In Season: Peaches
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Peaches are one of the highlights of summer and peaches freshly picked from the tree (by your own two hands!) are a special treat. We went to Dubois Farm a little early this year and picked some of their delicious peaches. While slightly hard when just picked, a day on the counter worked wonders to create ultra juicy, sweet fruit.
Peaches are packed with vitamin A to help keep your eyesight sharp and vitamin C to act as an antioxidant, keep your immune system strong, repair tissue damage and help absorb iron, especially from plant based sources. Peaches are also packed with fiber to help keep your gut bacteria healthy, which in turn, also helps keep your immune system functioning at its peak. You don’t want a cold to knock you out of these gorgeous summer days or worse yet, a vacation.
Peaches can be stored on the counter for a few days, but if not eaten right away I recommend refrigerating them.
We made plenty of peach dishes, here are a few examples:
-chopped and cooked as a topping for yogurt, pancakes or waffles
-highlighted as a fruit salad with blueberries, blackberries and raspberries
They are perfect by themselves and as a snack in the park. My kids ate more peaches in two days than I can count. It’s true that involving kids in the kitchen and/ or in meal prep (or in this case, gathering) is a great way to get them to try new foods.