August might just be the best month for produce. Berries are still in full swing, gardens are bursting with zucchini, and the holy grail of all fruit is at its peak.
Yes, I’m talking about ripe, juicy peaches. There’s truly nothing better!
This time of year you can find me adding peaches to everything from yogurt bowls and smoothies to salsas, tacos, and my fav proteins. I gathered up all of my wonderful healthy peach recipes for you to make before summer ends.
There are plenty of sweet recipes like my famous peach crisp (a MUST) and my fav oatmeal cups, plus tons of lunch and dinner inspo from colorful salads and my new salmon tacos. Scroll through, pick a few favs, and watch friends & family devour at your next BBQ or potluck!
How to pick ripe peaches
Picking the right peaches that aren’t too hard or too soft is essential when adding them to these recipes so that they’re easy to cut & pit. Here are some great tips for picking peaches when you’re at the grocery store or farmer’s market:
- Check the color. The yellow parts of ripe peaches should be golden and vibrant in color rather than pale. Pay close attention to the yellow (and less so to the red) as this will indicate a ripe peach! Make sure there isn’t any green color on the flesh as that would indicate that the peaches are not ripe enough.
- Use your nose. Ripe peaches will often have a light, sweet peach smell even before cutting into them! If they smell overly fragrant this could be a sign that the peach is too ripe.
- Give a gentle squeeze. Just like choosing an avocado, you’ll want to gently press down on the flesh to test the ripeness and juiciness. Be sure there’s some give but that the peaches do not bruise to the touch — meaning they’re likely too soft.
If you make any of these healthy peach recipes be sure to leave a comment and a rating on the recipe so I know how you liked it!