Simple, Sweet, and Healthy Recipes for Berries and Walnuts

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The Wonder of Walnuts and Berries

Berries and Walnuts
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Walnuts and berries make a super healthy and delicious combination. Compared to other nuts, walnuts are rich in alpha-linolenic acid, which is a plant-based omega-3 fatty acid, plus vitamins and minerals. Berries too are high in vitamins and minerals, plus they're rich in fiber and a variety of antioxidants that may have additional health benefits.

I like to serve walnuts and berries together, maybe with a dollop of real whipped cream, o with a serving of smooth, creamy Greek yogurt. 

But you can do so much more with walnuts and berries. Take a look at these six simple recipes featuring walnuts and berries. The recipes are courtesy of California Walnuts.

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Toasted Quinoa-Walnut Breakfast Sundaes

Quinoa-Walnut Breakfast Sundae
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This recipe is just loaded with good things. It starts with the walnuts and berries, but it also has quinoa, which is high in protein and fiber, and Greek yogurt, which is rich in protein and probiotics.

Get the Recipe: Toasted Quinoa-Walnut Breakfast Sundaes from California Walnuts

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Blueberry Lemon Walnut Bread

Blueberry Lemon Walnut Bread
California Walnuts

I like homemade quick bread because I think it makes an excellent breakfast, snack or dessert. I know they usually some sugar, but as long as they're made with fresh ingredients, they're a nice addition to a healthy diet. You could give it a fiber boost by using whole wheat flour.

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Lemon Walnut Bread from California Walnuts

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Wild Blueberry Chutney

Wild Bluberry Chutney
California Walnuts

This flavorful slightly sweet and savory chutney is a much better toast topping than plain old jelly. It tastes great on whole grain crackers with a few toasted walnuts, or I think it would make a great addition to baked or grilled chicken.

Get the Recipe: Wild Blueberry Chutney from California Walnuts

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Walnut Blueberry Oatmeal Energy Bites

Walnut Blueberry Oatmeal Energy Bites
California Walnuts

Similar to oatmeal cookies, but with a major nutritional upgrade with whole wheat flour, blueberries and olive oil. It looks like a lot of ingredients, but they're so easy to make. They're not too high in calories either -- each Energy Bite has about 120 calories.

Get the Recipe: ​Walnut Blueberry Oatmeal Energy Bites from California Walnuts

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Walnut Berry Crumble

Walnut Berry Crumble
California Walnuts

Fruit crumbles tend to be a bit lower in calories than pies because there's no heavy crust. And, in fact, this walnut berry crumble has only about 280 calories per serving. Perfect with coffee as an after-dinner treat.

Get the Recipe: Walnut Berry Crumble from California Walnuts

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Walnut Raspberry Chocolate Tartlets

Walnut Raspberry Chocolate Tartlets
California Walnuts

I always love to include a little something with chocolate in any healthy dessert list. These delicious chocolate tartlets have so much flavor and texture, plus they're made with healthy ingredients. Best of all? They're only 250 calories each.

Get the Recipe: Walnut Raspberry Chocolate Tartlets from California Walnuts

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