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December: Pears

Pears

Pears are similar to apples in that they are lower in sugar than many other fruits yet high in taste and fiber! Pears help with digestion and in keeping our hearts healthy by reducing blood pressure. They also boost our immune system, helping us to avoid various diseases.


Baked Pear-fait

Baked Pear-fait

Ingredients:
3-4 pears
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1-2 Tablespoons honey or pure maple syrup

Instructions:
Wash and slice pears, and place in a bowl. Spoon on honey or maple syrup and sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg, mixing well. You can use your microwave or bake in the oven until pears are tender. Serve as is or mix with coconut milk yogurt and/or a healthy granola!


Cinnamon Pear Toast

Cinnamon Pear Toast

Ingredients:
2 slices 100% whole wheat or other type of whole grain bread
1-2 pears
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon nut or seed butter

Instructions:
Lightly toast bread. Wash and thinly slice pears. Place in bowl and then and microwave until tender. Spread nut or seed butter on toast, place pears on top, and sprinkle with cinnamon.