Make Little Changes to get Big Rewards with Blueberries

Little ChangesThe U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council put out a calendar for 2015 labeled Little Changes, Big Rewards. Every month has a piece of advice to encourage healthy living and eating habits. Here are some tips, recipes and inspiration for your #LittleChanges journey! Be inspired, and enjoy the recipes.

Shift the Spotlight: Make fruits and veggies the star of your meal rather than a supporting role. Blueberry Wild Rice Salad

Be Positive: A little smile can go a long way in helping to release stress and boost confidence. Blueberry Chocolate Clusters

Adding more fiber to your diet will make you feel fuller longer. Try snacking on a cup of blueberries, which has 4 g of fiber. Blueberry, Peach And Celery Salad

Commercials during your favorite TV show are a great opportunity to be active. Get up and do some jumping jacks, planks, or stretch until your program comes back on. Blueberry and Goat Cheese Salad

Add a few new songs to your workout playlist. This little change will help keep you motivated and your workout feeling fresh. Blueberry Soba Noodle Salad

Stock up on your favorite fruit while it's in season, and freeze it for use and delicious meals all year long. Berry Blue Smoothie

Skip the sweets and try a new fruit-based recipe for dessert, like a blueberry parfait. Star-Spangled Blueberry Parfaits

Brainstorm ways to be active with your family or friends while you're in the car together. It's fun, and you'll come up with new methods for spicing up your routine. Blueberry-Cucumber Salad

Break away from the gym and get outside for yard work, play with the kids, or take a long walk. You won't even notice you're exercising if you make it part of your daily routine. Blueberry And Butternut Squash Couscous Salad

Sign up for a 5K. Even if you walk, having a little goal will motivate you to get moving. “Boo”-Berry Milkshakes

You don't need a gym to be active. Little things like parking at the back of the parking lot or taking the stairs can make a big difference. Blueberry Chutney

No need to deprive yourself of all your favorite holiday treats. A little controlled indulgence now and then will keep you binge- and regret-free. Blueberry Mascarpone Bread Pudding


All information and photo used came from the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council's website