Hello ladies and hello March. The season change upon us is a new start for eating healthy and living healthy.
For me, it’s much easier to choose healthier foods when the weather begins to warm up. I know many ladies experience a deeper joy in delicious nutritious foods when their moods lighten up as we get more sun.
With spring up on us, many people are getting their bikini bodies ready. Yes, even ladies over 40 can wear bikinis and look just as hot as the 20 year olds. Diets are in full swing and deprivation is at an all-time high. I’m here to guide you and let you know that you don’t have to go-on-a-diet for weight loss and you can enjoy wonderful meals and desserts with amazing results!
So, in honor of you not dieting but choosing to eat healthy plant based foods, I want to share something sweet as we move in to March. If you’ve read my blogs or watched my YouTube videos, you’ll know that I’ve definitely had a sugar addiction. I’m happy to say I’m over the sugar roller-coaster and can enjoy healthy sweets when the desire hits.
Pears are the ignored friend of the apple. Pears are a healthy, sweet treat because they are filled with fiber, antioxidants and help control blood sugar. I love eating pears when they’re ripe, but the Baked Pears with Coconut Milk recipe below is outstanding.
This recipe is from my recent detox and it’s so fulfilling and scrumptious. (Yes, you can detox and lose weight while treating yourself to a something sweet.) I hope you enjoy.
BAKED PEARS WITH COCONUT MILK
2 large pears
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1⁄2 cup coconut milk warmed
1⁄4 cup pumpkin seeds
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Slice the pears in half and remove the core. Place the pears face up on a baking tray. Drizzle with coconut oil and cinnamon. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes until soft. Remove from the oven and serve with warm coconut milk and pumpkin seeds.
*You can always add toasted walnuts to the pears as they come out of the oven and add a crunchy texture and some omega 3 fatty acids which are great for your brain and a healthy fat to help you lose weight.
Leave a comment below and let me know if you tried the recipe.