Nutrition

The Last Hurrah: Figgy Goodness

Figs: probably one of the most beautifully luscious fruits ever – and although we can get them dried year long, there is nothing better then biting into a fresh fig- especially while they are in season.  Fig season ends early October. So I wanted to share with you all some of my favorite Fig recipes before the season ends. If you have never tried a fresh fig- I HIGHLY recommend you try one on it’s own THIS WEEK! 

A little history: this biblical fruit is believed to be first cultivated in Egypt and became a staple food in Greece in the 9th century. Figs were such a delicacy there that they created laws forbidding people to export them to other counties. 

Some health benefits: Figs are rich in potassium and fiber and contribute to a heart healthy diet as well as lowering blood pressure. Figs have also been studies to protect against macular degeneration, breast cancer, and have insulin-lowering properties in their leaves. 

My favorite way to enjoy figs, literally just fresh or I cut them up on toast or on a salad like the one below.  They’re super sweet and add the perfect balance with a balsamic salad.  Or a breakfast fav: Figs + Honey + Goat Cheese on toast- droolllllll.

Fig Recipe Round Up

If you know me you know I love my chia pudding and my smoothies.  Below is one of my favorite snacks, it’s calorie and nutrient dense.  I did a green smoothie followed with a little chia pudding  and a fig smoothie.  This fig smoothie consist of fresh figs, frozen blueberries and a 1/2 cup of greek yogurt. 

Fig Recipe Round Up: Fig Smoothie

Check out some of my favorite bloggers FIG recipes here: 

Cooking Light: Toast With The Most

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