Pears for a Nutritious Dessert
Do you love fruit, or do you have to think to include enough of it in your eating plan? Pears are often overlooked for their health benefits. Consider including them as a nutritious dessert with a special treat of grated cheese on top (see recipe below). You can purchase pears in their own juice (the best kind that’s canned), or buy the raw fruit.
Pears contain great health benefits:
- improving insulin sensitivity
- decreased risk of type 2 diabetes
- containing phytonutrients which contain antioxidant, anti-inflammatory flavonoids
- good source of fiber
Leave the skins on to get the best nutrients from the pears. Perhaps, however, you don’t care for eating the pear’s skin. Will you still benefit from the pear’s nutrients? Peeled pears still contain nutrients, just not as much as if you left the skin on.
Healthy Pear Dessert for Two
A light pear dessert for two
- 1/2 can 8.25 Del Monte Pear Halves in 100% Juice
- 1 tbsp Grated cheddar cheese
- 1 tbsp Real mayonnaise
Open can of pears, and serve half of the pears onto two small plates.
Add the tablespoon of mayonnaise on top of each serving of pears.
Top each serving of pears with one tablespoon of grated cheddar cheese.
The calorie count is estimated.
The recipe can be adapted for one person as well. Eat one serving, and save the other for later. You can also double the amount of cheese and/or mayo if you aren’t worried about the calories.
When I was a young teen on a diet once, my mother carefully monitored what I was eating to be sure I had enough nutrition. She came up with the pear dessert, and I still recall the excitement I felt at sitting down to this simple yet delectable dessert.
Children and teens may be willing to try out a fruit or vegetable if you add a spoonful of cheese or their favorite nuts. Two other topping ideas for fruit are toasted almond slivers and dark chocolate shavings.
Be creative, and make your family and friends fall in love with your mouthwatering fruit desserts.