Photo 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
Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Appetizer, Dessert, Side Dish
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!
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Preheat grill. Meanwhile, cut peaches in half and remove the pit. Cut the peel off the pineapple and cut into spears.
Toss peach halves and pineapple spears with canola oil. Optional: Toss pineapple with cinnamon.
Grill peaches and pineapple on both sides, until there are golden brown grill marks. Serve warm.
Optional: drizzle balsamic vinegar over the peaches.
Photo credit: Peter Ma
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.
It's like applesauce, but with pears!
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
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer for 20-25 minutes. Let cool.
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.
Makes: 2 Servings
Time: 15-20 minutes for slow cooking steel cut oats
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
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.