The delicious secret to a healthy freezer
One of the best ways to get more of nature's healthiest super foods into your daily diet is to "think frozen." Frozen fruits and vegetables retain their nutritional value just as well as fresh. And when it comes to taste, one superfood is a freezer superstar: Wild Blueberries.
These delicious little blue powerhouses have superior antioxidant capacity compared with other fruits and veggies -- and they're available year-round in your grocer's freezer.
Stock up and turn your own freezer into a daily source of health-promoting superfood. Studies show that Wild Blueberries may help combat cancer, heart disease and the effects of aging. Brain benefits include:
--Improving motor skills
--Reversing short-term memory loss
There's no real secret to eating healthy. Just have a ready supply of Wild Blueberries in your freezer so you can enjoy these delicious recipes any time, in any season. Get more wildly healthy recipes at www.wildblueberries.com.
Wild Blueberries grow naturally in the fields and barrens of Maine and Canada, and are fresh frozen at the peak of their antioxidant power. You'll find them in your grocer's frozen food section -- they're easy and affordable all year-round.
Wild Blueberries pack a bigger antioxidant punch than their larger, cultivated cousins. And because they're smaller, they also freeze perfectly, maintaining superior color, texture and sweet and tangy flavor.
Tandoori Chicken Sticks with Wild Blueberry Fig Sauce
Serves 4 as entrée or 12 as an appetizer
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1 package Tandoori Tikka or Tandoori Chicken marinade
- 1/2 cup low-fat, plain yogurt
- 2/3 cup frozen Wild Blueberries
- 1/2 cup Wild Blueberry jam
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh figs (or substitute pears)
- 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
- 2/3 cup cooked red lentils
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon powdered coriander
- 1 tablespoon oil or cooking spray Skewers
Chop chicken into bite-sized chunks.
Stir together Tandoori Tikka and yogurt in medium bowl and add chicken. Cover and let marinate for at least 1 hour.
Sauce: Stir together Wild Blueberries and jam in a small saucepan. Rinse and chop figs. Add figs and orange zest. Cook sauce stirring until it just comes to a simmer. Remove from heat, cool slightly. Add lentils and season with salt, pepper and coriander.
Pre-heat oven to 425°F. Remove chicken from marinade and drain in a colander. Place chicken pieces in an oiled 11 x 13-inch glass baking dish, without allowing them to touch.
Roast 8 to 10 minutes until done. Place chicken on skewers. Serve with the Wild Blueberry dipping sauce. Traditionally accompanied by rice as an entrée.
Nutritional Information per Serving: 123 calories, 1g fat, 130mg sodium, 14g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 14g protein, 30mg cholesterol.