CA Strawberries Healthy New Year Recipe Roundup + $200 Target Giveaway!

Fresh or frozen, CA strawberries are a versatile fruit that can help you keep your healthy-eating resolutions in check. Available year-round and delicious in both sweet and savory dishes, strawberries offer a nutritional boost to any meal of the day.

For the New Year, we’ve enlisted four of our RD ambassadors − Regan Jones, Jenna Braddock, Robin Plotkin, and Caroline Kaufman − to create a roundup of #FreshorFrozen CA strawberry healthy recipe hacks that are perfect for the whole family, from breakfast to dessert.

Plus, scroll below for a chance to kick-off 2017 with a $200 Target gift card, on us!

BREAKFAST

Strawberry Vanilla Overnight Oats

Breakfast is the perfect opportunity to get your 8-a-day of California strawberries. Here are just a few fun new recipes you can try!

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Regan Jones, RD, serves up a Superfast Breakfast Strawberry Crisp, combining ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen in this quick how-to video. She starts with frozen California strawberries and ends up with a breakfast so delicious you’ll think you’re eating dessert!


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Making healthy easy is RD Jenna Braddock’s forte and it shines in this Strawberry Vanilla Overnight Oats recipe, featuring frozen California strawberries.
Simply prepare before bedtime and wake up to a healthy grab-and-go meal!

Strawberry Vanilla Overnight Oats

LUNCH

RD, Robin Plotkin, shares one of her favorite healthy lunch hacks − using sandwiches as an easy way to get your veggies and fruits in.

We’re loving this one in particular: Strawberry and Feta Stuffed Ciabatta Sandwich for the win!

Strawberry and Feta Stuffed Ciabatta Sandwich

DESSERT

RD, Caroline Kaufman, whipped up this simple dessert hack that makes keeping your healthy-eating resolutions more attainable. By indulging in healthier versions of your favorite desserts, it’s easy to satisfy your sweet tooth vs. depriving it.

Whole Grain Waffle Strawberry Shortcake − a handful of simple ingredients, fresh California strawberries … and no baking!


Enter below for a chance to win a $200 Target gift card. 

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Rules: Must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 18 years old and not an employee of California Strawberry Commission or an immediate family member of a Commission employee (husband/wife, child, sibling) to enter. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Google+. Participant releases Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, California Strawberry Commission and its agencies or representatives of any liability. Entries will be judged on creativity and selected by California Strawberry Commission. California Strawberry Commission reserves the right to disqualify an entry for any reason, at any time. By participating in this contest, participant grants sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness, and photograph and/or video, submitted as an entry in this contest, for promotional purposes in connection with this contest without additional compensation, notification or permission, unless restricted by law. With all entries, you must note that your tweet, post, video or photo share is an entry into a contest (examples: #contest, I just entered a contest, etc.). No purchase necessary.

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222 thoughts on “CA Strawberries Healthy New Year Recipe Roundup + $200 Target Giveaway!

  1. Mya Murphy

    Strawberries are one of my favorite foods..i eat em plain, on cereal, in shakes..smoothies..And this whole post has me drooling!

  2. Sandra A Beeman

    Since I was young I could ear strawberries every single day> This never has changed over my lifetime. However, I now have learned how to shop at Target as well! Its a win-win for me!

  3. Laurajj

    Oh those all look so good! I have to try the Superfast Breakfast Strawberry Crisp! I love using strawberries as much as I can for our family!

  4. Chrissy Kim

    I absolutely love strawberries. I love it fresh and I love to freeze them to use for later in smoothies. I just love how sweet and juicy they are. I even love fragrances with strawberry scents!

  5. Keziah Gibbons

    I love to slice fresh strawberries 🍓 in a bowl and sprinkle a little sugar on them, set the bowl in the fridge for about an hour so the sugar can turn into a sweet juice, and eat them! Delicious! For frozen strawberries 🍓, I love to add to my smoothies.

