Suzanne Hollander, MS, RD

As a dietitian, home cook, and enthusiast of all-things-delicious, I'm often asked, "so what do YOU eat?" Here's a blog to answer that very question! My hope is that you'll find (even just a little) inspiration from some of my favorite recipes, restaurants, party-ideas and food musings for your own happy, healthy, food-loving lifestyle.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Fresh Pick of the Week: Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe is a variety of muskmelon (a species of melon native to the Middle-East) that in season from March-September depending on what part of the country you're in --June-September is peak season out here in California.

Need to know how to pick a cantaloupe? The melon should have a flowery, sweet smell with some give with pressure to the sides (no super soft spots, which mean spoilage!). Like choosing oranges or stone-fruits, select a melon that feels heavy for its size.

Slice in half, remove the seeds, and cut out the flesh to serve. Diced cantaloupe is less than 60 calories per cup and is high in vitamins A and C, for immune, vision and skin health. Try this melon:

  • As a great snack/dessert on its own; 
  • In a fruit salad tossed with fresh mint and blueberries; or 
  • Cubed and wrapped with prosciutto as a savory appetizer.

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