Warm weather brings many gifts. From sunshine and flowers to beach vacations and sun-kissed skin, there is plenty to celebrate with the arrival of longer days. However, there’s one simple, very sweet reason why we look forward to summer: It’s peach season! We take advantage of the seasonal summer bounty by using fresh peaches in this healthy peach pie recipe.
Peaches are a unique fruit with a sweet yet tart taste, a beautiful color and an impressive nutritional profile. Fresh peaches are so good, we didn’t even need to add extra sugar to this pie! According to Healthline, “fresh peaches have higher levels of antioxidants and appear to be more effective at protecting against oxidative damage than canned ones.” Antioxidants help to boost the immune system and protect against free radicals, oxidative damage, disease and aging. Peaches are also rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium and fiber.
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One slice of this Fresh Peach Pie contains 170 calories and counts as one SmartCarb and two Extras on the Nutrisystem program. Add a PowerFuel to your pie by topping it with some chopped pecans! If you have a third Extra to spare for the day, you can also serve it up with some fat free cool whip or whipped cream. You are allotted three Extras per day on your Nutrisystem plan, so make sure to keep track of them in NuMi for the best results! Click here to log this recipe in the NuMi app. >
Tasty Tip: If you’re craving some ice cream with your Fresh Peach Pie, we have just the healthy hack you need! Whip up a Vanilla Nutrisystem Protein Shake in the blender, then throw it the freezer to harden up a bit. Enjoy a protein-packed scoop of “ice cream” over your slice of heaven. Want your pie to go? Make a peach milkshake by blending up a slice with your vanilla shake mix… YUM!
Feeling peachy? We’ve got plenty of healthy recipes that feature this summer fruit favorite! Check out some tasty ideas below:
If you want an even easier way to use up your fresh peaches, fire up the grill! You can prepare grilled peaches easily by slicing them in half and removing the pits. For more flavor, brush them lightly with honey and sprinkle them with a little bit of cinnamon. Put the peach halves on the grill with the cut side down and cook for eight to 10 minutes, until the fruit is hot throughout.
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