Healthy snacks can also be indulgent snacks. The naturally sweet pear complements the smokey, meatiness of the bacon. This two ingredient snack is great as an appetizer at a party. Measure your snacks out ahead of time to get the correct amount of calories and carbs. Package your snacks, by the day, in separate containers or baggies, to take the guesswork out of portioning out a snack. Avoid free-feeding from one large container – it is too easy to over consume before you realize it.
Pears, like most fruit, are high in antioxidants and naturally occurring fiber. This easy to find fruit is also high in pectin, which can function as a mild laxative. Pears are high in vitamins C and E, too.
Turkey is an excellent source of lean meat. A 4 oz (1/4 lb) piece of turkey meat can provide 65% of your daily protein needs. Turkey has vitamin B6 and B12, selenium and tryptophan. Since tryptophan is one of the building blocks for serotonin, it can cause sleepiness after eating. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter and believed to be a contributor to our well-being and happiness. Only buy turkey (and poultry) that is raised without antibiotics to get truly healthy meat.
BACON WRAPPED PEARS
Author: Frank Falat
Recipe type: Snack
- Pears 2X hard and unripe work best
- Turkey Bacon NO ANTIBIOTICS 8 slices
- Cinnamon dash (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 350F.
- Wash the pears and slice each pear into 6 even pieces.
- Wrap about ¾ of a piece of turkey bacon around the pear. Secure it with two toothpicks.
- Place pear and turkey bites onto a cookie sheet or other oven proof container.
- Optional: Put a dash of cinnamon on each pear and turkey bite.
- Bake for approximately 45 minutes, or until the bacon is to your desired texture.
Serving Size 3 pieces
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 14g
Dietary Fiber g
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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