This may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it is definitely not the most wonderful time of the year for your diet! Eating healthfully during the holidays can be extremely hard; between cakes, cookies, pies, and all of the other holiday goodies, you can drive yourself crazy trying to stay on the right track while resisting temptation!
We understand how you feel, we also have to make a concerted effort to stay healthy and be mindful so that we don’t overdo it, just like you do. With dessert being one of the hardest courses for us, every holiday is a challenge. Luckily, over the years we have come across some very delicious, and very nutritious, holiday dessert recipes. Stick with this recipe this holiday season and your waistline will be very thankful!
1.) Riesling Baked Pears
- 4 ripe pears
- 2 cups of Riesling wine, or any other fruity white wine of your choice
- 4 bay leaves
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 4 strips of orange zest
- 4 cinnamon sticks
Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees. The cut a thin slice out of the bottom of each pear so they will stand up straight. Lay them out on a baking sheet. Mix together the wine and honey until they are well blended and pour over the pears. Add the bay leaves, orange zest, and cinnamon sticks to bottom of this mixture as well. Bake the pears for 45 minutes to 1 hour; make sure to be basting them the whole time. When the pears are done, remove them from the oven and bring the rest of the mixture to a boil. Boil about 5-7 minutes, pour over the pears once again, and serve. Enjoy!
Best part? These pears have 0g of fat and are less than 250 calories each! Share one with a friend and that’s 125 calorie treat.