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Eat a Peach

Do you dare to eat a peach? Seriously, when’s the last time that you ate a fresh peach? I know I write a lot about fruits and veggies and I make no apologies about it.

  1. I love to eat – and eating lots of fresh fruits and veggies makes it easier to eat healthy
  2. It’s summer time and veggies stands, supermarkets, and local farmers’ markets are filled with fresh fruits and produce
  3. Did I mention that I love to eat?

Right this second I’m eating a delicious peach and that according to the farmer who sold it to me, was picked and left the farm this morning.

Why peaches make me happy

They remind me of summer and sunny skies, are low in carbs and calories, high in flavor and other good stuff.

One medium peach contains 59 calories; 14 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of fiber. Peaches are also loaded with the following vitamins and minerals. Vitamins A, B6, B12, C, and D. Not to mention calcium, iron, and magnesium.

Peaches are great on their own. A fresh peach and cheese sticks are one of my favorite yummy snacks and peaches add extra pazazz to salads, snacks, and smoothies.

Speaking of smoothies. Wash and slice fresh peaches, sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg, and fresh lemon juice, then place said slices in a ziplock bag and place in your freezer.

When the mood strikes, take a 1/2 a cup of frozen peach slices, some endo-approved protein power, milk (almond skim – or whatever works for you) throw in a blender and make a frozen peach smoothie.

Throw a few frozen peach slices in Greek yogurt or steal-cut oatmeal, with a dash of local honey and extra cinnamon – and enjoy! All three options make for a tasty and super easy breakfast, lunch, and or dinner option.

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