Seasonal Foods for Weight Loss
10 Guilt-Free Holiday Treats
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Pear Gingersnap Crisp
Transform boring fresh fruit into a dessert so decadent you’ll forget about its location on the food pyramid. All you need is a pear and gingersnaps. Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, LDN, prefers Mi-Del gingersnaps because they boast a basic ingredient list that doesn’t include corn syrup. “A cookie is a cookie is a cookie,” she says, adding “I like simple ingredient lists, even if it is junk food.”
Slice one seasonal pear, such as Bosc, and heat in the microwave. Top with two gingersnaps, crumbled.
Serving size: 1 medium pear with 2 cookies (13 g)
156 cal, 1.8 g fat (.1 g saturated fat), 58 mg sodium,36 g carbs, 5.5 g fiber, 1.4 g protein