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Grilled Sirloin with Blackberry Sauce
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Blueberry-Blue Cheese Salad
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Pork Chops with Raspberry Sauce
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Sugar Snap Pea & Berry Salad
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Curried Chicken Salad with Blackberries
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—Nutrition-wise, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries rule—they're high in fiber, packed with antioxidants and vitamins, and have a low glycemic index (dietician-speak for how quickly any given food is likely to raise your blood sugar). For maximum health benefits, aim for one serving a day.
—To store raspberries and blackberries, place in a shallow, paper-towel-lined pan, uncovered, in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days tops. Leave blueberries in the plastic pack or transfer to a covered bowl; use within 10 days.
—Never wash berries until just before you plan to eat them.
Originally published in the August 2010 issue of Family Circle magazine.