Peaches are an extremely tasty and healthy fruit that contains high levels of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and potassium. They are also low in calories and fat while being packed with beneficial dietary fiber. Eating a plain peach can be delicious, but these versatile fruits also work well in many nutritious recipes. Instead of just turning peaches into a fatty, sugary pie, Palm Desert elderly care providers can use them to make the following five healthy recipes.
1. Freshly Grilled Peaches
If you are having a cookout, use the grill to make this healthy dessert. Halve peaches and sprinkle them with a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg before placing them cut-side down on the grill. The heat of the grill caramelizes the natural sugars in the peaches, making them taste rich and sugary.
2. Peach and Mango Salsa
Make a zesty salsa by combining chopped mangoes, peaches, garlic, tomatoes, onions, and jalapeno peppers. Squeeze lime juice over the salsa and refrigerate it for an hour to let the flavors blend. It tastes delicious with fish tacos, burritos, and even tortilla chips.
3. Oatmeal Peach Pie
To spice up a bowl of oatmeal in the morning, top it in thinly sliced peaches and sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg over the top. Drizzle some honey and cream over the oatmeal to create a tasty breakfast that tastes just like a freshly baked peach pie.
4. Peach and Tomato Salad
The mild flavor of peaches can work well in savory dishes, too. To make this refreshing side dish, combine thinly sliced peaches and tomatoes in a bowl and drizzle them with vinaigrette seasoned with basil and mint.
5. Strawberry Peach Popsicles
Blend together a mix of peaches, strawberries, and apple or grape juice until the mixture takes on a uniform color. Pour the mix into popsicle molds, pop them in the freezer, wait for them to chill, and then enjoy this tasty dessert made from nothing but fresh healthy fruits.
Fruits aren’t the only vital source of nutrients seniors can benefit from. Reach out to Home Care Assistance of Palm Desert to learn more about essential foods seniors should add to their daily diet. In addition to helping seniors prepare and eat healthy meals, we provide comprehensive stroke, dementia, and Palm Desert, CA, Alzheimer’s care to bolster the physical and emotional wellbeing of seniors with cognitive disorders. Contact us at (760) 345-0001 to learn more about our services and set up no-obligation consultation.