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Snack Attack: Pears, Blue Cheese and Walnuts

1 Bosc Pear, sliced
1 ounce creamy Blue cheese - like Danish
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Spread a thin layer of cheese onto the pear slice and sprinkle with nuts. YUM.

Why we like it:
Pears are high fiber and have a good amount of vitamin C. They are a good cracker substitute too.
Blue cheese In my opinion what is NOT to like about blue cheese plus it provides calcium. If you don't like the Blue try a soft goat cheese.
Walnuts are high in omega 3 fatty acids.

Fit's tip: Bosc pears are an instant gratification pear - they are eaten when they're hard, so there's often no need to wait for them to ripen.

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brighteyes097 brighteyes097 10 years
Throw all of these ingredients onto a bed of mesclun and top with a lite vinagrette and you've got a scrumptious salad!
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
OMG How did I miss this little snack idea?!?! All three are delicious and together...oh wow!! :drool:
Arthur Arthur 10 years
nice tip on the Bosc pear....didn't know.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years ;) And there's tons of delish recipes that contain Pears that are healthy.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Thanks DesignRchic for the cracker info about the Kashi - very thorough. I also wanted to say that Pears are in season right now so they are excellent this time of year.
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
i like to snack on frozen veggies or fruit. i know that sounds weird but i always like to munch when i'm at my desk. i don't want to get 'corporate butt' so something with few calories and high fiber is always good.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
When I consider which cracker is healthier, I look at sugar and fiber. I love the Kashi TLC: 7 Grain Crackers Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 15 Crackers Calories 130 Total Fat 3g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 160mg 7% Total Carbohydrate 22g Dietary Fiber 2g Sugars 3g Protein 3g
J_Stone J_Stone 10 years
I love Blue Cheese and I love walnuts. If I can eat those two and have a pear for some fiber (definelty need more fiber in my diet :), that is great!!! QUESTION: I tend to snack on wheat thins all the time, they sound healthy and taste good, are there any alternatives that are actually healthy? I think Kashi has some type of cracker. Thanks!
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