Strawberry Fields Forever
- When choosing fresh strawberries it is important to choose those berries which are:
- plump firm and free of mold
- have a deep red color
- Unlike other fruits, strawberries do not continue to ripen after they are picked, so it is important to choose the ripest, reddest strawberries, as they will provide the best taste and the highest nutrient density.
- Many people find that medium sized strawberries are sweeter and more flavorful than larger ones.
- When buying strawberries that have been prepackaged, it is important to be sure that the berries have not been packed too tightly, as this could cause them to be crushed or otherwise damaged.
- It is important to handle strawberries properly, and to store them well after they have been purchased. Strawberries, like all fruit, should be washed thoroughly prior to eating or storage. Any strawberries that show signs of mold should be removed at once, as they could contaminate the remaining strawberries. The strawberries should be placed in a bowl, covered with plastic wrap and kept in the refrigerator. Fresh strawberries will keep in the refrigerator for a few days.
- Three different quick ways to eat strawberries with little to no work - or, you can easily wash, cut up and eat plain. Maybe even add a sprinkle of sugar or sugar substitute.
- Or, you can dip them in chocolate, cut up and serve over pre-made angel food cake or serve on top of ice cream
- 2 bags (10 oz. each) torn romaine lettuce
- 2 Kiwis, sliced
- 4 cups sliced strawberries
- 1 medium red onion, sliced
- 1 cup caramelized almonds*
- 1 cup light poppy seed dressing
- 6 oz grilled chicken breast (use pre-cooked bagged, have sliced in strips ready to go)
- TOSS lettuce with kiwis, strawberries and onion in large bowl.
- SPRINKLE with Caramelized Almonds.
- ADD Poppy Seed Dressing; mix lightly. Serve immediately.
*Caramelized Almonds: 1 cup PLANTERS Sliced Almonds, 6 T. sugar
- 15 min
- 8 servings
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