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10 Berry Creative Ways to Use Blueberries

Add Them To Your Lemonade

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If strawberry lemonade is your usual jam, try this blueberry lemonade from Damn Delicious. The sweet blueberries contrast with the tart lemon for a refreshing drink that’s perfect on its own or spiked with vodka. (Check out All the Juicy and Fresh Produce You Can Eat in July.)

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Throw ‘Em Into Your Chopped Chicken Salad

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A handful of berries turns Gimme Some Oven’s chopped chicken salad into something special. A simple Dijon vinaigrette pulls it all together into a delicious lunch or dinner. (See more Easy Salad Upgrades for Your Best Bowl Ever.)

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Make Frozen Yogurt Bites

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On hot days, these frozen yogurt covered blueberries from Family Fresh Meals offer a cooling treat that’s low-cal and fiber-filled.

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Blend Up a Fruity Salad Dressing

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The Garden Grazer’s blueberry-basil dressing combines some of the best flavors of summer into a light dressing that’s perfect for salads and more. Make a batch and store it in the fridge to have tasty salads for days.

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Dry Them and Make Granola Bars

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Why would you dry your own blueberries? Because this way, they’re not coated with sugar and the natural flavor shines through. Then, when you this blueberry Greek yogurt granola bar courtesy of Half Baked Harvest, you have a healthier, more natural, and way tastier treat.

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Mix Them Into a Smoky Coleslaw

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Spicy and smoky flavors contrast with the sweet-tart pop of blueberries in Food Done Light’s blueberry chipotle coleslaw. Bring it to your next barbecue and watch it disappear! (Or wow your barbecue guest with these 10 Slaw Side Dishes That Put Coleslaw to Shame.)

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Melt Them Into a Cheesy Dip

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Blueberries and cheddar cheese might not seem like the perfect match, but trust Jessica at How Sweet It Is—her blueberry cheddar dip is delish (and gorgeous!).

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Make A BBQ Sauce

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It might look like your spreading blueberry jam on your meat, but this blueberry BBQ sauce from The Taylor House will perfectly complement your grilled chicken or ribs.

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Add Chia For an Easy Jam

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DIYing jelly or jam can be tons of work. But by making use of chia seeds’ water-absorbing properties and gel-like texture, like 40 Aprons does, you can create a delicious and healthy spread for toast in just 20 minutes!

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Shake Up a Cocktail

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Blueberries and ginger make this Moscow Mule from Sugar and Charm the perfect, antioxidant-filled summer cocktail. (Want more fruit-infused cocktails? Whip up these 15 Refreshing Sangria Recipes for Summer.)

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