1 medium, 101 calories, 5.5 grams fiber
The next time you decide to sink your teeth into a juicy pear, leave the skin on! Most of the fiber in fruits is found in their skin, so you can miss out on the good stuff by peeling them.
Pair sliced pears with robust cheese and tart pomegranate seeds in this blue cheese, pear, and spinach salad; start you day with a fiber-full bowl of oatmeal with pears and cinnamon; or mull over dessert with these red wine poached pears with mascarpone.
1/2 cup, 120 calories, 5 grams fiber
This magical fruit certainly shines on its own — generations of Aztecs and Mexicans got it right with guacamole — but it can also be used as a substitute for other fat in recipes that call for mayonnaise, such as this avocado egg salad toast, or combined with coconut oil in place of butter in these fudgy avocado brownies.
Fresh, in-season avocados aren’t cheap in most parts of the country, though, so make sure you cut your avocado this way, ripen it quickly when in a pinch this way, and store any leftovers in the most optimal way (Hint: It’s not wrapping it with plastic wrap!)