Breakfast can be a hard meal on weekdays. Sometimes we find the rush of getting ready for school has us making high carb – low protein choices that make us sluggish in the morning. This ‘fruit bowl’ is a great source of energy to start the day with and it is fun to make. Low sodium, low cholesterol = heart healthy.
Prep Time: 5 minutes Serves 2
- 1 medium cantaloupe
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup each berries ~ raspberries, straberries (sliced), blueberries etc.
- 2 tsp pumpkin seeds
Very simple. Cut a medium cantaloupe in half and remove seeds with spoon. Add 1/2 cup Greek yogurt to the hollow of the cantaloupe. Add 1/4 cup of each of your berries to each fruit bowl. Top with 1 tsp pumpkin seeds. Enjoy!
Darling Daughter’s Notes: I don’t like Greek yogurt that much so Mom swaps it out for a natural yogurt or even a fruit yogurt. The pumpkin seeds are crunchy and yummy!
Suggested Nutritional Values (2 portions): Calories 229, Protien 17g, Carbohydrates 37g, Dietary Fiber 6g, Sugars 32g, Total Fat 3g, Cholesterol 2mg, Sodium 103mg
Great Mineral Bonuses: Vitamin C 151%, Vitamin A 67%, Phosphorus 30%, Copper 27%
Diabetes Type 2 Suggestions: The total carbs (Carbohydrates – Dietary Fiber) are still 31g which is 2 units out of a normal day of 12 units. This may seem high but this is a filling breakfast with other great benefits. Blueberries are considered a power food for diabetics as their high fiber content may reduce the risk of diabetes and cognitive decline, and help keep blood sugar more level.