Today's Mom Kitchen Tips & Tricks features a fun kitchen hack that is perfect for kids to do on their own! You'll also find over 40 delicious recipes all using strawberries.Children love strawberries. Keep reading to see how to hull a strawberry - the fun way! But first...
Fun Facts about Strawberries:
- They are the first fruit to ripen in spring
- There are 200 seeds on an average strawberry
- California produces 75% of the strawberry crops in the US
- Strawberry plants are perennials, meaning they grow back year after year
- Only rinse berries when you are ready to eat them, it speeds up spoiling
Benefits of Strawberries
- Strawberries are a good source of vitamin C, folate & potassium. 1 cup contains 160% of the recommended Daily Value of vitamin C, which helps support a healthy immune system.
- 1 cup of strawberries provides 3.3 grams of fiber, which aids in digestive health.
- Strawberries are rich in antioxidants, especially anthocyanins which give strawberries their bright color. Anthocyanins are compounds that can help prevent chronic disease.
Calories in Strawberries: 1 cup = 50 calories
Carbs in Strawberries: 1 cup = 12 grams
How To Hull A STRAWberry with a Straw
This simple trick is perfect for small hands. No need for you to cut all those strawberry tops off when your kiddos can easily use a straw and do it on their own.
Take a look at how easy this task is for even little hands. The video includes a delicious recipe for your kids to try:
Get the recipe for Fruit Waffle Cones HERE.
This fun how to hull a strawberry tip also help cut down on food waste since the whole top of the strawberry gets eaten, rather than tossed!
Take it a step further - make infused water from the strawberry leftovers.
Kids can take the strawberry waste from the straw, place it in a cup, fill it with water and put it in the fridge for about an hour. Remove strawberries. You are left with lightly flavored strawberry water! Yum!
Looking for more fun ways to use strawberries? I asked my dietitian colleagues to share their favorite recipes. Here are 40+ delicious recipes that all include strawberries!
Strawberry Dessert Recipes
Mini Berry S’mores Sundaes By Jenny Shea Rawn
3 Ingredient Strawberry Nice Cream By Smart Nutrition
Strawberry Kiwi Popsicles By Your Choice Nutrition
Mascarpone Mousse Filled Chocolate Covered Strawberries From Tasty Balance Nutrition
Strawberry Lemon Curd Trifle By Create Kids Club
Healthy Strawberry Shortcake By Snacking In Sneakers
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Yogurt Pops From Nutrition By Lauren
Rustic Strawberries & Cream Tart By Jenny Shea Rawn
Creamy Peanut Butter Strawberry Chia Pudding By One Hungry Bunny
Strawberries & Yogurt Bars By Nourishing Plate
Strawberry Parfait By Create Kids Club
Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups By Create Kids Club
Super Strawberry Pudding By Liz's Healthy Table
Breakfast Recipes For Strawberries
Crepes with Strawberry Lemon Ricotta Filling By RDelicious Kitchen
Protein Packed Chocolate Cereal Bowl By Nutrition Starring You
Ulitmate PB&J By RDelicious Kitchen
Strawberry Chia Jam By Kara Lydon
Strawberry Oat Muffins with Strawberry Orange Compote By Christy Wilson Nutrition
DIY Strawberry Yogurt By The Baby Steps Dietitian
Chocolate Strawberry German Pancake By Your Choice Nutrition
Strawberry Pink Drink By Create Kids Club
Strawberry Vanilla Protein French Toast By Nutrition Starring You
Quinoa Oatmeal With Berries By RDelicious Kitchen
Berry Balsamic Chia Seed Jam By Krolls Korner
Berry Blast Overnight Oats By Hungry Hobby
Strawberry-Topped Peanut Butter Pancakes By Liz's Healthy Table
Recipes For Strawberry Smoothies
Banana Split Smoothie By Kiss In The Kitchen
Super Strawberry Smoothie From Goodness Gracious Living Nutrition
Vegan Wild Blueberry Cauliflower Smoothie By Amy Gorin Nutrition
Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie Bowl By The Nutritionist Reviews
More Recipes With Strawberries
Fresh Strawberry Salsa By Healthy Ideas Place
Spicy Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas By Jessica Levinson
Strawberry Basil Lemonade By EA Stewart
Strawberry- Mango Salsa With Cinnamon Tortilla Chips By Holley Grainger
Strawberry Chia Seed Jam By Snacking In Sneakers
Strawberry Arugula Salad with Fennel By Jessica Levinson
Grilled Strawberry and Asparagus Freekeh Salad By Robin Plotkin