California Strawberry Quick Bread

This California Strawberry Quick Bread  is delicious warm out of the oven for breakfast or toasted the next day for a snack.

California Strawberry Quick Bread

California Strawberry Quick Bread
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup vegetable oil, plus more for greasing
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup quick cooking oats
  • ¼ cup flax seeds
  • 2 cups chopped California strawberries
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped walnuts, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease the inside of an 8 x 4½ inch loaf pan with vegetable oil and set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat together oil, eggs, vinegar and vanilla in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, place sugar, nutmeg, baking powder, salt, flours, oats and flax seeds. Stir to combine.
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in egg mixture. Beat just until dry ingredients are moistened, about 15 seconds.
  5. Add strawberries and walnuts, mixing briefly just to combine. Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool on a wire rack before slicing. Serve warm or at room temperature.

 

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Strawberry Breakfast Parfait Recipe

A Strawberry Breakfast Parfait Recipe that is both nutritious and tasty!

Strawberry Breakfast Parfait Recipe

A healthy breakfast with California Strawberries is a great way to power up your day.

Strawberry Breakfast Parfait
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup graham cracker cereal, granola or favorite cereal
  • 1 cup non-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 pound California strawberries, stemmed and sliced Mint sprigs
Instructions
  1. In each parfait glass, layer 3 tablespoons cereal, ¼ cup yogurt and ⅛ cup strawberries.
  2. Repeat layers.
  3. Top with 1 mint sprig.

 

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Skinny California Strawberry Sangria Recipe

Celebrate all year-round with this simple, fruity and guilt-free Strawberry Sangria Recipe. Made with  California Strawberries 

Strawberry Sangria Recipe

Skinny California Strawberry Sangria
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 10
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups California strawberries, hulled and sliced lengthwise
  • 750 ml bottle red wine
  • 2 - 12 ounces cans lime-flavored sparkling water
  • a few handfuls of ice
Instructions
  1. Add 2 cups of the sliced strawberries to a large pitcher.
  2. Pour wine over strawberries.
  3. Cover, place in refrigerator for 4-5 hours.
  4. Remove from refrigerator; add lime sparkling water and ice.
  5. Add a few slices of remaining strawberries to your glass. Pour sangria over strawberries and enjoy!

 

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Vietnamese Spring Rolls

A Vietnamese Spring Rolls Recipe with a California Strawberries twist!

 

These spring rolls with strawberries are a refreshing change from the usual fried variety and are a wonderfully healthy appetizer.

Vietnamese Spring Rolls
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (about 2 ounces) sliced stemmed California strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Vietnamese fish sauce
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes
Spring Rolls
  • ¾ pound cooked shelled shrimp
  • ¾ teaspoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 8 spring roll wrappers
  • 16 mint leaves
  • 16 cilantro sprigs
  • ¾ cup (about 3 ounces) quartered stemmed California strawberries
  • 1 cup peeled, seeded cucumber cut into 2 x ¼ x ⅛-inch strips
Instructions
  1. To make Strawberry Dipping Sauce, in blender or food processor, purée strawberries, vinegar, oil, sugar, and fish sauce until smooth. Add chili flakes; blend until chili flakes are mixed in but still visible. To make Spring Rolls, in bowl, toss shrimp with vinegar; set aside.
  2. Dip 1 wrapper into very hot water for a few seconds until soft and flexible; blot on towel to remove excess water. Place 2 mint leaves, 2 cilantro sprigs, 3 pieces strawberry, 3 shrimp and 3 cucumber strips in a line down the center of wrapper. Fold bottom over filling, fold in sides and roll up into tight cylinder. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 8 rolls.
  3. Serve each roll with 1 tablespoon strawberry Dipping Sauce. Makes 8 spring rolls.
Notes
Rolls may be made up to 8 hours ahead. Place in single layer on plastic wrap-lined pan, cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until needed.

