Treat Yourself This May With Strawberry Month!
What’s better than a food holiday? A month-long food holiday! That’s right, it’s National Strawberry Month, and there’s even more reasons to celebrate in May with Pick Strawberries Day on May 20 and National Strawberries and Cream Day on May 21. Who doesn’t love an excuse to eat as many strawberries as you want? (Like you need an excuse…)
Besides strawberries being super delicious, they are a pretty unique and fascinating fruit. Did you know they are the only fruit with their seeds on the outside? On average, each strawberry has about 200 seeds! They are also a member of the rose family, and are believed to have many nutritional benefits.
Don’t have time to find a field and pick your own strawberries? Tired of buying fresh strawberries and discovering half of them are rotten? Frozen strawberries from your grocers’ freezer section are always in season and pack just as much nutrients—plus they are just as tasty, if not better! They also don’t spoil as quickly as fresh strawberries, and can be stored in your freezer (up to 8-10 months) until you’re ready to use them. Frozen strawberries are also economical and convenient—no washing or slicing is needed and there is no waste. Take a few minutes to thaw your frozen strawberries, and you can make any fresh strawberry recipe!
Check out these yummy recipes for you and your family this Strawberry Month! Enjoy them as the weather gets warmer and you find yourself needing a tasty treat to cool off with:
- Satisfy your salty and sweet tooth by making these delish Strawberry Pretzel Bars—perfect to bring to a spring get-together or graduation party.
- Start the day with these fruit Kabobs for a breakfast that will keep you full all morning long or a simple after work/school snack.
- Who doesn’t love a fruity smoothie? Break out your blender and make a Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie. If fruity combinations aren’t your thing, try an Easy Strawberry Smoothie with Greek Yogurt instead. Take the easier route with strawberry smoothie shakers or strawberry smoothie kits.
- Dive into a delectable, creamy dessert with these Strawberry Cheesecake Bars, or grab a straw and sip on a mouth-watering Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake.
- Whip up a unique soup to serve at the beginning or end of a meal, like Strawberry Rhubarb Soup.
- Do your kiddos enjoy Strawberry Milk? Make your own using frozen strawberries! Or enjoy an Old Fashion Strawberry Milkshake if you’re craving something extra luscious.
- Margaritas aren’t just for adults! Frozen Strawberry Margarita Pie is a great dessert to please any crowd and any age. Substitute slightly thawed frozen strawberries for an even cooler pie.
- Have your cake and eat it too! Impress anyone who takes a bite of this Angel Food Cake with Strawberry Glaze.
- One can’t forget this classic treat – this Strawberry Shortcake recipe uses ready-to-bake buttermilk biscuits for a scrumptious shortcut!
- Ready to relax and enjoy the weather? Sit back with a glass of Strawberry and Peach Rose Sangria —use frozen fruits instead for an even more refreshing drink!
- Beat the heat with easy-to-make Strawberry N Cream Pops or save time by stocking your freezer with strawberry fruit bars or strawberry Greek yogurt bars.
- Put down the candy and instead make Yogurt Filled Strawberries or Bri Emery’s Strawberry Cheesecake Bites to calm your sweets’ cravings while still having some nutritional value. Or you can always pick up a box of strawberry dippers!
Frozen strawberries have an endless array of options for spring and summertime treats. Kick off the season with a rejuvenating strawberry recipe today!
Do you have a fond memory of sharing strawberries during a summer picnic, helping Mom in the kitchen or picking strawberries on a hot day? Share your favorite strawberry memories (and recipes) in the comments below!