Here are a couple of seasonal suggestions on how to beat the heat this summer in healthy ways, from our in-house Registered Dietician Margeaux.
Chunky Peach Popsicles
1 ¼ pounds ripe peaches (3-4 medium), halved and pitted
Juice from one lemon
¼ cup freshly-squeezed orange juice
¼ tsp vanilla extract
Chop peaches in a food processor. Transfer 1 cup (keep the peaches somewhat chunky) to a medium bowl. Add the lemon juice and orange juice to the food processor. Puree until smooth. Add to the bowl with the peaches, then stir in vanilla.
Divide the mixture among twelve 2-oz or eight 3-oz freezer-pop molds (or small paper cups). Freeze until beginning to set (about 1 hour). Insert frozen treat sticks into molds and freeze until completely firm (one hour more).
Grilled Peaches with Brown Sugar
1 fresh peach, pitted and halved
1 tsp brown sugar or Splenda Brown Sugar
Cinnamon, as needed, to taste
1 tsp Olive oil OR Canola oil
Place peaches in a bowl. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with cinnamon. Let sit at room temperature for about an hour. Preheat grill.
Grill peaches, cut side down, over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the peaches have grill marks and start to soften. Flip peaches to other side, sprinkle grilled side with brown sugar. Grill for an additional 5 minutes, or until sugar melts and peaches are tender. Enjoy!