Asian Pears and High Protein Peanut Butter
If you have never had an Asian pear it’s a delicious fruit and Asian pears and peanut butter, even better. I was introduced to them by a Korean friend who used to serve them with these cool metal fruit forks. My wife just happened to have similar forks when I met her. She brought them with her in 2007 to give to people an share something from her home. You can buy them on Amazon, here. We have no affiliation with whoever is selling them.
Asian pears are high in fiber, potassium, vitamin c and k and copper believe it or not. According to SFgate Nutrition, they are mostly carbohydrates. They have a decent fluid content but are still crisp like an apple. That’s what gave me the idea and it tastes similar to peanut butter and apples if you have ever had them, Delicious and Nutritious!
“One large Asian pear contains 116 calories and only 0.6 grams of fat. The majority of these calories come from carbohydrates, with 9.9 of the 29.3 grams of total carbohydrates coming from dietary fiber. Daily recommendations for fiber vary with your age and gender, ranging from 25 to 38 grams.”
You can use one of the new high protein peanut-butters to make it a great balanced snack. Even if you don’t use one of them, peanut butter is a good source of protein when you get one of the healthier brands. I like nuts n more, but it’s a bit dry, so you might just check the peanut butter aisle for new ones.
Just slice the pear into wedges and spread on the peanut butter. Not much of a recipe, more of an idea. Enjoy! 🙂