I have always loved Peaches. Maybe it is because they are seasonal and when they are around you know it is summer time, or perhaps it is because I was given this nickname by my grandmother when I was younger (having to do with my complexion). Either way, summer peaches are awesome! And really there are so many ways to incorporate them during the summer time. I basically stumbled across a few during this summer and thought I would share them with you.
So recently I have been really into sourdough bread. Some think that sourdough is more digestible than standard loaves and more nutritious too, due to the fermentation. It’s believed that the beneficial bacteria in fermented foods aids in digestion by balancing the natural flora in the intestines. The lactic acid helps to increase the absorption of nutrients and minerals by our bodies and also retards the growth of mold, thereby naturally preserving the bread for a longer period of time than yeast breads.
The fermentation process breaks down the starches and gluten, making the bread easier to digest and may even result in a bread that gluten sensitive people are able to eat. Because of this, another benefit of sourdough bread is the effect it has on blood sugar control – you are less likely to have insulin spikes when you eat sourdough versus white or even whole-wheat bread.
With all these pluses, sourdough bread just tastes great! I love sour flavor, but sour is even better when you add sweet to it. So I give you, sourdough toast with peach jam/preserves. I wanted to try something new with my sourdough toast in the morning and tried spreading peach preserves on top. The taste is amazing. You have the texture and crunch from the toast, as well as a bit of the sourness. Then you add the sweet, fruity flavor from the peach preserves. It is a great addition to any breakfast, or even a tasty mid-day snack. I like the preserves because there are chunks of peaches in it!
I used the store bought peach preserves, but I would love to learn how to make my own at home!
Then of course there are the fresh peaches. I love to slice them up and put them over some Greek yogurt. While this is not the fanciest breakfast/snack, it is quick and very fresh tasting!
This had become one of my staple quick breakfasts that I had during the summer. You can use whichever Greek yogurt you like, but I like the Dannon Lit & Fit Vanilla.
Then of course there are pies, breads, cakes…
These are just a few simple ways to use peaches, but I know there are tons more. And if I really took the time, I could come up with a dozen! Can you help me out. What are some ways you use peaches during the summer?
And also, send me your jam recipes! I am dying to try some out!