Dessert: Be smart and you can treat yourself without breaking the rules! 150 calories and under. This healthy recipe is featured in the dessert section of the new 5:2 Starter's Guide to The 2-Day Diet. The book provides a selection of over 100 tasty recipes to help you meet the daily 500 calorie allotment for the 2 days of intermittent fasting, as required by the 5:2 Diet.


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Recipe Summary

Serves 2 | Ready in 30 mins, plus chilling, if desired


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Pour 1 cup just-boiled water into a small pan with the herbal tea bag, and set aside to infuse for 10 mins. Remove the tea bag, and add the sweetener, stirring to dissolve. Bring to a boil; add the cinnamon stick and pears, and simmer gently for about 15 mins, until the pears are tender but hold their shape. Remove from the heat, and set aside to cool.

  • Serve the pears warm or cold with their juices.

Nutrition Facts

93 calories.