Want Fewer Dirty Dishes? Try This Healthy Trick

August 3, 2010   7 Comments

I want to know which creative thinker came up with a "bread" bowl. That person was ON to something. Of course, most of us need to avoid bread bowls (especially if they are filled with a clam chowder).

Cantaloupe Bowl Trick

Snack Girl has come up with her own BOWL concept. A cantaloupe bowl! For a mere 100 calories (or less depending on the size of your bowl), you have a great way to get your fill of fruit to start your day.

I added 1/2 cup of low-fat yogurt and some blueberries. On average, you will have 200 calories, 25% of your daily value of Calcium, 192% of your DV of Vitamin C, and 9 grams of protein.

AND, you have fewer dishes to wash.

(The plate in this photo was used for photographic purposes. No dish was dirtied eating this breakfast - just a spoon :)

You can also add some granola (for crunch) or use cottage cheese and any other fruit to the top. The idea is to add more protein so that you don't get hungry later in the day.

Just like the Watermelon Feta Salad, we are adding some dairy to amp up the protein.

It also takes a WHILE to eat it. This is not a grab and go breakfast - and that is a GOOD thing. Savor the lovely flavor of fresh cantaloupe! And check out Bacon Cantaloupe Bites for a meatier pairing.

Cantaloupe Bowl Recipe

1 cantaloupe
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
10 blueberries

Cut cantaloupe in half and spoon out seeds. Spoon yogurt into cantaloupe and add blueberries. Grab a spoon and enjoy!

101 calories, 2.0 g fat, 14.2 g carbohydrates, 7.0 g protein, 0.6 g fiber, 97 mg sodium, 2 Points+

Do you have tricks for making fewer dirty dishes? Please share.

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LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing--yum!!

I'd add some ground flax to this lovely meal (and omit the dairy), but that's just me!

Many years ago, my mother would make us (me, brother & sister) eat all food on our plates so she could put our dessert on the same plates!

I still do it for me and my partner.

Now why didn't I think of that when I have been stocking up on cantaloup?

GREAT idea!

I have always loved this idea. We used to put cottage cheese in cantaloupe. Ice cream is yummy too!

Looks yum. I'm more of a grab-n-go breakfast gal, but can I have it for lunch? Or dinner?

Like Tara, I grew up putting cottage cheese in my cantaloupe bowl. I can remember 20 years ago my Nana handing me my cantaloupe bowl with cottage cheese, and a liberal sprinkling of pepper on a hot summer day. I'd eat it on the stairs of the back porch:) Such a good memory. I'd almost forgotten.

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