Did you know: February 27th is National Strawberry Day; the celebration of a fantastic fruit that sets our hearts’ aflutter. Not only are strawberries a rich source of antioxidants, but they also support the immune system and can help with heart health. Kids go crazy for these sweet and snackable berries, and we speak from experience when we say parents LOVE them too. That’s why our family has been using them in our favorite recipes for years! Strawberries pack a powerful flavor punch in such a tiny package – you could say they have a “red belt” in nutrition! So it’s no wonder that they’re often combined with green veggies in smoothies, popped in pancakes for color and sweetness, or topped with fruit dip for a guilt-free treat. We’ve even added a few recipes that you can adapt – perfect for any extra strawb cartons you might have on hand. Are you crazy for one of America’s favorite fruits like we are? Take a dive into these delectable strawberry recipes and lunch box ideas that you can make for yourself or with the kids!
Strawberry Chia Jam
If you're searching for something to take your kid's sammies to the next level, this wholesome Strawberry Chia Jam is a berry good choice! Try it here.
Bready - or not - here we come with gluten-free, strawberry-inclusive lunches! This healthy spread incorporates dairy-free yogurt and strawberries – a treat both parents and kids can enjoy. Try it for yourself!
Quick Veggie Jelly
This recipe is our jam! Sneak some not-so-beloved vegetables into a sweet spread your kids will love. One of our favorite variations combines beets and strawberry – yes, BEETS! Find the recipe here!
Popsicles 3 Ways
Strawberries are already cool. Let’s make them cooler. We LOVE adding fruits and veggies to our kids’ snacks; they’re super healthy, and your little ones will be none the wiser! Sneak some good stuff like spinach and strawberries into frozen treats with our popsicle recipes.
PB & J Rollup Lunchbox Idea
Now that you have our Veggie Jelly recipe (above), you can really get those lunches rockin & rollin’. Strawberry jelly + nut butter is a match made in heaven! Try it yourself.
Vegan Mac & Cheeze Lunchbox Idea
Sweet dreams are made of cheeze… and strawberries! Your kids will be dreaming about this sweet and savory lunch box all week long. This is just one example of a yummy savory dish that pairs perfectly with sweet, sweet strawberries. Try the recipe here.
Vegan and Gluten Free Berry Pancakes
Every kid loves pancakes - so why not add a berry healthy twist! Our vegan and gluten free pancakes are easy to make, kid-approved and contain a healthy serving of berries in each bite. Besides raspberries and blueberries, strawberries are our very favorite fruit to add: they give each pancake explosive flavor and beautiful texture. Mix-in a handful and watch a stack disappear just like that! Try them for yourself! What are your favorite ways to use fresh or frozen Strawberries? Any go-to recipes that didn’t make the cut? Don’t forget to connect with us on social and tag us in your creations. We’d LOVE to see what our wild ones are cooking up! And don’t forget, if you’re looking to get your strawberry fix quick, we’ve got you covered! Moms, Dads and kids love our Strawberry, Apple + Sweet Potato Strips and Strawberry, Chia + Beets Veggie Go’s Bites. Filled with real strawberry puree – we can’t think of a better way to celebrate this fun, fruity holiday!