One of the best ways to get kids to eat healthier food is to let them make it themselves. And these snack recipes using Florida blueberries and strawberries are so good — and so easy — you may have a hard time getting the kids out of the kitchen.
“You can get really creative with strawberries and blueberries,” said Justin Timineri, Executive Chef and Culinary Ambassador, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. “They can be tossed into salads or yogurt, marinated in teriyaki sauce and served with grilled meats, or turned into delicious snacks like these.”
Not only do they taste good, they’re good for you. Blueberries are good for your eyes and memory, and they have antioxidants, which may prevent some types of cancer. Strawberries have vitamin C and fiber, which is good for your digestive system and helps you feel full.
Blueberry Biscuit Cookies
Yield: 14 servings
Grown-Up Alert: Supervise younger children when using the oven.
2 cups biscuit mix
1 cup Florida blueberries
1 cup pecans, chopped
2 tablespoons low-fat milk
1/2 cup honey, divided
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In large mixing bowl, combine biscuit mix, blueberries, pecans and milk. Mix well and add enough honey to make mixture stiff like cookie dough.
Place dough by tablespoonful onto a greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake until edges begin to brown, about 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and drizzle remaining honey on each cookie. Bake an additional 5 minutes and serve immediately.