For dessert, Michelle shared a Baked Pears with Brown Sugar and Greek Yogurt in the South Arm Older Adults Community Kitchen.
Pears provide a very good source of fiber and are also a source of Vitamin B2, C, E, copper, and potassium. they also contain a significant amount of pectin, which is a water soluble fiber.
Pears are actually higher in pectin than apples. This makes them effective in helping to lower cholesterol levels and in toning the intestines. They are often recommended by health care practitioners as a hypoallergenic fruit that is higher in fiber. They are less likely to produce an adverse response than other fruits.
Pears are often recommended as a safe fruit to introduce to infants. Pears are an extraordinary source of dietary fiber when the skin is eaten along with the flesh.
Pears are also an excellent source of Vitamin C and Vitamin E, both powerful antioxidants and essential nutrients.
- 1/3 cup apple juice
- 1/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 firm Bosc pears, peeled (optional), halved, cored (about 1 pound)
- Greek yogurt, for serving
Source: from Foodnetwork.com
When buying Greek yogurt, look for those with higher protein and Calcium content.
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