Yes, it is still over 100 degrees outside and will be for the foreseeable future. That doesn’t mean that Fall can’t be on the brain! For most, school is back in session, which is a clear indicator that Fall really is right around the corner.
Fall brings great flavors, such as Peach Cobbler, Apple pie, Pumpkin everything and items baked with lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. What also happens in Autumn, is with all the goodies that are full of these flavors, also comes the start of our “winter coat” that then has to come off once January 1st arrives.
Is it possible to enjoy all the goodness that Fall treats can offer and not completely blow nutrition goals? You bet! With a few swaps here and there it is easy to enjoy without the guilt.
Peaches are a great Fall staple and taste great when paired with cinnamon. They also have several health benefits that you can read about here. Here is an snippet from the linked article about the some nutritional facts about a peach. “Peaches store a broad range of nutrients that are vital for the healthy functioning of the body. Peaches are a rich provider of vitamin A, beta-carotene, and vitamin C (ascorbic acid). They are also a good source of vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), vitamin K (phylloquinone), vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B-6, folate, and pantothenic acid. Peaches offer a rich treasure of minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, manganese, phosphorous, zinc, and copper. They are low in calories, contain no saturated fat or cholesterol, and are a good source of dietary fiber as well.”
Here is an easy recipe that you can use when you are in the mood for a peach cobbler, but don’t want all the guilt (and work) that comes with it! This recipe is so simple and can be completed in just a little over 30 minutes!
- 1 fresh peach (or more if you are making it for more than yourself)
- 1 tsp. butter or grass fed butter, such as Kerry Gold, divided (if you are going dairy free, you can substitute Ghee)
- 2 to 4 tsp. brown sugar, divided (if you would prefer a more natural sugar option, you can use honey, coconut sugar or Maple sugar)
- Sprinkling of ground cinnamon, to taste
- Halve peaches and remove pit. Place in baking dish, skin side down.
- Place 1/2 teaspoon butter in the hollow of each peach, top each peach half with 1 or 2 teaspoons brown sugar, and sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Bake at 375 degrees until peaches are tender, about 30 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!
These yummy peaches can be paired with your favorite version of whipped cream or ice cream (or both) if your nutritional goals are not compromised.
For 1 6 oz Peach
Fat: 3.6 (g)
Carbs: 22 (g)
Protein: 2 (g)