Diabetes Exchanges: Starch 0.5, Fruit 0.25, Very Lean Meat 1.5, Fat 0.5

 

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Straw-BERRY Good Smoothie Recipe

A fresh smoothie recipe!

It’s that time of year when everything is about freshness. Isn’t it wonderful to start getting outside in the fresh spring air to take a bike ride, or just walk around without heavy jackets and umbrellas?  For many of us, it’s even fun to freshen up our closets and start rocking some paler hues and lighter fabrics.

And as much as we all love comfort food and hot soup in the cooler months, it’s such a great time of year to also think about eating and drinking cooler, brighter colors – and smoothies are definitely an obvious and delicious go-to option.

Check out this delicious straw-BERRY smoothie recipe, created by registered dietitian Sylvia Klinger. It’s perfect for breakfast, a snack, or any time!

Straw-BERRY Good Smoothie
Prep time: 
Total time: 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup California strawberries
  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons frozen grape juice concentrate
  • ½ cup low fat vanilla or blueberry yogurt
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Garnish with sliced strawberries and a mint sprig, if desired.
  3. Diabetes Exchanges: Fruit 2.5, Low-Fat Milk 2.75

 

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Strawberry Muddle Cocktail Recipe

Who doesn’t love a Strawberry Cocktail Recipe? This Strawberry Muddle Cocktail is great for cooling off in the summer heat!

Strawberry Cocktail Recipe

Have you muddled yet? This trendy technique for blending drinks creates perfectly juicy and flavorful cocktails that will delight your guests.

Strawberry Muddle Cocktail
Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • 2 large or 3 small fresh California strawberries, stemmed
  • ½-1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 2 slices lemon
  • 6 ounces prosecco
  • Crushed ice
  • Mint leaf
Instructions
  1. In a glass, muddle strawberries to a fine pulp.
  2. Add simple syrup to taste.
  3. Place lemon slices on top of strawberries and punch out the centers, leaving rinds in glass.
  4. Gently pour in prosecco; do not stir.
  5. Layer top of glass with ice; garnish with mint.

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Citrus Halibut Recipe With Summer Strawberry Relish

A Citrus Halibut Recipe with a California Strawberries twist!

Citrus Halibut Recipe

This grilled halibut dish, created by Chef Brian Malarkey, is simple to prepare – but is definitely one of the tastiest, freshest dishes ever. The buttery flakey fish, combined with the vibrant, slightly sweet strawberry salsa makes this a stand-out dish you and your guests are sure to love.

Citrus Halibut & Summer Strawberry Relish
 
Ingredients
  • 4 halibut fillets–about 6 to 8 ounces each
  • Non-stick spray
  • Strawberry Relish (see recipe below)
  • Lemon slices, for garnish
  • Parsley, for garnish
Marinade
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon Italian parsley – chopped
  • ½ teaspoon fresh chives – chopped
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Strawberry Relish
  • 1 cup California strawberries – diced
  • ½ medium shallot – finely diced
  • ⅓ cup smoked almonds – roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon Italian parsley– chopped
  • ½ teaspoon fresh chives – chopped
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
Marinade:
  1. Combine olive oil, parsley, chives, lemon juice, lemon zest, orange zest and salt and pepper.
  2. Place fish in a glass pan and pour marinade over the top. Cover and place in refrigerator for an hour.
Strawberry Relish:
  1. In a bowl combine strawberries, shallot, almonds, olive oil, parsley, chives, lemon juice, lemon zest and salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Preheat grill or oven to 350 degrees F for about 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Spray or rub the grill with non-stick spray and grill the halibut until cooked, approximately 7 to 10 minutes. Or place in an oven safe pan and cook in a 350 degree F oven for about 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily.
  4. Plate cooked fish and then add a generous, “loving” spoonful of Strawberry Relish on top of each fillet. Garnish with lemon slices and parsley.
Notes
As an alternative, halibut can be substituted with swordfish, mahi mahi, sea bass, cod, scallops or snapper.
Diabetes Exchanges: Fruit 0.25, Very Lean Meat 8, Fat 7.5

 

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California Strawberry Hummus Pita Sandwich Recipe

California Strawberries‘s take on a Hummus Pita Sandwich Recipe!

