LHI- Nik’s Picks- Cherries are Ripe and Ready

cherrybowlThis time on Nik’s Picks,  I am highlighting the sweet, tangy cherry. Boasting a mere 90 calories per cup, they are what dietitians call a nutrition powerhouse. Enjoy this short clip on how cherries may benefit you and your fitness goals.

Check out these tasty tips and delicious cherry recipes.

  • Add cherries to a fruit or green salad to add color, flavor and variety
  • Build a frozen yogurt sundae with poached cherries
  • Dried cherries add sweetness to oatmeal or trail mix
  • Top low fat vanilla yogurt with frozen cherries

Cherry Almond Farro Salad featured in Hy-Vee Dieititian Anne Cundif’s Blog Crazy Cool and in the Kitchen

Grilled Chicken & Fresh Cherry Salsa by Iowa Girl Eats Kristin Porter

So, if you are inspired to go out and buy a big bowl of cherries but you think, now what?, Web MD offers advice on picking, storing and additional health benefits in the fruit of the month. article.

Written by Nikki Stahr RD, Assistant Director; Live Healthy Iowaphoto(12)

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