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Eat Guilt-Free this Summer!

by Sima Cohen

July 4, 2013 | 12:18 pm

Summer’s here! Indulge your cravings without packing on the pounds. Enjoy all the flavor and nutrients, and none of the guilt! Each of these recipes can be made in less than 30 minutes. No fancy ingredients or ingredients you can’t pronounce. Just simple, guilt-free recipes for your sweet tooth.

Peach and Yogurt Soup
Serves 4
Prep time: 12-15 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes

Ingredients
2 lbs. ripe peaches, peeled
1 1/2 C Peach flavored 0% Greek Yogurt (such as Chobani)
2 tbsp. Cabernet Sauvignon
1/3 C Riesling
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
Pinch ground nutmeg

Directions
1. Cut the peeled peaches in half and remove pits. Continue cutting peaches until you have small
Cubes. Put aside 1/4 C of peaches and refrigerate.
2. Purée the remaining peaches in a blender or gap food processor until smooth. Pour peaches into a large bowl.
3. Pour yogurt into a separate bowl and whisk until smooth. Add to peaches along with remaining
Ingredients and mix well.
4. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. To serve, separate into 4 bowls and garnish with remaining 1/4 cup of peaches.

Over the Rainbow Fruit Medley
Serves 4
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 0 mins

This elegant fruit salad is full of antioxidants and flavor. The lime zest and agave dressing add a tart, festive taste that’s perfect for a barbecue or picnics!

Ingredients:
2 C cantaloupe, cut into chunks
1 container (16oz) strawberries, quartered
1 small container (6oz) blueberries
4 medium kiwis, peeled and cut into chunks

Dressing ingredients
3 tbsp. agave nectar
3 tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 tsp. lime zest

Directions
1. Combine all fruit in a medium bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, mix together dressing ingredients. Pour over fruit and combine.

Grilled Peaches
(This recipe can also be made with pineapples instead of peaches.)
Serves 4
Prep time: 3 mins
Cook time: 8 mins

Ingredients
4 Peaches, washed, halved and pitted
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. extra virgin Olive oil
Fresh mint

Directions
1. Brush grill with olive oil. Drizzle balsamic vinegar and then sprinkle brown sugar over peaches.
2. Marinate and refrigerate peaches for 30 minutes in a plastic bag.
3. Place peaches face down on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes, then turn and cook for 3 more minutes. Garnish with mint and serve with low-fat Greek yogurt.

Saffron Ice Cream
Serves 4
Prep time: 3 mins
Cook time: 0 mins

Ingredients
1 pint vanilla ice-cream (such as Arctic Zero)
1/4 tsp. saffron
3 tbsp. rose water
2 tbsp. slivered pistachios

Directions
1. Remove ice-cream from freezer and let stand for 15-20 minutes.
2. Mix in saffron and rose water. Fold in pistachios and serve.

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Sima (which translates “Joy” in Hebrew) is poised to become the next big hit in health and wellness in America. An Israeli immigrant, Sima came to the states 20 years ago...

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