This post is a reminder to those who treat yogurt as a healthy addition to kids’ diets: virtually all sweetened yogurts on the market contain as much added sugar as candy. In fact, Stonyfield–one of the top organic brands–just upped the sugar content in many of its yogurts by 1-3 teaspoons per serving, so that some varieties now contain the equivalent of over 6 tsp. Think about filling a plastic baggie with that much sugar and sending it along as part of your kid’s daily lunch! [Read more…]
This dessert is so easy and healthy, and kids love it. It’s truly simple as well. All you need are pears and cinnamon.
Forget the recipes with sugary toppings. Fruit–”nature’s candy”–is perfectly sweet, especially when carmelized in the oven. Ease your family back into appreciating the subtlety! The modern tastebud has been corrupted by the overwhelming sweetness of processed food, but we can recalibrate it and all step off the bullet train to diabetes.
To prepare, peel and core the pears, and cut off the stems (including the strip of stem that runs vertically down to the core). Use pears that are ripe, but not mushy, and figure on 1 pear per person. Lay them in a pyrex dish and sprinkle liberally with cinnamon. Pour about 1/4 cup of water into the pan. Bake uncovered at 350F for about 30 minutes. To serve, you can top with a small squirt of whipped cream, but they’re delicious as is and also great cold the next day.