We love eating seasonally. Not only is it better for the environment, but it also helps us keep our diet varied throughout the year. When we eat what’s in season, we get out of our typical rut. We wrote a few weeks ago about how pleased we were that pears were back in season. Pears have so many health benefits and are high in fiber, which helps prevent blood sugar spikes.
Many of us eat pears as they come — delicious fruit that we can munch into exactly as it is. But today we want to take a look at some other ways to enjoy the fruit. The highest treat here has fifteen grams of carbs. That’s pretty “sweet” if you ask us!
We love these dipped slices because they look so elegant but are so simple. With a few steps, you can make the fruit a classy finger dessert. Plus, we’re always excited about chocolate. Each slice has 14 calories and two grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
Delicious crunchy and crispy things are frequently fried or bad for us. But these pear crisps are tasty and baked. They are sweeter than apple crisps. The only hard thing about this recipe is cutting your pears paper thin! A serving has 40 calories, 10 grams of carbs and two grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
‘Tis the season of pie. If you are headed to a celebration, this pie might be the perfect thing to bring to an autumn potluck. We love this delicious creamy pie. It’s so easy because you pour the custard, which acts as a crust, over the pears and bake until it’s golden brown. A slice has 137 calories, 11 grams of carbs and two grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
While poached pears melt in your mouth and have a scrumptious flavor, for many of us, they are too high in sugar. But, if you’re looking for something with a similar texture, baked pears might be just the ticket and have no added sugar. We like that this recipe uses unripe pears because sometimes we get home from the store and realize the pears we chose aren’t ripe yet, but this recipe eschews that idea of fruit not being ready. Half a pear has 78 calories, 13 grams of carbs and three grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
Fruit juice isn’t great for blood sugar because of its lack of fiber. But, this recipe uses apple sauce — which retains its fiber — to sweeten the dish. Make sure, when picking the apple sauce, that you choose one that is just apples and doesn’t contain added sweeteners. Each bar has 112 calories, 15 grams of carbs and three grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
We hope you enjoy these recipes while pears are in season and that they give you as much pleasure as they give us!