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The Sweet Tastes of Summer

Do you have an unruly rhubarb patch in the backyard that is begging for attention? With strawberry season in full swing, I’ve got the perfect solution! Try my tasty recipe for strawberry rhubarb parfaits that are sure to please your taste buds while still packing a healthy punch.

Strawberry Rhubarb Parfaits

Ingredients:

1.5 c rhubarb, chopped

1 quart strawberries, hulled & sliced

1/2 c Elmira maple syrup

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 c chia seeds

1/4 c water

 

Directions:

Combine ingredients in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer until rhubarb and strawberries are tender – just a few minutes. Don’t worry if your strawberry & rhubarb mixture is a little runny. The chia seeds will continue to thicken it as it cools. Serve layered on top of plain Greek yogurt for a healthy and refreshing treat. You can also use as jam or as a topping for oatmeal. Keep the strawberry rhubarb mixture in your fridge for one week or freeze to keep it longer.

 

Health Highlights:

Rhubarb is a source of calcium, fibre & magnesium.

Strawberries are a source of vitamin C, potassium & antioxidants.

Maple Syrup contains iron, magnesium & zinc.

Cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar and also adds natural sweetness.

Chia Seeds are a source of omega 3 oils, protein & calcium.

 

Enjoy!

 

Amy Sonnenberg is a Nutritionist located in the Clock Tower Wellness Centre. Specializing in family nutrition & passionate about bringing the family back into the kitchen and around the dinner table.  Visit her at www.DesignedForYouNutrition.com or call  519-503-7926 for more information.

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