This sweet and savory pasta salad is good for your heart, your brain, and your eyes.
This little bauble of health is all about fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese. One blueberry has less than one calorie! When choosing your blueberries, avoid ones with green tops (too tart!). Blueberries freeze well – stock up while they are in season and save some to perk up the winter, well, blues. “Blueberries are a rich source of anthocyanin antioxidants, which are phytonutrients known to promote health of the cardiovascular system, brain, and eyes,” says Alyssa DeBord, a Women, Infants and Children (WIC) dietitian and coordinator for Kaiser Permanente. “Blueberries are also low on the glycemic index, meaning they have a minimal impact on blood sugar compared to many other fruits.”
This recipe first appeared on the Kaiser Permanente Washington food and fitness blog. For more recipes from Kaiser Permanente Washington, visit kp.org/wa/health.