April 28 – Happy National Blueberry Pie Day!
Blueberries are the second most beloved fruit, right behind strawberries.
Blueberries are one of the few fruits native to North America. In 1916, Elizabeth Coleman White, the daughter of a New Jersey farmer, developed the first commercial variety of blueberry based on the wild varieties growing in the region. Today, Driscoll’s blueberries are grown year-round by farmers in the U.S. 
When compared to other fresh fruits and vegetables, blueberries rank number one in antioxidants. Blueberries are low in sodium, high fiber and potassium, and only 40 calories per ½ cup serving.
There is nothing bad about blueberries. The chemicals in blueberries may inhibit cancer cell development. The fruit is reported to have a beneficial effect on a number of other conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, urinary tract infections, and blood pressure. The leaves help block replication of the hepatitis C virus. And a recent study found that wild blueberry juice enhanced memory and learning in older adults, while reducing blood sugar and symptoms of depression. They also help reduce bad cholestrol that leads to cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Feel good about celebrating this day. Blueberries are good for you.
Remember fresh never frozen blueberries, enjoy.
Recipe for Blueberry Pancakes, enjoy.
Enjoy National Blueberry Pie Day With a Yummy Slice and Sweet Advice (http://www.ereleases.com)
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Today is National Coffee Cake Day, and there are so many wonderful coffee cake recipes. Coffee cakes are sweet cakes usually meant to accompany coffee. They are usually single layer cakes, baked in a loaf or bundt pan.
I wanted to find a coffee cake that would be somewhat healthy. I came across this recipe for Low Fat Blueberry Coffee Cake. It has a great texture, and it will appeal to all cake lovers, not to mention the blueberries and nuts are healthy for you.
Enjoy the day with a great cup of coffee and cake.
Low Fat Blueberry Coffee Cake (www.egglesscooking.com)
If I could make these correctly they would be a staple on the weekends.
I love blueberry, they are very healthy for you.
I did extensive research on the origin of this holiday and was unable to find how or who started it.
If anyone knows or has any little bits of info please let me know.
So to celebrate this day what would be better then a recipe from Martha Stewart
Add just a couple of blueberries to the top of the batter and bake per directions.
Watch the video too. She has a cheese popover as well.
Let me know how they turn out. Enjoy!!!
How in the world can you improve on pancakes? Just throw a few blueberries into the batter and you’ve added color and antioxidants.
Not to mention how great they’ll taste.
By adding blueberries to your pancakes you get more than the extra sweetness in each bite. You’ll be getting antioxidants, vitamin C and you’ll be helping your digestion out.
Pancakes are usually topped with a slice of butter and drizzled with syrup before biting into them. OMGosh!!! I can’t wait. YUMMY!!
Whether you have blueberry pancakes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, I hope you have a great National Blueberry Pancake Day!
Enjoy this pancake recipe from diabeticlivingonline.com
For those of you watching your carbs, did you know that 50 blueberries (2 oz) have only 10 carbs? It’s true.