Hummus Pita Sandwich Recipe

These California Strawberry Hummus Pita Sandwiches are a modern twist on a Mediterranean favorite.

California Strawberry Hummus Pita Sandwiches
 
Ingredients
  • 2 whole wheat pitas, cut in half
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ½ cup sliced cucumber
  • 4 medium California strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 bunch watercress
  • ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • ½ recipe California Strawberry Hummus
Hummus
  • 2 cups hulled and quartered California strawberries
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
Instructions
  1. To make the sandwiches, spread hummus inside pita halves.
  2. Fill with chicken, onion, cucumber, sliced strawberries, watercress and feta.
  3. To make the hummus, place strawberries, garbanzo beans, lemon juice, pepper and salt in the work bowl of a food processor.
  4. Blend until very smooth.
Notes
Diabetes Exchanges: Starch 2, Fruit 0.5, Vegetable 0.25, Very Lean Meat 2, Medium-Fat Meat 0.5
Nutrition Information
Calories: 114 Fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 20g Sodium: 532mg Fiber: 6g Protein: 6g

 

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Thai Style Strawberry Mango Smoothie Recipe

This Thai Style Strawberry Mango Smoothie Recipe is a unique smoothie that is healthy and easy to make!

Strawberry Mango Smoothie Recipe

Spice up your morning routine by blending frozen mango cubes with strawberries, coconut cream and chile powder.

Strawberry Mango Smoothie, Thai Style
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen California Strawberries
  • ½ cup California strawberry juice
  • ¾ cup frozen mango cubes
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 4 Thai basil leaves
  • ¼ cup cream of coconut
  • Pinch chile powder
  • ½ cup ice
  • Skewered fresh California strawberry and fresh mango cube for garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients except the garnish in a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Pour into a highball glass and garnish with the fruit skewer.

 

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Grilled Mahi-Mahi Tacos & Strawberry Salsa Recipe

A delicious Grilled Mahi-Mahi Tacos & Strawberry Salsa Recipe!

Grilled Mahi-Mahi Tacos & Strawberry Salsa Recipe

Mango, pineapple, lime and other fresh ingredients are combined to take fish tacos to a whole new level!

Grilled Mahi-Mahi Tacos with Strawberry Salsa
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
Strawberry Salsa:
  • 1 cup diced fresh California strawberries
  • ½ cup diced mango
  • ¼ cup diced papaya
  • ¼ cups diced pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1½ teaspoons rice vinegar
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Cayenne pepper
Avocado Sour Cream:
  • ¼ cup diced avocado
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1½ teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
Chipotle Sour Cream:
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ chipotle in adobo
  • Salt and white pepper
  • Granulated garlic
  • 1 pound mahi-mahi, cut into 2-ounce pieces
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Ground cumin, ground coriander and ancho chile powder
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, heated
  • 8 (6-inch) flour tortillas, heated
  • 2 cups shredded napa cabbage
Instructions
  1. To make Strawberry Salsa, gently mix together all ingredients; season with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.
  2. To make Avocado Sour Cream, blend all ingredients in food processor or with stick blender.
  3. To make Chipotle Sour Cream, blend sour cream and chipotle in food processor or with stick blender; season with salt, pepper and granulated garlic.
  4. Season mahi-mahi with salt, pepper, cumin, coriander and ancho chile powder.
  5. On gas or charcoal grill, cook fish until it offers no resistance to the point of a small, sharp knife. Place 1 corn tortilla on top of each flour tortilla.
  6. Top each corn tortilla with ¼ cup cabbage, 1 piece mahi-mahi and ¼ cup Strawberry Salsa. Serve Avocado Sour Cream and Chipotle Sour Cream on the side.

 

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