Nutrition facts (per portion)
- Calories: 101
- Carbohydrate Content: 20g
- Cholesterol Content: 2mg
- Fat Content: .8g
- Fiber Content: 1.8g
- Protein Content: 3g
- Saturated Fat Content: .4g
- Sodium Content: 43mg
Party Pear Frisbee
Prep Tip: Brown skin or spots are natural on several varieties of pears and is called russeting. There’s no need to peel pears with russeting. Russeting doesn’t affect flavor.
Change It Up: Not sure what to do with pears? Cut a pear in half and remove the core. Fill the center of each half with all-natural peanut butter or low-fat yogurt. Sprinkle with granola and cinnamon for a healthy snack. Or, use them like you would use apples - in baked goods, salads, and sandwiches or as a topping for pancakes and waffles. Vegans, substitute with dairy-free yogurt.
Nutrition Tip: Pears are best eaten with the peel, as that is where much of the fiber and antioxidants are found. Pears are an excellent source of fiber. Fiber helps you feel full, helps keep your blood sugar level normal, can help lower your cholesterol, and helps to avoid constipation. It is found only in plant foods.
- pear - 1 pear, cored and chopped (about a 1/2 cup canned)
- low-fat vanilla yogurt - 1 6-ounce container of low-fat vanilla yogurt
- rice cakes - 4 rice cakes
- Spoon yogurt into a bowl.
- Add chopped pears and gently stir until blended.
- Top each rice cake with yogurt and pear mixture.
- Serve immediately.