5 ways to add blueberries to your diet

Delicious ideas for breakfast, snacks and dinner!

HOUSTON – July is National Blueberry Month, a perfect time to find ways to incorporate blueberries into your meals.

Mary Ellen Phipps, a Registered Dietitian with Milk & Honey Nutrition, stopped by Houston Life to share great ideas to help you eat more blueberries this summer when fresh and in season.

“I love blueberries for so many different reasons They’re a good source of fiber, 1 cup has 4 grams of fiber. They contribute essential nutrients like vitamin C, K, manganese, and polyphenols. They’re certified heart healthy. Plus, they’re super portable and don’t require any chopping or peeling,” said Phibbs, who stresses the high nutritional value of this superfood.

“Consuming 1 serving of blueberries per day, which is 1 cup, has been shown to promote cardiovascular, immune, and gut health. Plus, they also help promote a healthy insulin response, which is especially relevant for people with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes,” she said.

One of her favorite ways to enjoy blueberries is going for Blueberry Zucchini Muffins.

“Who doesn’t love a good blueberry muffin?! They’re a classic for a reason! My recipe is lower in sugar and higher in fiber but equally delicious.” You can find it here.

I also love adding a touch of blue to salads, like in my healthy Blueberry Apple Salad recipe, which you can find here.

For all her other tips, watch the video above.

To connect with Phibbs and Milk & Honey Nutrition, click here.

About the Authors:

Beatriz is a producer for Houston life. She’s a dog mom who enjoys traveling and eating her way through new cities and cultures.

Houston Life Associate Producer. Petite powerhouse with a love for TV, especially sci-fi and drama. Proud aunt to two nieces and one nephew. Favorite quote: “Not all those who wander are lost.” Embracing life’s adventures, one episode at a time.