Thank Heaven for Ripe and Luscious Low Calorie STRAWBERRIES!
Are you a strawberry lover? If so, you are in for a treat. It’s strawberry season!
Did you know that citrus fruits are not the only fruit that contain a large source of vitamin C? In fact, eight strawberries contain 140% of the recommended daily intake for vitamin C! Vitamin C helps maintain a healthy immune system and is a natural anti-inflammatory–decreasing your body’s systematic inflammation.
If you are craving sweet strawberries, June and July are the best months to buy ripe and cheap strawberries. You will notice the amount of strawberries in the grocery stores (or better yet, the farmer’s market) will increase greatly, as the strawberry harvest is happening now!
Since it’s strawberry season, why not tap into sweet and luscious seasonal strawberries by whipping them up in a homemade salsa! Salsa is a low calorie multipurpose food that can be used as a dip with vegetables and tortilla chips, a dressing on salads, a condiment on tacos, quesadillas, and fajitas, or a refreshing sauce to top baked/grilled fish, chicken, shrimp, and scallops.
Check out how to make this low calorie recipe of Sensational Strawberry Salsa:
Sensational Strawberry Salsa
Yields: 16 servings (serving size = ¼ cup)
- 1 pint of fresh strawberries, chopped
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- 1 cup tomatillos (green tomatoes), chopped (approx. 4 tomatoes)
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro, minced
- 1 jalapeno, seeded, minced
- Juice from 1 fresh lime
In a medium size bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information Per Serving:
- Calories: 16 kcal
- Carbohydrates: 2g
- Dietary Fiber: 1g
- Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium 0 mg