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5 Fun Things to Make with Strawberries This Valentine's

Here's 5 fun ways to enjoy Strawberries This Valentine's

1. Strawberry jam - I like to make this quick & easy refrigerator jam, most of the time, but every once in a while I'll go ahead and pull out all my canning supplies and go all out, but if you're like me, and want to make 1 or 2 jars quickly then, refrigerator jam is the way to go!


1 to 2 lbs strawberries

1 1/2 cups to 3 cups sugar (depending on how many strawberries used and how thick you like your jam, less sugar = thinner jam more sugar = thicker jam)

2 tbs fresh lemon or lime juice

How to prepare:

Clean and dice strawberries

Put into med pot

Bring to a boil and add in lemon juice

Continue to slow boil for 10 to 15 minutes stirring frequently

Once the jam thickens up, turn it off and let it cool a few minutes

Pour into a Mason jar, tightly cover and refrigerate, And enjoy! Lasts from 2 to 4 weeks, depending on how well it's kept sealed and refrigerated

Strawberry Refrigerator Jam

2. Strawberry bread/bars

Homemade Cinnamon Strawberry bread & Cinnamon Strawberry bars topped with a Strawberry Vanilla sugar glaze #healthyeats Taking a lil break from all the zucchini baked goods I've been making & before I start baking all things pumpkin, I decided to make some strawberry bread & strawberry bars using my favorite strawberries from one of my favorite local farms Nye Ranch.

See recipe below:

Cinnamon Strawberry bread/bars

16 oz strawberries

2 cups sugar

1 1/4 cup vegetable oil

4 eggs

3 cups all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

Slightly mash strawberries and set aside

In large bowl mix sugar and oil

Stir eggs into sugar and oil and mix well Add strawberries in and mix well

Next add in all other ingredients and mix just until combined

Pour batter into loaf pan and a square cake pan recipe makes 2 loaves or 1 loaf and one batch bars

Bake at 350°

For loaf - 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes

For bars - 25 to 30 mins

Let cool and then top them with a #strawberrysugarglaze (optional)

2 cups confectioners sugar

diced strawberries

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 to 4 tablespoons of water

Mix sugar water vanilla until creamy mix in diced strawberries pour over bread and bars and Enjoy!

Strawberry Bread

3. Chocolate dipped Strawberries

These are so quick and easy to make and they always look amazing + they're kid friendly too if you have little ones who want to help

All you need is:

Fresh strawberries washed and dried

Melted chocolate

You can dip and/or drizzle

And for added fun you can sprinkle with mini chocolate chips or colored sprinkles, chopped nuts, toasted coconut

Let chill in the refrigerator until ready to enjoy!

4. Strawberry Cheesecake

Three Ingredient Strawberry Cheesecake

As a busy mom over the years I've created lots of 3 to 5 ingredient meals & desserts to have in my cooking repertoire

One of my go-to recipes is this delicious Strawberry Cheesecake which is easy enough for the kids to help make too

With just three ingredients, minimal prep and no baking it's a busy mom's dream dessert + it's always a total show stopper perfect for any special occasion

To make:

1 Trader Joe's NY style cheesecake

1 jar of Trader Joe's strawberry jam

1 basket of Trader Joe's strawberries

1/4 cup water

Put cheesecake on a plate

Mix 1/2 jar of strawberry jam with enough water to make the jam the consistency of a thick syrup

Pour over cheesecake

Slice strawberries & decorate

Let me know in the comments if you'd give this recipe a try!

Strawberry Cheesecake

5. Strawberry Toast

A simple meal made even better with next level ingredients. For the toast I used an amazing colorful bread made locally, Hasi bread, I recently discovered this delicious bread at my local farmers market in LA it's made with blue pea flower & turmeric root which gives it the beautiful blue & yellow colors.

For the base I made a quick peanut butter and honey spread I used 1 tbsp peanut butter & 1 tsp honey stirred them together and then spread it all over the bread

Strawberries are from a favorite local farm in Mendocino Nye Ranch

For the topping I used a 1/2 cup of a crunchy Ginger Turmeric Granola that I crushed up & then sprinkled on top another delicious and healthy Trader Joe's finds.

Definitely will be making this delicious healthy Strawberry toast again!

Strawberry Toast

I love Strawberries! They are low calorie fiber rich abundant in antioxidants and super delicious!! Strawberries are on the dirty dozen list so it's a food to buy organic, they can be as low as $3.99 for 16 oz when they do go on sale, so buy extra and wash and dry them and then store them in freezer bags in the freezer for later.


  • A few of the benefits of strawberries⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • Supports Heart health⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • Anti inflammatory⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • May relieve Arthritis and Gout symptoms

  • Helps prevent cancer⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • Boosts Brain function⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • Supports Skin Hair and Bone health⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • Supports Eye health⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • Anti Aging⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • May reduce the risk of diabetes⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • May reduce high blood pressure⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • Boosts Immunity⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • Natural Weight loss aid⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • Supports Bowel health⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


1 cup whole strawberries = aprox⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

50 calories⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

0 fat⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

11 grams carbs⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

3 grams fiber⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

7 grams sugar⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

1 gram protein⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


I love them whole on the go⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Diced up in oatmeal or yogurt⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Dice and sprinkle on almond butter toast⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Dice and sprinkle on protein pancakes or waffles⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Toss in a delicious green salad⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Use as a base in a fruit salad ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Slice and put in a Peanut or Almond butter sandwich⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Dip in Nut butter⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Dip in dark chocolate⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Dice and sprinkle on a scoop of your favorite ice cream⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Make jam⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Bake in muffins bread cupcakes cakes and use in frosting

Hope you find a recipe you want to try for this Valentine's, enjoy!

Happy Valentine's Day


Healthy foodie

Conscious Positive Living⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


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