Cheerful Cherries in the Kitchen
Get kids to eat more healthy fruits, with our best kid-friendly cherry ideas.
Cherries, Stuffed with Joy.
Using a cherry pitter, remove cherry stones. Mix Neufchatel cheese with chopped nuts and let kids fill centers of cherries.
Roll out one prepared whole grain pizza dough to fit a pizza stone or baking pan. Let kids arrange pitted cherries on top. Mix together ½ cup oats, 2 tablespoons flour, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, 3 tablespoons margarine and 1 teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkle over cherries. Bakes at 350 F until tender and golden brown.
Cheery, Cherry Waffles.
Mix together whole grain pancake mix, as directed on package. Stir in chopped fresh cherries. Cook on waffle iron.
Cherry Salsa Ole.
Mix together 2 fresh chopped tomatoes, ¼ diced onion, 1 clove minced garlic, ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, ¼ finely diced small jalapeno, ½ freshly squeezed lemon, and 1 cup fresh chopped, pitted cherries. Let kids dip baked tortilla chips into salsa.