How many words can you make from the letters in S-T-R-A-W-B-E-R-R-I-E-S ? Strawberries Facts Sheet Strawberries remain one of the most powerful icons of summer– one reason this scrumptious fruit remains a popular favorite for enthusiasts of all ages. Not only are they full of rich, sweet flavor, strawberries are a wonderful source of nutritious benefits. One serving of eight strawberries contains 140% of Vitamin C (more than one orange!), 20% of folic acid, and 50% of dietary fiber according to the USDA recommended daily nutritional guidelines. In addition, strawberries are low in calories and fat-free! Idaho strawberries are best recognized by having a rich red color, firmer fruit, and a sweeter taste than strawberries grown and imported from out of state. Local strawberries are picked only when fully ripened to allow for the sweetest and freshest fruit available– this ensures a tastier berry that can only be found when buying local. When selecting strawberries, make sure they have a bright red color, a natural shine, and fresh-looking green caps. For the absolute best flavor, let strawberries reach room temperature before serving. Add a little pizzazz to traditional recipes by incorporating strawberries in unique ways. Slice several strawberries and add to your favorite salad, finishing with a light Italian dressing; make a strawberry pizza with wheat tortillas, light cream cheese, and strawberries and cinnamon; or simply mix strawberries with your favorite yogurt, ice cream or cereal to make for a delicious, nutritious and healthy treat. RECIPE s ontain PE RECI reasons. It cr E I H eral othe OOT M sev nd RY S at for & E, a E BERoothie is gre, vitamins C L P I ts TR erry sm xidan ck. This b vel of antio althy sna e high le ts. Great h s n ie nutrie strawberr s p ½ cu blueberrie s p ie u r c r ½ pbe p ras ½ cu na a 1 ban yogur t p ½ cu s milk berrie 1 cup ice cubes other to a cup p d u n c a , ½ , milk ed. Pour in ogur t ns: ice, y ink is form hie. , io t a c n e a an Dir oot h dr the b moot hy sm Blend r until a s uity, healt e r f h toget joy a very n g. and e ervin ups s 8½ c RECIPE COLORFUL RASPBERRY SMOOTHIE RECIPE 1 medium banana ½ cup of red raspberries (or strawberries) ½ cup of black raspberries (or blueberries) ½ cup of yogurt ½ cup of ice RECIPE B 3SM Directions: Cut the raspberries into small pieces that will fit through a straw. Blend the banana, ice, and yogurt with the black raspberries. Add a few pieces of the red raspberry at the bottom of the cup, pour the smoothie ¼ then add more pieces of the red raspberry. Finish at the top with more pieces and enjoy. 4½ cups serving. Delic OOTHIE io make us anytim e s with v a super-fa of the day ,t it s Optio calciu amin C, h t breakfas his smoot nal ear t-h h t m ealth —packed ie 2 Table Omeg , dietary y antio fiber sp a-3 fa s and e m x tty ac oothie oons hone ssent idants, ids fr y for a 1 ia o Ingre l mediu m the swee die m ba flax s ter (a go 2 ½ c nts n eed. a n o a for d ide ups f a thic a if yo than at-fre fat-fre ke yogur u’re u e van e t) sing m r smoothie illa yo 1 cup milk gur t o ilk ra b Direc ther r picke lueberrie tions s, rins d ove A r d e ½ cu d all t p bla for stems d, drained on hig he ingred ckber ½ cu and rie ie h p minu speed un nts in a b 2 Tab raspberrie s, rinsed a te. Po lende lespo nd dr s, rins ur an til smooth r. Mix o a e n in d s ed , d ser and d 8½ c groun ve im about one ups s r d V a a in fl r a iation ed media x see ervin s d g. tely. Use a n To red y combina tion o uce c f berr unsw alorie ee ie s with h tened yog , use fat-fr s you wan t. ee pla ur t an oney. in d swe eten , to tas te There are 12 differences between these two pictures. Can you find them all? Teachers can print off 8 ½” x 11”posters and activity sheets (and answers) at www.sde.idaho.gov/site/cnp/fom.htm to use as handouts in the classroom.
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