My, oh my, how my body has changed. I can easily recall mornings when I’d wake up and want nothing less than a deep fried long john doughnut with thick, chocolate icing and peanuts. No wait, it was the sticky bun cinnamon rolls that got me out of bed. Or was it the cheese danishes? In all honesty, it was all of them.
Fast forward to today, I wake up craving fruit. Fruit! No yeasty, deep fried dough. Gosh, I love how this lifestyle is taking effect. Don’t get me wrong, I still want and STILL eat those things, like doughnuts, but I no longer crave them constantly. The mind and body are amazing 🙂 I’ve heard that too much fruit may be frowned upon, but for me, it’s better than giving in to a bag of chips or a long sleeve of cookies. So, why wouldn’t I indulge in natures candy? It’s zero points and such a great, natural medicine. Anyway, back to breakfast!
Summer means one thing: melon. We are about to have an abundance of fresh cantaloupe and not to mention, watermelon. (Love watermelon pie dessert!) So let’s get creative on how we can eat it. Eating it the same way is no fun; melon balls, melon cubes. It’s the melon BOWL that will shine this season and it’s time to fill them with goodies!
This breakfast is the perfect summer time treat. It’s refreshing, healthy, and low in points. Looks pretty fancy, too 😉 Get creative and add your own toppings … let the cantaloupe bowl be that vehicle. Yes, an edible bowl! Who likes doing dishes anyway? 😛 And a little hint: a grapefruit spoon is the perfect tool to scoop out the melon without mushing 😉
cantaloupe parfait bowl:
Yeilds 2 halves
Serving Size: 1 half
Points Per Serving: 3pp
1 cantaloupe (cut in half, seeds removed)
8oz non fat greek yogurt
4T (1/4C) granola (divided: 2T, 2T) (I have used Natures Path Organic Coconut Chia Granola & Hemp Granola)
fruit of choice
sweetener of choice (optional) (I use stevia drops)
⋅If needed, cut a little off each end of the cantaloupe so it lays flat. Don’t want the bowl rolling around everywhere!
⋅In each half of cantaloupe, place 1T of granola in the hole you’ve scooped out.
⋅Top with 4oz greek yogurt (mine was flavored with 3 stevia drops and 1/2t coconut extract per half)
⋅Add fruit of choice.
⋅Top with remaining 1T granola.