FALL NUTRITION - Pear-fect nutrition

Published By Nutrition with Kimberly & Newport Boxfit



A pear is a sweet fruit with a fibrous center they are rich in essential antioxidants, plant compounds, and dietary fiber. They pack all of these nutrients in a fat free, cholesterol free, low calorie package.


Health Benefits of Pears:

• Vitamin C

• Vitamin K

• Vitamin B6

• Potassium

• Calcium

• Iron

• Magnesium

• Folate

• Fiber


Simply put, pears are great. They treat diverticulosis, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, regulate toxins, fight free radicals, are great for digestion and have a low glycemic index.



PEAR RECIPES


ARUGULA PEAR SALAD


Ingredients for Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons of thin chopped shallot

  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable broth

  • 2 tablespoons of evoo

  • 1.5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


Ingredients for Salad:

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • 2 firm pears

  • Freshly ground white or black pepper

  • 1.5 cups butter head, Bibb or Boston lettuce, torn into pieces

  • 4 cups arugula (I like to remove the stems)


Dressing Instructions:

  1. Wisk shallot, broth, oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper together in a bowl

  2. To prepare the salad:

  3. Toast walnuts in a pan over medium low heat until they become fragrant 2-3 minutes and let cool.

  4. Right before its time to eat, slice up pears and mix everything together.



PEAR & PROSCIUTTO SNACK


Ingredients

  • 3 firm ripe pears

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 6 slices prosciutto



Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Cut the pears in half lengthways. Use a teaspoon or small sharp knife to remove the cores. Cut each pear half lengthways into 3 wedges.

  2. Place the pear, in a single layer, in a baking dish. Drizzle over the vinegar and oil. Roast, turning occasionally, for 45 minutes or until the pear is soft and golden and the liquid is thick and syrupy. Set aside to cool completely.

  3. Cut each prosciutto slice lengthways into pieces. Wrap each pear wedge in a piece of prosciutto. Drizzle over pan juices to serve.

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