Pear slices and ricotta cheese make a satisfying snack with a sweet taste and creamy texture.
Pears, especially the peels, contain polyphenol antioxidants that have strong anti-inflammatory properties.
Ricotta cheese is rich in protein and calcium. In a 12-week study, older adults who consumed 7 ounces (210 grams) of ricotta cheese daily experienced improvements in muscle mass and strength .
A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of ricotta cheese with 1 small, chopped pear provides about 12 grams of protein and 250 calories.