July 25, 2012

Summer Snacks

Summer = happiness for many reasons, not least of which is delicious summer snacks.  One of my favorite quintessential summer snacks is fresh cantaloupe.  It's sweet, easy to prepare, pretty and thirst-quenching all rolled into one!  Ahhh....

Upon arriving home from work this evening, tired and a little bit grumpy, I opened the fridge for a snack.  I'd totally forgotten about the melon we bought this weekend at the grocery store, so it was a *sweet* (pun intended!) surprise to discover it!  Tasty cantaloupe = tired and grumpy no longer!

Not only is cantaloupe tasty, but it's good for you, too!  Cantaloupe is a great source of Vitamin A, folate (a water-soluble B-vitamin), B3, B6, Vitamin C, Potassium, Fiber, Vitamin K and more!  The chart below lists the % Daily Value each serving of cantaloupe provides, courtesy of "the world's healthiest foods" website.


This site states the benefits of cantaloupe as including: promoting the health of lungs, preventing cardiovascular disease and reducing stress! I'm no doctor, but I can tell you that cantaloupe cured my case of the Wednesdays! ;)

So eat up and enjoy!

What's your favorite summer snack?

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