Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Raspberries: A Healthy Eat

I just realized that raspberries are on sale this week, so we're stocking up for a while.  There's nothing so tasty as a ripe, sweet raspberry!  Have you thought about how healthy they are for you and your family?  They are full of vitamin C and are really packed with antioxidants.  They are one of the best sources of fiber, which of course aids in digestion and makes you feel full.  They're also really concentrated with folic acid, which is great during pregnancy.  The red varieties have more health benefits than the yellow or other pale varieties, but they do look so pretty put together.  Of course, it is okay to forgo all these health benefits by using them to make a chocolate raspberry trifle or something (ahem...another reason to stock up), not that I'm condoning that or anything...

My kids love to stick their fingers inside that handy indentation on top, which is not nearly as messy as you would think it'd be.  It's a great snack...try it out.  Health and flavor are a hard combo to beat.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm . . . fresh summer berries. I love summer fruit. Can't wait to stock up on these sweet berries!