When choosing, make sure to select honeydews that are nearly spherical and feel heavy, with a waxy skin. After you cut your melon, make sure you remove all the skin and scoop all the seeds out of the pumpkin-like center. Whether you cut it into cubes, slices, or take a melon baller to get a little fancy, this sweet tasty fruit is one of the best early-Summer treats straight from the Earth. Looking for a little recipe inspiration? Keep reading for honeydew melon recipes.
Have you heard of Trophology? It is the study of food combining. Since foods digest at different rates you should avoid certain food combinations and some foods should just simply be eaten on their own. I have a friend who is really into trophology and she insists that melons of all kinds be eaten solo.
Her reasoning about melons goes like this - melons are really easy to digest since they're mostly made of water. Food combiners believe that melon should be eaten separately or only with other fresh fruits. When eating melons with other types of foods, like whole grains, dairy products or meat which all take longer to digest, the melon has to hang out in your stomach while the other food is digested. This holding pattern causes the melon to ferment and then cause gas pain and/or flatulence.
The only info I could find on this is from food combining websites - not so scientific data. So you can believe this and eat your melons on their own, or forget about it and enjoy your cantaloupe and cottage cheese. Personally I've never had a problem, but I guess ever body is different.
Who could pass up the crisp and refreshing taste of melon?
It's great in fruit salad and it cools you down in the summer. If you are craving a little bit of summer try this incredibly easy snack.
What you'll need:
Melon (any kind but watermelon)
1 cup of cottage cheese
- Take the melon (my fave is cantaloupe) and cut it in half.
- Scoop out all the seeds.
- Fill the melon bowl with cottage cheese or yogurt.
- Serve as is and scoop out bite-sized spoonfuls. Or if you prefer - you can cut the cantaloupe up and serve on a plate.
Why we love it:
Melons like cantaloupe are high in vitamins A and C, and potassium. They are low in calories and easy to digest.
Cottage cheese and yogurt are great sources of calcium and protein - try using the low fat versions.
Plus, it's so easy to make and if you use the melon like a bowl, it is easy to clean up too.