Celebrate mom with the berry best – strawberries!

Fresh berries are in season and strawberries are the crowd favorite. Strawberries are a great source of vitamin C, potassium and fiber, just to name a few, and add a burst of bright color to any dish. Naturally sweet, strawberries are the perfect treat!

Add strawberries to your Mother's Day celebrations

  • Prepare mom a delicious breakfast with fresh strawberry slices over oatmeal – an easy breakfast-in-bed idea.
  • Prepare Strawberry Cream Mini Cakes and serve as an afternoon snack.
  • Purchase chocolate-covered strawberries at your Hy-Vee for a quick dessert.
  • Make strawberry shortcake in a Mason jar.  This is an easy and fun activity kids and dads can make together and give to mom.

Strawberry Cream Mini Cakes

Recipe from Hy-Vee Seasons Magazine

Serves 6.

Total Time: 20 minutes


All you need:

1 cup sliced fresh strawberries

2 tablespoons strawberry glaze

1 – 8 ounce container mascarpone cheese

½ (8 ounce container) frozen whipped topping, thawed

30 ladyfingers 


All you do:

1. Toss berries with glaze, set aside.

2. Fold cheese into whipped topping.  Reserve 1 cup mixture for topping.

3. Layer ladyfingers in bottom of Appetizer Maker.  Spread some whipped topping mixture on top; add layer of fresh strawberries.  Repeat layers, topping with remaining ladyfingers. Spoon reserved topping mixture on top. 

Jen Haugen represents Hy-Vee as a nutrition expert promoting healthy eating throughout the community. Jen is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.