Easy Peach Recipes
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Fruit Calories Equals Quick Energy
Choosing a fresh peach over a slice of peach pie can bring about great things in the way of weight loss. It can also make you feel great about including the best and healthiest food selections in your daily diet plan.
Peaches are a good source of fiber and Vitamin C. One large fresh fruit contains 68 calories, 2.6 grams of fiber, 10 mg of calcium, 11.6 mg of Vitamin C, zero sodium, zero cholesterol, 0.44 fat grams, 16.69 carb grams, and 332 mg of potassium.
In comparison, a small fresh banana contains 362 mg of potassium - so that small bundle of Peachy Joy provides quite a Nutritional Punch for minimal calories!
Comparing fresh peach calories to peach pie:
When opting for a fresh large peach over a piece of peach pie, you can save almost 200 calories as well as 11.70 fat grams. The great thing about fruit-based pies is that they tend to contain much fewer calories than cream pies, and nut-based pies. But do take care in the area of mincemeat and raisin pies which can contain 750 calories or more per slice.
Quick Low Calorie Peach Recipes
Onward, forward to our Peachy King recipes which can fit nicely into almost-any diet plan.
Cook one seeded, clean, fresh, halved peach in the microwave until tender. Remove and sprinkle on 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg and 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar. Top with light whipped cream for an additional 15 calories. You now have a dynamite dessert for under 100 calories!
Summer Peach Soup
Thaw one 10-ounce package of frozen peaches (267 calories), thoroughly. Place 1/2 of the peaches into blender until they reach your desired consistency. Some cooks like their fruity soups with chunks of fruit while some prefer a velvet-smooth texture.
Next, blend remaining peaches, adding 1 cup of light whipping cream (698 calories) and 1 Tablespoon of ground cinnamon. Blend this half of the peaches until they reach a smooth texture. If you enjoy a sweeter soup, add sugar substitute for sweetening powers without the calories.
Combine the peach mixtures and serve immediately in chilled bowls. Add a sprig of mint if desired.
This lower calorie recipe for Summer Peach Soup serves 5 generously for about 193 calories each and 14.75 fat grams. Our Summer Peach Soup is very enjoyable when served with an assortment of fresh vegetables and light dressing. Our suggestions include: sliced cucumber, tiny broccoli trees, radishes, cherry tomatoes, pickled okra and peppers. Also serve a small plate of lean deli meat with assorted whole grain bread.
Oh wow, this is so simple that almost anyone of any age can put this together in a flash. Simply enjoy one bowl of peaches (fresh, frozen or canned) in their natural state (if you purchased canned peaches, make certain they are packed in their natural juices to ensure the lowest number of calories). Top with one serving of light whipped cream for an additional 15 calories.
Weight Loss Tips
#1 - It's almost impossible to beat fresh fruit when it comes to low calorie desserts, as well as flavorful goodness! Opting for fruit over popular desserts containing empty sugar and fat calories can indeed help you achieve permanent weight loss success. So grab those peaches, but be sure to leave that high calorie sugar behind.
#2 - Add this chopped dried fruit to your next recipe for chicken or tuna salad.
#3 - Add this dried or fresh chopped fruit to side salads.
#4 - Make a topping using cooked fruit flesh and a bit of Splenda. Can be used as a dessert topping, or as a sauce topping for vegetables and meat.
Comparing the healthy peach to other fruits.
Other fruits containing about 50 calories include: 1 cup of strawberries, 3/4 cup of blueberries, 3/4 cup of cherries, 3/4 cup of grapes, 1 cup of cranberries, 3 apricots, 1 very large plum, 3/4 of a grapefruit, 3 lemons, 1 tangerine, 1/2 medium banana, 1 large guava, 2 small figs, 1/2 medium pear, 1/2 medium apple, 1 cup of any variety of melon, 2 prunes, 1 prickly pear, about 30 raisins, 2 dates, 1/2 passion fruit.
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