This is the best time of life for folks who can tolerate a few SWEET food choices to enjoy the fresh and natural and nutritious produce that can be picked fresh right from the 'hood. At least in my neck of the woods. So SWEET, so JUICY, so DELICIOUS! I am still nursing a broken peach tree that got mauled by a bear last year so my peaches come from the market right now. And raspberries are ready available on the trails when I blaze through them, sweet free snacks!! Green apples are falling off the trees and today I was entertained by a mom and young deer standing under a tree that had a dropping of hundreds of fallen apples. They looked pretty pleased, I tell ya!!! If that were my tree, I’d collect those apples and take them to the food bank. If I were a thief, I would not have to shop for food during this time of the year, I could just walk around and pick fruit all day long and go home and have a sweet salad!!!
In addition to the fruit are the abundant vegetables. Yellow squash, zuchinni, tomatoes, cauliflower, corn, radishes, peppers, broccoli (mine were a total fail ), all fresh and there is nothing better than home grown. Or in some cases, neighbor grown, but good 'nuff! And once this produce is done there will be beets, rutabaga, carrots, spaghetti squash, and more radishes!!
All of these things are worth the bolus in my life. And even if you do follow a low carb kind of eating plan, just a fresh small apple is worth the insulin needed for 15 grams of carbohydrate and you could skip the usual 15. The nutrition alone is enough, but then there is the deliciousness and beauty of a food that came right off the tree.
If it were possible, I would put a giant basket of nutrition out for everyone to pick from. Enjoy the fruits (and veggies) of this season!!