Antioxidants in cherries make them a great food in exercise recovery. It's also a good source of melatonin, which improves sleep quality. You'll want to try them in the 5 recipes below.
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75% fiber foods – quinoa, cherries, red onion, mint, arugula, zucchini, bell pepper, parsley, lima beans, diced tomatoes, grilled veggies
25% foods – oil, marinating sauce
Make it a Full Plate Meal: This healthy ice cream variation is a great Power Up choice to any meal.
75% fiber foods – banana, cherries
25% foods – none
Make it a Full Plate Meal: Use this jam on whole grain pancakes instead of syrup. Top with blackberries, strawberries, and mango.
75% fiber foods – cherries, blackberries, strawberries, mango
25% foods – pancakes, chia, honey
Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve this salad as dessert next time you cook out.
75% fiber foods – blackberries, cherries, strawberries, blueberries, mint
25% foods – honey/agave
Make it a Full Plate Meal: Enjoy for a delicious breakfast.
75% fiber foods – rolled oats, cherries, banana
25% foods – chia, almond milk, protein powder, maple syrup
Recipe Note: Mash up a banana to use as a sweetener instead of the maple syrup to keep the 25% items in their allotted space
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