Strawberries are available all year round, but are at their peak during spring. And now that the season is officially here, try cooking with this juicy, nutritious fruit this week.
These sweet berries are a tasty addition to more than just breakfast and dessert dishes: the recipes we chose use strawberries in flavorful, nutritious dinners.
Adding this fruit into your meals adds a nutritional boost as well, as strawberries contain a generous amount of fiber, Vitamin C and folate.
Monday: Grilled chicken and strawberries with balsamic syrup
You'll get a little smoky flavor from grilling strawberries, which pairs nicely with the balsamic vinegar that tops the chicken. Enjoy for a slimming amount of calories and carbs.
Per serving: 220 calories 6g fat, 11g carbohydrates, 29g protein, 2g fiber
Tuesday: Grilled duck with strawberry fig sauce
This main dish looks elegant, but it's simple to make. A homemade strawberry-fig sauce pairs nicely with duck in this recipe. Serve with veggies for added nutrition and flavor.
Per serving: 298 calories 16g fat, 7g carbohydrates, 26g protein, 1g fiber
Wednesday: Strawberry avocado salsa
This sweet and savory salsa can be topped onto your meat of choice. The salsa combines strawberries, avocado, onion, and a few more ingredients to make a refreshing blend.
Per serving: 34 calories 1.6g fat, 5.4g carbohydrates, 0.6g protein, 1.5g fiber
Thursday: Strawberry balsamic and goat cheese salad wrap
This satisfying wrap uses whole grain wraps, spinach, strawberries, and goat cheese. Honey and balsamic vinegar give the meal a nice kick.
Per serving: 353 calories 21g fat, 32g carbohydrates, 8g protein, 3g fiber
Friday: Strawberry, pistachio and goat cheese pizza
End your work week with this lightened up pizza. For less than 300 calories, you can enjoy this tasty pizza with strawberries, goat cheese, watercress, and more!
Per serving: 273 calories 12.4g fat, 30.9g carbohydrates, 10.7g protein, 1.9g fiber