But sometimes you’re in the mood for a simple straightforward meal that skirts the boundaries of snacking and a complete three-course meal. Enter what we call our “just add berries meals” – simple, well-balanced meals that come together with the addition of one easyingredient:California Giant Berry Farmsberries.
Peanut Butter & Berries
Whether served as a balanced breakfast or a quick lunch, peanut butter and berries atop whole grain bread makes the perfect simple meal. Peanut butter (or the nut butter of your choice) provides healthy filling fats, while whole grain bread provides fiber and your choice of berries adds complementary flavor and sweetness – without the added sugar of jam.
TIP: Want the classic PB&J experience? Mash the berry of your choice to make a delicious no-sugar added jam.
Strawberry Caprese Salad
There are only three core ingredients in this tomato-less caprese: sweet strawberries, fresh mozzarella, and arugula! Full of color and deceivingly simple to make, this sweet twist on the classic salad is sure to be your new go-to recipe. To make, mix arugula, mozzarella, and strawberries, then top with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
TIP: Swap arugula for fresh basil – or pesto – for a bright, herby flavor!
Mixed Berries, Yogurt & Granola
Packed with protein, calcium, vitamins, minerals and loaded with fresh fruit, berries, yogurt and granola is the perfect breakfast, healthy snack or dessert! This easily customizable just add berries meal offers protein to keep you full for hours with its base of yogurt and bountiful vitamins and nutrients found in the berries atop.
TIP: For added sweetness and a parfait-like dessert, drizzle honey on top.
Berries, Eggs & Avocado Toast
The simple healthy breakfast we all know and love: avocado toast with eggs. Balance the classic breakfast with the addition of sweet and juicy fresh berries! Superfood avocado partners well with protein-packed eggs and vitamin-rich berries for the perfectly rounded meal.
TIP: Elevate your side of berries by creating a mixed berry salad with strawberries, blueberries and blackberries. Drizzle with a small amount of honey or rosewater for added depth of flavor.
Greek yogurt and berries create this healthy, protein-packed treat that comes together in just minutes. Simply add your choice of berries atop the base of honey-sweetened Greek yogurt and allow bark to freeze thoroughly. To enjoy, break the bark into pieces and eat at room temperature.
TIP: Add your favorite frozen yogurt toppings like toasted coconut flakes or nuts for a satisfying crunch!