One of the good things about summer is that there is an abundance of fresh fruit available. A look at the infographic below will remind you how good it is to enjoy some of those fresh offerings.
One medium pear is 100 calories, has 5.5 grams of fiber, 10% of the daily value of vitamin C, and 5% of the daily value of potassium! The high pectin in pears makes them ideal for jams and spreads.
A member of the rose family, pears are delicious in both sweet and savory dishes and can be enjoyed raw, stewed, sauteed, baked, roasted, poached and grilled!
If you enjoy pears, here is a wonderful salad to share with family and friends during the Fall season!
Pear waldrof salad:
4 large crisp, green pears, unpeeled, chopped into chunks
5 stalks of celery trimmed, coarsely sliced
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup walnuts
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 cup low fat cottage cheese
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
Place chopped pears, celery, raisins, walnuts and lemon rind into a large bowl and…
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How about this? Some good news on the snacking front.
As an inveterate snacker, I have written about snacking here before:
Fresh fruit is not only the top snack food consumed in America, it is also one of the fastest growing, according to new snacking research from The NPD Group, a leading global information company. NPD’s recently released Snacking in America report finds that growing concerns about health and eating right are contributors to the increasing popularity of fruit as a snack.
One of the reasons that fruit holds the top snack position is that it’s eaten throughout the day resulting in its inclusion in more snack occasions than other snack foods, according to NPD’s Snacking in America report, which examines attitudes and behaviors about snacking as well as snack selection drivers. During the two-year period ending March 2012, fresh fruit was consumed as a snack in 10 more snack occasions a year than chocolate, the next top snack food, and 25 more occasions a year than potato chips, the third…
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