Fruit-Filled Melons


Classifications: Desserts

Qty Measure Ingredient


2 large cantaloupe melons, halved & seeded

1 medium orange, peeled & sectioned

1 medium apple, cubed

1 medium peach, sliced

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 cup fresh blueberries

1/2 cup fresh strawberries, halved

1 6oz carton nonfat pineapple, lemon or vanilla yogurt

2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce

1 teaspoon honey

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

4 large lettuce leaves

Instructions: With a melon baller, scoop out 2 cups of cantaloupe balls; set aside. Cut out and reserve remaining cantaloupe for another use, leaving 1/2-in. thick shells. In a large bowl, combine orange, apple and peach. Sprinkle with lemon juice; toss gently. Stir in cantaloupe balls, blueberries and strawberries. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, applesauce, honey and ginger. Line melon shells with lettuce; add fruit. Top with yogurt mixture.



Background: Note: NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS: One serving equals 216 calories, 57 mg sodium, 1 mg cholesterol, 51 gm carbohydrate, 6 gm protein, 1 gm fat. DIABETIC EXCHANGES: 3 fruit, 1/2 skim milk.

Serves: 4

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