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Healthy Recipes: 3 Easy and Delicious Strawberry Recipes
Don’t let all those sweet berries go to waste this season. By Melissa Romero
Don't let those sweet strawberries go to waste this season. This strawberry-feta pizza makes for a great appetizer or quick meal. Photographs by Melissa Romero.
Comments () | Published May 17, 2013

It’s strawberry season, and we are all for it. The red berries are low in fat, sodium, and cholesterol, and rich in vitamin C, folate, and fiber—plus they’re a healthy and tasty way to satisfy one’s sweet tooth.

But while strawberries are great on their own, they’re also a versatile ingredient in everything from drinks to dinner dishes. Here are three easy recipes to try.

Strawberry-Feta Pizza

For a quick dinner, grab a pita and toss strawberries and your favorite cheese and greens on top.

Ingredients

1 closed pita or 2 mini pitas
½ cup sliced strawberries
½ cup feta cheese (or your favorite soft cheese)
½ cup arugula (or your favorite greens)

Bake pita in oven or toaster oven at 425 degrees for 8 minutes. While waiting, mix together strawberries and greens with a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice. Remove pita from oven and spread cheese over crust. Top with strawberry mixture and add salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese to taste.

Strawberry Agua Fresca

Cooking Light’s recipe for this refreshing drink is just 71 calories per serving and requires only four ingredients.

Ingredients

4 cups water
1⁄3 cup sugar
6 cups hulled strawberries
¼ cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)

Combine water with sugar and stir until sugar dissolves. Blend strawberries in blender until smooth. Combine sugar water with blended strawberries and lime juice.

Strawberry Rhubarb Soup

Photograph by Ali Eaves.

This oldie but goodie from nutritionist Katherine Tallmadge is perfect for those humid DC days.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon canola oil
3 stalks rhubarb, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
2 generous cups hulled and sliced fresh strawberries
4 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
¼ cup sugar
¾ cup nonfat or low-fat vanilla yogurt
4 fresh mint leaves

Get the full recipe in our earlier post

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