Strawberry Season is Here!

I stopped at a roadside stand a few days ago and bought a special treat. The first locally grown strawberries of the season. There are few things more wonderful than fresh-picked strawberries!

One of my favorite ways to fix them is to clean them, chunk them up, stir them about in a bit of sugar and then eat them! If I can get my mitts on some Angel Food cake, pound cake, or shortbread – all the better. But the strawberries alone make a fantastic dessert or snack. Oh, and homemade whipped cream will never go to waste in my house!

Looking at the recipes in my newest book, Gourmet Ice Pops for Kids and Adults, my love of strawberries is evident in the number of recipes that contain strawberries! Plenty of them, for sure. Here’s one from the Kid’s section of the book.

Strawberry Banana Pops

1 small package instant banana cream pudding mix

1 3/4 cups milk

2 cups sliced strawberries

1 tablespoon sugar

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Pour into ice pop molds, add sticks, and freeze.

For anyone using the HCG diet or looking for low calorie and low fat treats, try this strawberry delight.

Strawberry Lemonade Pops (HCG)

2-3 strawberries, mashed

Lemon juice, from 1/2 lemon

8 ounces water

Stevia to taste

Mix all together, pour into ice pop molds or small paper cups, add sticks, and freeze.

This drink is 1/2 of a fruit serving on the HCG diet. This recipe can also be made using Lemon Drop flavored liquid Stevia as the sweetener.

However you like to eat them, it’s strawberry time and that’s a great food celebration!

Ann Chambers is the author of several delicious e-books, including Gourmet Ice Pops for Kids and Adults available online for only $2.99 exclusively at Amazon and 25 Quick & Easy HCG Recipes, available online for only $1.99 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Sony, Kobo or Smashwords.

 

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25 Quick and Easy HCG Recipes Book Expanded

Fajita Lime Chicken Salad

The newly expanded version includes 10 great new recipes, new tips and tricks to make following the HCG protocol easier, and 10 new color photos!
The title is unchanged, but the book now has 35 recipes. All recipes comply exactly to the HCG diet rules.
We just had to add these new recipes after a recent round of dieting because the Fajita Lime dishes are our new favorites! Everyone is GaGa over the Steakhouse Buffalo burgers, too. Garlic shrimp and Mustard Vinaigrette Chicken Salad remain on our lists of favorites as well.
The expanded version is live now at Amazon. It should be available at the other major online bookstores in about a month. We distribute to Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo and Sony through a book distributor called Smashwords, and unfortunately it takes 3 to 4 weeks for new books to filter through the system and become available.