Celebrating “A Blue Christmas” with USA Blueberries

 



Join the fun recipe contest and win GCs!


I’ve noticed that more and more Filipinos are eating and including blueberries in their meals. I must admit, I’m a fan of blueberries myself! The enticing bluish-purple hue of this berry will surely catch your attention.

 

The balance of the sweet and tart makes blueberries perfect for desserts like cheesecakes, muffins, and ice cream, as well as jams, dressings, and sauces. Yummy treats to tickle the taste buds!

 

More than the taste, blueberries are low in calories but high in nutrients. A serving of raw blueberries, which is about 140 grams, only has 80 calories! A healthy and delicious way to snack.

 

Blueberries are excellent sources of manganese and Vitamin K for bone metabolism and development. They also provide vitamin C for a healthy immune system and dietary fiber for heart health.

 

Although fresh blueberries are only found in stores from May to September, we can still enjoy them in frozen and canned forms. I recommend blueberries from the U.S., of course! There are several frozen and canned USA Blueberry brands in the market, so be sure to bring that blue love home on your next grocery visit!

 

Christmas Menu

 

Aside from decorating our homes and wrapping gifts, I’m sure you’ll agree that one of the most time-consuming activities of the Christmas season is planning, prepping, and cooking our holiday menu.

 

Traditional Noche Buena dishes like the Lechon, fruit salad, Relleno, morcon, sweet ham, and bibingka will always be part of our family’s Christmas Eve dinner. But this time, I decided to include two healthy blueberry recipes! They’re colorful, vibrant, and 100% tasty. Oh, and they’re easy to make, too!

 

 




Mixed Greens with Blueberry Yogurt Dressing

 

Ingredients:

Mixed Greens (your choice of arugula, romaine, spinach, kale, etc.)

Strawberries and Kiwis (or your preferred fruit)

Frozen USA Blueberries

 

Dressing:

1 cup frozen USA Blueberries

2 teaspoons Honey

3 tablespoons Greek Yogurt

 

Preparation:

1. Thoroughly wash the greens, strawberries, and kiwis. There’s no need to wash the frozen blueberries.

2. Transfer in a bowl and set aside. If the strawberries are too big, cut them in half or quarters.

3. Place all ingredients of the dressing in a blender, and blend until smooth and thick.

4. Drizzle the dressing into your greens. Top with the fruits.

5. Serve with more dressing and fruits on the side.

 

This fresh and fab salad is a wonderful addition to Christmas dinner!

 

My next recipe is a mouth-watering dessert, perfect after a satisfying meal. It’s guilt-free and enjoyable to make. Kids of all ages will love it!

 





Gluten-Free Cookies and Berries Parfait


Ingredients:

2 cups Gluten-Free Cookies

1 cup Greek Yogurt

1 cup canned USA Blueberries

1 tablespoon Honey

 

Preparation:

1.  Crush the cookies. Set this aside.

2.  In a small pan, simmer the blueberries and honey for about a minute.

3.  Remove from heat and allow to cool down.

4.  In a nice, transparent cup or wine glass, layer your cookies, yogurt, and blueberry sauce.

5.  Top with fruits of your choice.

 

“A Blue Christmas” Recipe Contest

 

Got a blueberry recipe you want to share? Join “A Blue Christmas” Recipe Contest by USA Blueberries. Ten winners will each receive P5,000 worth of gift certificates. You might be one of them!

 

Remember that the judges are looking for the MOST CREATIVE blueberry holiday recipes using frozen and canned USA Blueberries. Here’s the mechanics:

 

o   The contest is open to all Filipino citizens based in the Philippines; participants must be at least 21 years of age. No purchase is required to enter the contest.

            

o   Post the photos of your USA Blueberry holiday dish using frozen and/or canned USA blueberries on Facebook and Instagram.

 

o   Post must include the full recipe and must mention and show the brand of USA Blueberries used.

 

o   Use the hashtags #ABlueChristmas #USABlueberryRecipeContest #USABlueberries #USBlueberriesPHL and tag @usblueberriesphl, @mommybloggersph, and @thekitchenmom

 

o   Participants may send multiple entries but can only win once. 

 

o   Deadline for submission of entries is on December 15, 2021. 

 

o   Entries will be judged based on the following:

§ USA Blueberry as main ingredient - 50 points

§ Originality - 25 points

§ Visual Impact - 25 points 

 

You can also click here for the full mechanics: https://bit.ly/3FsPGsi

 

Don’t forget to tag me when you send your entries. Best of luck ang happy blueberry cooking!

 

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This is a sponsored post by USHBC-Philippines. You can follow them on Facebook and Instagram. All opinions and recipes are by yours truly.


Comments

Ma. Cyril Creer said…
Ang sarap naman po ng salad na ginawa niyo .. must try po talaga ito kasi for sure magugustuhan ito ng buong pamilya .. 💙💙💙
Thank you po for sharing your recipe ..
Unknown said…
ang sarap naman po ng Salad nyo. one of this day. makakagawa din po ako niyang ganyang Salad 🥰🥰 Thank you for sharing your recipe po.
Laramay delos Santos said…
pag nagka pera po panigurado gagawa po ako nito. paniguradong magugustuhan po ito ng pamilya ko. lalo na ung mga mahilig mag diet 🥰🥰🥰
Anafe Compoc said…
Ang sarap nman nito mommy..mattry ko din po ito soon��
Anonymous said…
sarap ma try ko nga magawa iyan kapag akoy may budget
Sheng Eresmas said…
I hope soon ma try to❤️❤️❤️ Sa tingin palang masarap na.
Unknown said…
Ang Sarap naman ng salad nyo po tingin palang matatakam kana what if pa kapag sinubukan ng gawin... I love it..😀😀💖💖💖
Unknown said…
ang sarap namn ❣️
CresthelAnn said…
San kopo ipopost maam
kng said…
Sa pasko try ko ito ang sarap naman tignan pano pa kaya pagtinry ko na gawin 😍