This week is all about pears! Sweet, filling and with plenty of different varieties, pears are a fantastic ingredient to any winter or fall recipe. Check out just a handful of health benefits that pears can contribute:
Pears are high in soluble fiber – this type of fiber is important to supporting water balance in the body, good bacteria, and digesting your meals.
They are high in flavonoids – these antioxidants are known for their role in reducing inflammation in the body, such as joint, muscle, etc.
Pears are a low glycemic fruit – this is crucial when it comes to managing your weight and maintaining a healthy blood sugar level.
Pears are high in Vitamin C – this makes pears great for fighting of illness and boosting immunity and overall wellness.
Want to find ways to add more pears into your diet? Check out these amazing recipes you can make at home!:
PEAR, WALNUT, ARUGULA AND BLUE CHEESE SALAD:
In a bowl, mix together ½ an organic pear thinly sliced, ½ C chopped organic walnuts, 1-2 C organic arugula, 2 tbsp. balsamic vinaigrette, 1 tbsp. olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, and crumble blue cheese to taste, and enjoy!
HONEY OAT ROASTED PEARS:
Slice and core 4 organic pears and place on a baking sheet on parchment paper. With the skin side down, add 1 small scoop of organic rolled oats, organic chopped walnuts, 1 tbsp. of honey and 1 tsp. cinnamon to each pear. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes and enjoy warm!
PEAR AND BRIE GRILLED CHEESE ON MULTIGRAIN BREAD:
Add a light layer of butter to both sides of 2 slices of multigrain or whole grain bread. Add 3 thin slices of organic pear and 2-3 slices of brie cheese to one slice, cover with the other, and fry in a pan on medium heat on both sides until browned. Enjoy as a decadent lunch.
PEAR AND GINGER SMOOTHIE:
In a blender, add ½ an organic pear, ½ an organic banana, 1 tsp. of fresh organic ginger, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tbsp. honey, ½ C organic spinach, 1 ½ C almond milk, and blend until smooth. Serve as a morning pick me up or snack.