Beautiful blueberries

What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘blue’?

Eiffel 65’s hit “I’m blue da ba dee da ba die…”?

The colour of the sky?

The R&B boyband who topped the charts in the noughties?

For some, it’s health kick, superfood and antioxidants. From fighting cancer to boosting your brain, there’s been a huge buzz about this little blue fruit and all the weird and wonderful things it can do to you.

We’re drowning out the health-claim noise around blueberries and shouting about why we love them. They’re delicious, packed full of vitamin C, are high in fibre – and they can be used in so many versatile recipes. We’ve created a collection of our favourite sweet and savoury blueberry recipes to celebrate our admiration for nature’s sweeties that little taste buds will love.

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Mini Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce 

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Herby Chicken with Blueberry Salsa 

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Blueberry Smoothie 

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Anything Goes Salad with Blueberry Dressing 

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Blueberry Yogurt Cup

Whether blueberries live up to the hype or not, these dishes are easy for little fingers to get going in the kitchen and are perfect for the whole family. Little ones will love to pour, wash, mix, touch, taste and smell. Layering fruit and yoghurt cups work really well, and using their hands to squish berries to make compote is always fun.

Chilean blueberries are in season from January to March and British blueberries are available from June to September – so make sure you give these recipes a go.