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Cherry Almond Chex Mix

Posted on Sep 02 , 2015 - 08:57 am


6 cups vanilla chex cereal
1 cup plain cheerios
1 1/2 cup pretzels
1/2 cup sliced, raw almonds
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2/3 cup dried, tart cherries
2 oz. white chocolate, melted


Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In large bowl, stir chex, cheerios, pretzels and almonds together to incorporate.

In a separate smaller bowl, melt butter, then stir in corn syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and almond extract. Drizzle butter mixture over the mixture of cereals and toss to coat evenly. Spread over prepared baking sheet in one even layer and bake 20 minutes, stirring once half way though. Remove from oven and break apart any pieces that may have stuck together. Cool completely.

Sprinkle tart cherries over mix and drizzle with white chocolate let chocolate set until hardened, then break apart and store in air tight container for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe courtesy of Lauren Brennan,

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Grilled BBQ Chicken Naan Pizza with Tart Cherries

Posted on Jul 30 , 2015 - 12:47 pm


  • 1 slice garlic Naan bread
  • 2 tablespoons barbeque sauce
  • 1/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onions
  • 2 ounces grilled chicken breast, sliced
  • 1/4 cup spinach, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dried tart cherries


Heat grill over medium high heat. Spread barbeque sauce on Naan bread.

Layer with cheese, onions, chicken, spinach, and tart cherries.

Grill pizza for 10 minutes or until bread is crispy and cheese is melted.

Recipe courtesy of Kristina LaRue,

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Eating in Color: Easy Tips for a Bright Breakfast

Posted on May 20 , 2015 - 03:01 pm

Numerous studies have shown just how important it is to eat the first meal of the day.

From helping to maintain a healthy weight to improving mental focus in kids and adults, breakfast offers up a ton of benefits.

The morning meal is also one of the best opportunities we have all day to get in some servings of colorful fruits and vegetables, which most of us don’t get enough of on a daily basis. Eating in color – both at breakfast and throughout the day – means packing in more nutrients. Foods that naturally contain vibrant color tend to include phytochemicals that may provide health benefits.

From Beige to Colorful Breakfast

While there are plenty of healthy ways to start your day, many of these foods – whole grain breads and cereals, yogurt, oatmeal – are pretty boring looking on their own. Breakfast is the prime time to load up on colorful phytonutrient-rich foods, including tart cherries.

Ruby-red and pleasingly tart, Montmorency cherries contain anthocyanins, a flavonoid that gives the cherries their deep red color and delicious flavor. And dried tart cherries are also rich in vitamin A, which is necessary for skin and eye cell growth, and it’s vital for a healthy immune system and reproductive system.

You can find tart dried cherries, tart cherry juice and frozen tart cherries year round. There are so many amazing and tasty ways to use them to add a pop of red to your morning meals!

Click here for more great ideas and delicious breakfast recipes!

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Tart Cherry Frozen Yogurt with White & Dark Chocolate Chips

Posted on Apr 24 , 2015 - 02:08 pm


  • 1 tablespoon tart cherry juice concentrate
  • 2 cups nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon or vodka, optional
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips


In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt, sugar, tart cherry juice concentrate and vanilla extract until combined and sugar is fully dissolved. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Freeze according to ice cream maker instructions. Add bourbon or vodka in the last 2-3 minutes of freezing. This is optional, but recommended—it keeps the frozen yogurt from freezing hard and icy. Fold in chocolate chips. Frozen yogurt is best served immediately, but can also be stored in a freezer safe container, just allow 10-15 minutes thawing time before scooping.

Recipe courtesy of Ari Ziskin,

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Video: 5 Ways to #GoTart with Tart Cherries

Posted on Mar 23 , 2015 - 12:59 pm

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Tart Cherry Smoothie

Posted on Feb 12 , 2015 - 09:30 am

1 cup frozen tart cherries

1/2 cup Cherry Bay Orchards tart cherry juice concentrate

3 tbsp. orange juice concentrate

1/2 cup plain (or vanilla) yogurt

2 tbsp. honey

Put all ingredients in blender and enjoy!

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Cherry-Almond Overnight Oats

Posted on Jan 21 , 2015 - 03:31 pm


Total Time: 8 hours, 10 minutes
Prep: 10 minute
Cook: 8 hours
Yield: 2 servings
Level: Beginner


1 cup dried cherries
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup slivered almonds
2 tablespoons cherry concentrate
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


In a large jar or container, mix together your oats, almond milk, dried cherries, slivered almonds, cherry concentrate, chia seeds and 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning, spoon into bowls and enjoy cold or warmed up. Drizzle with a bit of honey or sprinkle with some extra dried tart cherries and/or slivered almonds, if desired.

Recipe courtesy of Sydney Kramer,

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