angel food or pound cake. Add whipped cream and strawberries, and you've got a dish suitable for chocolate-lovers and strawberry-lovers alike.

 

Strawberry, Pistachio and Goat Cheese Pizza

This healthy alternative to traditional pizza from My Recipes is fun to make with the entire family. Just pop it in the oven for a light and fresh way to celebrate strawberries this month.

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