– Good source of dietary fiber (reduces appetite, regulates blood sugar, lowers “bad” cholesterol, alleviates constipation, may reduce risk of colorectal cancer)
– Good source of vitamin C (essential nutrient!)
– Less allergenic than many fruits and is often used as the first juice introduced to infants
– Mostly insoluble fiber which makes pears a good laxative
– Low in calories
Pear and Bacon Grilled Cheese
Makes 1 serving
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons currant or fig jam (or another jam of your choice!)
2 slices of bread of your choice
2 slices cheddar cheese (again, or another cheese of your choice!)
2 slices cooked bacon
1/4 small pear, thinly sliced
1. Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium-low heat.
2. Spread the jam on 1 slice of the bread and form a sandwich with the cheese, bacon, and pear.
3. Cook the sandwich, covered, until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes per side.