The fibre in the bran flakes help fill you up, and the pear is not only a source of vitamins but the high fibre and water content make them a very filling fruit. Protein in the yoghurt will also keep you feeling full longer. A bowl of low fibre, sugary cereal on the other hand is not so filling and so you are more likely to go for unhealthy snacks mid morning.
Serves 1, 290 calories and 3.8g fat per serving (342 Calories and 7g fat in a large (60g) bowl of crunchy nut cornflakes with 200ml semi skimmed milk)
- 1 large ripe pear
- ¼ tsp mixed spice
- 2 tsp clear honey
- 25g bran flakes
- 5g toasted flaked almonds
- 2 tbsp (50g) fat free Greek yoghurt
Heat oven to 180°c.
Cut the pear in half lengthways, take out the core, and sprinkling with mixed spice.
Place the pear halves (open side up) in an oven dish for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the honey in a bowl in the microwave for 15 seconds., then mix in the branflakes and nuts.
Sprinkle the branflake mix into the pear halves then bake for another 5 minutes.
Allow to cool so that the branflakes crisp up and serve with the yoghurt.