Healthy Ways to Satisfy the Family Sweet Tooth
Next, combine the vinegar and the honey. When the pears are finished roasting pull them out of the oven and spoon the liquid mixture over the pears, letting it drip down over their skins. Bake the pears for 5 more minutes.
Now, for the presentation! Arrange the pear halves on the 10 serving plates with the cut half face-up. Delicately spoon the pan juices over the pears allowing a small puddle to collect underneath the fruit. Grind some pepper over the tops.
The bite of the pepper is a nice counterpoint to the sweetness of the roasted pear. Scoop out 1/4 cup of ice cream to go alongside each pear slice and then serve.This dessert is less than 200 calories per plate; you can't do much better than that! It has only 3 grams of fat and you're getting almost a whole serving of fruit at dessert. You won't find that option in the cookie aisle.
Small Substitutions Make a Big Difference
You don't need to make big changes to increase the nutrition on some desserts. For instance, if your family likes to eat strawberry shortcake just omit the shortcake and serve 1 cup of strawberries with 2 tablespoons of low-fat whipped topping.