Monday, July 6, 2009

Violet Beauregard Was On To Something

A sunny Sunday walk through a beautiful park with my dog child and my need for a cool treat afterward inspired me to share with you my latest favorite healthy summery low cal snack...frozen blueberries. Freezing blueberries of course prolongs their life in your fridge, but also after a few minutes at room temperature they start to lose there super icy chill and taste like bite size sorbets! Such a treat! While blueberries can typically be an expensive grocery item, right now there have been sales due to the Fourth of July holiday. I happen to be lucky enough to be blessed with a nearby budget friendly produce store (Stanley's on North and Elston for you folks in Chicagoland). A nice 11oz carton is ringing in at a mere $1.49 right now and I am reaping the benefits!

Thank you

Blueberries are loaded with anti-oxidants and according to these are just a handful of the many benefits:

They help to slow the aging process.
They help reduce cell damage that may lead to some forms of cancer.
They help prevent and even cure urinary tract infections.
They help clean our blood vessels, our arteries and veins.
They are proving to be beneficial to folks suffering with arthritis and fibroses myalgia.
They benefit the nervous system and may help to prevent mood swings.
They help you maintain good vision.
They are good for your complexion.
Help you stick to that "diet" and aid in weight control.

Delightful and super good for me?! Yes please!

Of course I haven't passed up the great prices I've found on raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries either! Tossing frozen berries in a plastic container and bringing them with me to work makes for a scrumptious fruity addition to my lunch! By the time the noon hour rolls around the fruit is at a perfect cool and refreshing temperature! Sunday I put together several containers of mixed fruit to grab-n-go all week:

Have you taken advantage of nature's candy this summer?


  1. I did just eat grapes - not exactly summer fare - but we had the most delicious summer fruit salad on sunday - that I had two HUGE helpings of - mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  2. I love frozen grapes! The red ones especially. Frozen fruit is so refreshing in the summer heat!

  3. Great idea - I'm gonna try this. Its also a great way to save bananas - just peel them and pop them in the freezer!

  4. @Broke-ass Bride: Now I want an Arrested Development Frozen Banana served by little George Michael.

  5. Why did I not even think of doing that?!?! What an awesome idea! Thanks for the good tip. Especially with such deals right now on fruit!

  6. this is a great idea! also, I love the arrested development reference, considering I just watched 8 episodes straight.