  6. It’s *almost* strawberry season here in southeastern NC. Okay, a few more months, but really not too far off, and every time I pass our favorite farm the excitement builds! Already planning recipes…

  7. Diane Richards

    So blessed to live in California. Surrounded by fresh strawberry goodness all year around and other fabulous California produce 🙂

  8. Candice Dyer

    Not sure what the problem is but when I click on that link to your post the page says “oops that page can’t be found”

  9. Brett Paschen

    My favorite way to eat Strawberries is just the way they are,au natural.I give them a good rinse and pat dry and eat them. #Fresh

  10. jeani b

    I visited the link and loved reading the farmer stories! I hope you can collect more of them. The couple who started out with just a few acres to farm and a bunch of passion and determination: wow! That is inspiring!

  11. Kymi A

    We love CAstrawberries in smoothies powers up our day plus for snacks and meals strawberries are so versatile. Love them #FreshofFrozen.

  12. james craver

    We eat California strawberries for breakfast in cereal, for lunch and dinner on salads, and of course for all types of desserts: pies, cakes, and of course with ice cream.

  13. Lisa Ogle

    Strawberries are awesome! I eat them often, fresh, in waffles, pancakes, strawberry cheesecake (yum), and in strawberry shakes.

  14. Jodi Armstrong

    we love fresh CA strawberries in the summer. We are in Reno so all our strawberries come over the pass & into our kitchen. In the winter we love frozen CA strawberries daily in our smoothies.

  15. Celeste Herrin

    Some of my favorite ways to eat strawberries are dipped in chocolate, sliced over cereal, stewed in maple syrup, pies, and my most favorite way is Straight Outta the package!

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful opportunity!

  16. Lindsay Coleman

    Strawberries are a staple in my freezer year-round and my fridge in the summertime! I’m always up for new ideas and recipes, especially from RDs (as a currently dietetic intern and RD-to-be). Thanks!

  17. Sheila Campbell

    Strawberries are so yummy! Fresh or frozen always a treat!! And Target is an awesome place to shop whether its groceries or something extra special! Thank you for the chance to win! So Awesome!

  18. Sok Chea

    Strawberries are the best! Right? U can have them in cereal, baking goods,chocolate adult drinks😉 And so much more it’s like endless!

  19. faith marsh

    Love Strawberries and we use them in pancakes, cakes, cupcakes, love strawberry pie and shortcake and in smoothies as well. They are the best!

  20. lillie cantrell

    STRAWBERRY KOOL-AID PIE
    mix 1 can sweetened condensed milk and 1 package strawberry kool-aid until dissolved. Fold in 8 ounces of whipped topping and then add sliced strawberries. Pour into a graham cracker crust and chill at least 4 hours. Top with whipped topping and strawberry garnish before serving

  21. A great story I will never forget, I was about 6 or 7 and we went to visit my Aunt and Uncle in the Country. My mom had dressed me up in a cute little dress. One of the first things I noticed was all the fresh strawberries they had. They were farmers. Well. I went outside to play but them strawberries were calling my name. I ate, ate and ate. I still remember my mom hollering for me to come in for dinner. Well, there I was covered in strawberry juice from head to toe. My mouth was red as blood. Haha. I was afraid I would be in trouble. Especially since they had just picked the bucket and cleaned them. But, no all they did was laugh. My mom said Debbie Lynn ” You should have ask first.” Then my aunt said but you will learn cause your little belly is going to punish you later. Guess what? My belly never punished me neither. What a memory. Yep, fresh strawberries are still my favorite. I will be 60 in a few days. Thanks for letting me share.

  22. April

    I’m a chef and a lodge and restaurant. I’ve never tried these but they look deliciousl. We use frozen fresh strawberries for our customers deserts. Would love to try these in the future.

  23. Kelly Prestenbach

    California strawberries are a must have and I’m Mississippi or at least my house we love to just rinse and eat.. would be AWESOME to win!

  24. april moore

    Strawberries are my favorite fruit! I love strawberry smoothies, strawberry cheesecake ad any other strawberry flavored foods! I have never tried anything strawberry that I didn’t like. Definitely my favorite!

  25. Kimberly Campbell

    I love frozen strawberry yogurt pie. It’s super easy and makes a great snack or dessert! Strawberries are my favorite ever snack especially chocolate covered and wine…with Valentines Day coming up in need to start hinting this to my hubby!

