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      Berry Best for Mother's Day


      Fresh berries are in season and strawberries are the crowd favorite. Strawberries are a great source of vitamin C, potassium and fiber, just to name a few, and add a burst of bright color to any dish. Naturally sweet, strawberries are the perfect treat!


      Strawberries and Blue Cheese Bruschetta:


      Recipe from Eating Well-


      Makes: 1 dozen


      Active Time: 20 minutes


      Total Time: 20 minutes


      All you need:


      12 medium strawberries, hulled and sliced


      1 teaspoon sugar


      1/4 cup (2 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel)


      1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese


      1-2 teaspoons water, if needed


      1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives, plus more for garnish


      1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


      12 slices whole-grain baguette (1/4 inch thick), warmed or toasted


      All you do:






      1. Combine strawberries and sugar in a medium bowl and let stand while you make the cheese spread.





      2. Combine cream cheese and blue cheese in a small bowl using a fork. Add water, if necessary, for a thick but spreadable consistency. Stir in 1 tablespoon chives and pepper.





      3. Spread about 1 teaspoon of the cheese mixture on each piece of baguette. Top with the sliced berries. Garnish with a sprinkle of chives, if desired.

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