February marks National Cherry Month - a great time to celebrate the deliciousness of cherries and discover new ways to enjoy them. Whether you’re following a gluten-free diet or not, cherries are a great way to add flavor to your meals and snacks. Here are five delicious gluten-free ways to enjoy cherries during National Cherry Month:
- Cherry Smoothie Bowl: Start your day off with a healthy and delicious smoothie bowl. Blend frozen cherries, almond milk, and Greek yogurt together and top it off with your favorite gluten-free granola, chia seeds, and more cherries.
- Cherry Salsa: Make a delicious sweet and savory salsa with fresh cherries and gluten-free chips. Mix together diced cherries, diced tomatoes, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Serve with gluten-free chips.
- Baked Cherries: Make a simple and healthy snack by baking cherries in the oven. Preheat the oven to 350F and toss halved cherries with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring halfway through.
- Cherry Cobbler: Enjoy a classic gluten-free dessert. Mix together mashed cherries and your favorite gluten-free flour and top with a gluten-free crumble. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the topping is golden brown.
- Cherry Jam: Make your own cherry jam with fresh cherries and gluten-free pectin. Cook the cherries for about 10 minutes before adding the pectin and boiling for another few minutes. Let cool before transferring to a jar and enjoy with your favorite gluten-free bread.
Cherries are also a great source of important vitamins and nutrients like vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants, making them a great addition to any diet. Enjoy all the benefits of cherries this National Cherry Month!