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Grilled Peaches and Pineapple

Grilled Peaches and PineapplePhoto credit: Peter Ma

Grilling fruit caramelizes it for a crisp and sweet outside and a warm and tender inside. It also brings out the natural sweetness, so no added sugar is required! Try it as an appetizer, a side dish, or a dessert with your next barbecue.

Grilled Peaches and Pineapple

Serves 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Appetizer, Dessert, Side Dish
Misc Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue
Grilling fruit caramelizes it for a crisp and sweet outside and a warm and tender inside. It also brings out the natural sweetness, so no added sugar is required!

Ingredients

  • 4 peaches
  • 1 pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Optional

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Directions

Step 1
Preheat grill. Meanwhile, cut peaches in half and remove the pit. Cut the peel off the pineapple and cut into spears.
Step 2
Toss peach halves and pineapple spears with canola oil. Optional: Toss pineapple with cinnamon.
Step 3
Grill peaches and pineapple on both sides, until there are golden brown grill marks. Serve warm.
Step 4
Optional: drizzle balsamic vinegar over the peaches.

 

Grilled Peaches and Pineapple
Photo credit: Peter Ma

Pear Sauce, Unsweetened

Pear Sauce, Unsweetened | GuessWhosCooking.com | Healthy, no sugar added, plant based, vegan, dairy free, gluten free

It’s like applesauce, but with pears! No added sugar necessary, especially if you use ripe to overly ripe pears. The ground ginger gives this recipe a little kick. You can mash/puree the pears using a variety of tools, including a whisk, potato masher, blender, food processor, or immersion blender. I used a whisk to make the chunky sauce pictured.

Pear Sauce

It's like applesauce, but with pears!

Ingredients

  • 6 ripe pears (peeled, chopped into 1-inch pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Step 1
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer for 20-25 minutes. Let cool.
Step 2
Once cool, mash with a potato masher or whisk or puree with an immersion blender or food processor. Pour off excess liquid if necessary. Refrigerate until served.

Pear Sauce, Unsweetened | GuessWhosCooking.com | Healthy, no sugar added, plant based, vegan, dairy free, gluten free

Apple Cinnamon Protein Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Protein Oats

Makes: 2 Servings

Time: 15-20 minutes for slow cooking steel cut oats

 

Ingredients

1/3 cup Gluten-Free Steel Cut Oats

2 Cups Water

1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder

1 tsp Cinnamon

1 Medium Organic Apple, Chopped

Optional: 1 Tbsp Ground Flax Seed

 

Directions

1. Cook oats according to package instructions, but double the water.

2. When oats are cooked to your liking, stir in flax seed, protein powder, apple, cinnamon, and flax seed.