Sweet, juicy blueberries are in season right now. With blueberry plants loaded with blueberries that are sun-kissed and plump, now is the time to be enjoying them in Oregon. Blueberries are incredibly rich in antioxidants that may help prevent cancer and other disease. But what I know for sure is that blueberries are delicious. Don't limit yourself, and use them throughout the day. Here are some healthy recipe ideas.

For the Morning:

banana blueberry bread Banana blueberry bread is one of the healthiest and tastiest recipes you'll find for banana bread. (Photo: Jaymi Heimbuch)

Start the day with Lemon Blueberry Pancakes and sprinkle with lemon juice and powdered sugar.

Another special breakfast would be Healthy Banana Blueberry Bread.

However, my favorite way is to make a quick blueberry smoothie with blueberries, banana, coconut milk or yogurt, and ice cubes. I also love to make a simple fruit salad (with plenty of blueberries) and top with a lightly sweetened yogurt and homemade granola. Yum!

For Lunch:

canned blueberries With this recipe, these pickled blueberries will be ready the next day. (Photo: HandmadePictures/Shutterstock)

Did you know that blueberries can make delicious spreads for sandwiches? Well, check out this truly gourmet recipe for Roasted Turkey Breast with Brie and Blueberry Chipotle Chutney, if you don't believe me.

Another idea for sandwiches is to use homemade Pickled Blueberries.

For the Afternoon:

blueberry muffins Hit the farmers market on Saturday for fresh blueberries to make Sunday morning blueberry muffins. (Photo: Claire Yuki/flickr)

A simple favorite is to enjoy frozen blueberries as a midday snack. Perfect on a hot day.

Or, for a special treat, how about a lemon blueberry muffin with a cup of coffee?

For Dinner:

risotto with roast meat and berries Blueberries can be added as a topping to risotto. (Photo: patronestaff/Shutterstock)

Blueberries make awesome savory sauces. For example, check out this Grilled Salmon Steaks with Savory Blueberry Sauce.

For a side dish, try this vibrant beautifully blue, Blueberry Risotto.

For Dessert:

Summer fruit tartlet Make a summer fruit tartlet featuring tasty blueberries (Photo: Jaymi Heimbuch)

For a surprisingly light blueberry dessert, this Blueberry Yogurt Parfait is a healthy dessert.

If you want to get fancy, try summer fruit tartlets featuring blueberries, of course.

I’d love to hear from you! Do you have any favorite blueberry recipes to share?

Recipes to enjoy blueberries at every meal
Why regulate blueberries to one meal? Enjoy them throughout the day with these recipes.