Power Food Recipe: Sliced Pear PB&J Bouquets

Our power food of the week is pears!

Health Benefits of Pears

A naturally sweet and crunchy snack, pears can be sliced, cooked, and used to make all kinds of delicious, nutritious food. Pears contain non soluble polysaccharide (NSP), a natural source of fiber. Pears are also low in calories. Low-calorie, high-fiber diets can help to lower blood LDL cholesterol levels.

Pears also contain Vitamin C and antioxidants, along with minerals such as copper, potassium, iron, magnesium, and manganese. Because pears rarely cause allergic reactions, they are widely considered a safe and healthy part of any meal or snack.

Easy Pear PB&J Sandwiches

One easy way to work pears into lunch time is to add them to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Follow this recipe from USAPears.org to make PB&J bouquets, or cut into any other shape you want!

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