Strawberry Pesto Chicken #SundaySupper #FLStrawberry

This post is sponsored by Florida Strawberry in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

Strawberry Pesto Chicken serves up tender, juicy chicken topped with fresh Florida strawberries, basil, garlic and Parmesan in a light, aromatic sauce. Enjoy this delicious entree for your weeknight dinner or a leisurely Sunday Supper.

Strawberry Pesto Chicken

Just because there is snow outside, it doesn’t mean I need to stop enjoying my favorite fruit.

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Sweet Florida Strawberries are available in stores all winter long from November through April each year.

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If you don’t see strawberries from Florida where you shop, you can ask their produce or store manager to please carry Florida Strawberries.

They will be glad to include this Superfood on their shelves!

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Florida Strawberries deliver a bundle of vitamins and nutrients to keep us going all winter long.

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  • Eight medium strawberries contain more vitamin C than one orange. Vitamin C helps boost your immune system just in time for cold and flu season.
  • These little red powerhouses provide an excellent source of folic acid that helps the body metabolize protein. Protein from food helps build muscle, supports the nervous system and keeps our minds healthy and alert.
  • Florida Strawberries are virtually fat free and contain no cholesterol. That makes strawberries a perfect addition to salads, smoothies and power bowls for healthier meals.

I love Florida Strawberries right from the box, just wash and they’re ready to go! No peeling or fussing.

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Connect with Florida Strawberries on their website, and your favorite social media for the latest news, recipes and tips on Facebook, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

Tune in and watch the Florida Strawberry Association and Strawberry Sue on YouTube for helpful strawberry-related news, year-round updates from the fields, special events and easy to prepare strawberry dishes.one-strawberry

Okay strawberry lovers, I have a cool contest to tell you about! How would you like to take a trip for 4 to the heart of where those delicious Florida Strawberries we all enjoy, get their start? Tour the strawberry fields and stay at the TradeWinds Island Resort in Saint Pete’s Beach, Florida!

It’s easy! Snap a photo of how you enjoy fresh, Florida Strawberries and post it on Instagram with the hashtag, #FLSTRAWBERRYCAP

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Check out that adorable Florida Strawberry Cap you get FREE just for entering!
Enter as many times as you like to increase your chances of winning the trip. Florida Strawberry Caps are limited to one cap per household address.

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Hurry, contest ends February 12, 2017.

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I love trying new ways to incorporate Florida Strawberries into my meals.
Chicken and strawberries go wonderfully together. Basil and strawberries as well as cheese and strawberries complement each other in flavor profiles.
Strawberries tame the wild mint quality of basil and balance the saltiness of cheese with a kiss of sweetness.

So a Strawberry Pesto Chicken dinner is a delicious idea. I know you’ll agree.

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Strawberry Pesto Chicken

Combine Florida strawberries, basil and garlic in a food processor until blended.

Strawberry Pesto Chicken

Add cheese, salt and pepper. Process into a loose paste.

Strawberry Pesto Chicken

 

Place 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a baking dish. Add chicken. Top with 1/4 cup of pesto.

Strawberry Pesto Chicken

Cover and bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Uncover and finish baking until temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Heat remaining pesto in the microwave for 20 seconds. Pour over chicken and serve.

 
Strawberry Pesto Chicken

Strawberry Pesto Chicken #SundaySupper #FLStrawberry

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 3 ounces

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Florida strawberries, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine Florida strawberries, basil and garlic in a food processor until blended. Add cheese, salt and pepper. Process into a loose paste.
  • With motor running, slowly drizzle in olive oil. Continue blending for about 30 seconds to emulsify the pesto.
  • Place 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a baking dish. Add chicken. Top with 1/4 cup of pesto. Cover and bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Uncover and finish baking until temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  • Plate and slice chicken on a bias.
  • Heat remaining pesto in the microwave for 20 seconds. Pour over chicken and serve.
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Food for Thought…What is your favorite memory associated with strawberries? Were strawberries a childhood favorite? Did your first love give you chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day? Maybe your Mom made strawberry shortcakes in the summertime? I’d love to hear your thoughts in a comment below!

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Strawberry Twitter Party

Enjoy all these delicious recipes made with fresh, Florida Strawberries from the Sunday Supper Tastemakers!

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Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

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Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #230

Welcome to another fun Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!

Please share your recipes, crafts and DIY projects with our friends!

Before we get started let’s say, “Congratulations” to last week’s winners!

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You can find the links to our Host Favorite Picks here at Daily Dish Magazine!

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On to the Party!

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Shrimp Cakes #TheRecipeReDux #AD

“I received a free sample of Kikkoman soy sauce mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Kikkoman and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”

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Shrimp Cakes offer tender shrimp in delicious patties. Serve with horseradish dill sauce. Skip the roll. Enjoy these patties for dinner or as an appetizer.

January 2017 Recipe ReDux Sponsored Challenge: Sodium Saving, Flavor Raising Recipes with Kikkoman
Take a favorite dish that you, your family and/or friends love and swap soy sauce for salt. Can they taste the difference?

Cooks know that most dishes need a salty taste to create a good flavor balance. You can add various salts like Kosher salt, sea salt or table salt directly. Using these salts will raise the sodium level of the dish. That’s something to keep in mind when planning healthy meals.

You can cut the amount of sodium in your dish with soy sauce and still retain that salt component to bring out the flavor.

