Think all the way back to 1995… what was your favorite song? As 7th grader my music taste was impeccable and a great alternative rock band named The President’s of the United States of America, released a song entitled PEACHES! This was way before I knew I wanted to be a dietitian but even back then my obsession with yummy health food had started in song. If you don’t remember this amazingly talented band, who had a knack for catchy, meaningful lyrics, I suggested you watch their video below. But let me warn you, once you do you will be humming this tune and thinking about peaches all day long!
I have to say my favorite line from this song is “Peaches come from a can, they were put there by a man“! That may be true for many of us during the cold northeast winters, but summer is the perfect time to pick sweet, fresh, juicy and flavorful peaches. Not only are they natures candy but they are full of vitamin C, potassium and fiber!
The newest way I have been enjoying peaches is grilled, which intensifies their natural sweetness and color. You can serves grilled peaches as a dessert with fresh whip cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon or enjoy them first thing in the morning for breakfast with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt, a touch of honey and fresh sprigs of mint. However my go to way to serve grilled peaches is in a salad. This Grilled Peach Salad is perfect dish to make ahead of time and dazzle all your friends with, with hardly any work at all!
- 5 ripe peaches, cut in half, pits removed
- Fresh baby kale (about 5 cups)
- Fresh arugula (about 5 cups)
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup silvered almonds
- 4 Tbps extra virgin olive oil
- 3 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp honey
- Salt/Pepper to taste
So you don’t have to move to the country to eat a lot of peaches, just throw them on the grill and enjoy!