Simple tips to add pears to your lunch
from USA Pears
Pears are delicious eaten fresh out of your hand, but you can make your lunch even sweeter by enjoying pears in combination with other tasty foods. Pears can be eaten in all kinds of fun ways:
- sliced - diced - halved - cubed - quartered - planked - julienned - cored - balled - whole
To prevent browning once pears are cut, simply soak them for a few minutes in a solution of one part water to one part lemon juice.
Serve cut pears with a variety of foods, such as:
- nut butters (Sunbutter, almond, peanut)
- yogurt (Greek, vanilla, fruit-flavored)
- frozen yogurt or ice cream
- caramel sauce
- chocolate sauce
- cream cheese
- cheese cubes
- lunch meats
Cutting pears into fun shapes and pairing them with other foods for dipping or spreading makes lunchtime more fun and encourages kids to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Pears are also great added to pizzas, quesadilla, sandwiches, salads, frittatas, and smoothies. Learn more and view kid-friendly recipes at www.usapears.org.