Here are some interesting facts about soy sauce.

  • By using 1/2 tsp. Kikkoman Soy Sauce in place of 1/2 tsp. table salt, the sodium content of the recipe is cut by 1000 mg.
  • Soy sauce is rich in umami, a savory taste that helps round out the overall flavor of a dish and enhances the palatability of a wide variety of foods. In fact, a study published in the Journal of Food Science revealed that swapping soy sauce for salt reduces the sodium by up to 50% without decreasing consumer acceptance.

Did You Know?
For over 300 years, Kikkoman Soy Sauce has been seasoning all of our lives. A family business to this day, Kikkoman’s growth has been inspired and guided by a family creed, passed down for nineteen generations. This creed speaks to the core values that have enabled Kikkoman to survive and thrive for more than three centuries.

Kikkoman offers a variety of less sodium products: Less Sodium Soy Sauce, 50% Less Sodium Gluten-Free Tamari Soy Sauce, Less Sodium Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce, and 50% Less Sodium Gluten-Free Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce.

Visit their Website at KikkomanUSA.com for the latest news, recipes and product information.

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I chose to make my Shrimp Cakes by switching out the salt with Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce. Shrimp has a natural briny taste that breaks up when cooked so I still add a bit of salt. Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce was the perfect amount of flavor to round out my dish. We were pleasantly surprised that the patties retained the flavor we love without the salt. The soy sauce blended great with the other ingredients.

Enjoy!

Shrimp Cakes

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Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1 each

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp, about 2 cups when chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced celery
  • 2 tablespoons minced green onion
  • 1 tablespoon Kikkoman Traditionally Brewed Less Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs divided
  • sauce
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil for frying, optional

Instructions

  • Mix together sour cream, horseradish and 1/2 teaspoon dill. Refrigerate.
  • For the shrimp cakes
  • Chop shrimp in food processor leaving small chunks intact.
  • Mix together shrimp, celery, Kikkoman Traditionally Brewed Less Sodium Soy Sauce, dill and lemon juice. Add breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon at a time to reach desired consistency (about 2 tablespoons)
  • Form into 4 shrimp cakes. Cover cakes with bread crumbs.
  • Fry in oil in skillet on each side about 4 minutes over medium heat turning once until golden brown and thoroughly cooked. Shrimp cakes can be alternatively sprayed lightly with cooking spray and baked at 350 for about 30 minutes until thoroughly cooked.
  • Serve with a dollop of horseradish dill sauce on the side.
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More about the Recipe ReDux.

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As the first and only recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians, The Recipe ReDux is focused on taking delicious dishes, keeping them delicious, but making them better for you. Dietitians Regan Jones (of ReganMillerJones, Inc.), Serena Ball and Deanna Segrave-Daly (both of Teaspoon Communications) founded the group on the belief that healthier eating should always taste delicious. As the Latin term “redux” means to revisit or reinvent, we are reinventing the idea of healthy eating with a taste-first approach. We aim to inspire the food lover in every healthy eater and inspire the healthy eater in every food lover.

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Blueberry Almond Bread #breadbakers

Blueberry Almond Bread

Blueberry Almond Bread delivers sweet blueberries and almonds three ways for almond lovers. Enjoy the boost of antioxidants, vitamin E, magnesium too!

Welcome to another edition of Bread Bakers. This month we are focusing on healthier breads.

January Challenge

Start the new year with a healthy bread. Bake any bread that you think is ‘Healthy’ — with or without yeast. Some ideas are 100% whole grains, without white sugar, could be gluten free etc etc.

Thanks Pavani from Cook’s Hideout Cook’s Hideout for hosting this event!

About #BreadBakers

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#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to foodlustpeoplelove@gmail.com.

I love baking with blueberries. Muffins, pancakes and even cookies taste great with that sweet, tart flavor.

Almonds are also a favorite of mine. I recently discovered by substituting almond flour for some of the all-purpose that you can add texture and more nutrition to your baked goods.

Almond flour is finely ground almonds high in fiber, vitamin E, magnesium and calcium. Add the antioxidant power of blueberries and you really kicked your quick bread up a notch, maybe two ;)!

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Not to mention a great almond taste! I use Bob’s Red Mill almond flour. It blends wonderfully and doesn’t clump.

Food for Thought…What healthier ingredients do you substitute in baked goods to add more nutrition? Fruit, nut flours and seeds are some of my favorites. I’d love to hear your ideas in a comment below!

Blueberry Almond Bread

Blueberry Almond Bread #breadbakers

Yield: 12 slices

Serving Size: 1 slice

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar or maple sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons shortening
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup, (I use Royal Crown)
  • 1 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/4 cups flour, divided
  • 3/4 cup almond flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  • Toss blueberries in 1/4 cup flour. Set aside.
  • Cream together sugar and shortening.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, milk, syrup and almond extract.
  • In another bowl, add remaining 2 cups flour, almond flour, baking powder.
  • Alternate adding wet and dry ingredients to form a thick batter. Stir in blueberries and any remaining flour. Sprinkle with sliced almonds.
  • Pour batter into a well greased 5x9-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 45 to 60 minutes until golden brown and inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan on a rack for at least 30 minutes before removing from pan. Allow bread to cool completely before slicing.
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Blueberry Almond Bread

Enjoy all these healthier breads for your new year from the #BreadBakers !

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