  26. Jennifer Eagan

    I really like the recipe idea for Whole Grain Waffle Strawberry Shortcake. I am a busy mom to 3 young boys and even though I try to eat healthy, there’s just not enough time to always do this. I love how fast this recipe is and requires no baking. Plus, I can indulge my sweet tooth without compromising my diet goals.

  27. I use to love living in California for the specially hand picked strawberries. We lived on base at Camp Pendleton and I would make breakfast for my little family with waffles, strawberries, whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Mmmm take me backkkk lol 🍓🍓🍓🍓 not to mention I love target! Lol

  28. Jessica Sawyer Harding

    I love fresh strawberries just rinse and pop in my mouth. With a little cream and sugar, or fruit dip, dipped in chocolate, on top of my cereal with my yogart. Anyway I can get them.

  29. audrey talley

    Strawberries are one fruit we can’t keep in the house. They are eaten as soon as they are brought in! Everybody loves them! California strawberries are the best. Target is the best place to shop for baby and kids clothes. I always find what I’m looking for and cute surprise clothes too!

  30. Jane Apparis

    Used to love getting strawberries, picked that morning, when I lived in Simi Valley! Miss that! Love CA strawberries! 🍓

  31. Okay….now I really want some fresh cut strawberries over some fresh whipped cream flavored with vanilla stevia 😉 I love all the great information on your site. Good luck everyone!

  32. Lori Leal

    I love both frozen and fresh strawberries! I especially love frozen strawberries in my smoothies. They make them cold without getting watered down with ice!

  33. Love this giveaway! I often buy organic strawberries at Target so this would be so awesome! I find myself starting my mornings with strawberries and snacking on them throughout the day, it’s one of my favorite berries!

  34. Alita Alexander

    The ‘Easy Brie Appetizer Topped with California Strawberries’ sounds wonderful! Can’t wait to try it! Thank you! We love strawberries at our house!

  35. Jen Picken

    My youngest son and I love strawberries! I often have them sliced up ready to eat in the refrigerator. We stir them into our yogurt, oatmeal, or just eat them plain!

  36. Chelsea Hall

    Strawberries are my favorite all time fruit. I love eating them in yogurt, cereal, cakes, smoothies, on pancakes with whip cream. Eating them with whip cream in general. Lol strawberries are awesome even just by them selves!

  37. Amber R.

    I love strawberries fresh out of the carton, but my homemade family sized strawberry shortcake is our favorite way to enjoy them!

  38. Kathryn S.

    The link in the post a comment to the blog is not working. However, I absolutely love strawberries!!! Dipped in chocolate is even better! YUMMM!

  39. Melissa Cole

    My whole family lives strawberries! Whether fresh and cut up to eat as a snack topping or in smoothies. We get them at least once to twice a week at the store.

  40. Eric White

    they are so many ways i like to eat my #FreshorFrozen strawberries but my all time fav is just with Cream and a little sugar!!

  41. Michelle S

    Strawberries are my favorite fruit! I love simply dipping them in whipped topping. (not healthy), but I could eat an entire carton of fresh berries.

  42. Kayla Doan

    Tells me, “Page not found”. So… not really sure what to say… I <3 strawberries though! And to win the gift card would be amazing!

  43. Matthew Eng

    We love CA strawberries! We also love the opportunity to win the gift card as well. Thanks so much for picking us as the winner!

  44. Valene

    I was horrible. With a family road trip in California any strawberry field I went crazy. Love love strawberries. Be an awesome win. Thank you. 🍓

  45. sandra

    I don’t use social media sites , so I hope I’m still entered. We eat strawberries every week if they are available here in the WINDY City of Chicago

  46. Lavea Jones

    Strawberries are my favorite fruit. I can eat them everyday. A strawberry smoothie is my favorite. It would be a blessing to win. Good luck to everyone.

  47. Carolee Moore

    I love fresh strawberries because my mom when I was young cut them up and put Suger on the and set them in the fridge and in a hour they were ready for strawberry shortcake. And a little cool whip.. Mmmmmm

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