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Cantaloupe Breakfast Bowl + More Happy Things & Healthy Living Tips

This yummy Cantaloupe Breakfast Bowl is a nourishing and delicious way to start your day! Get the EASY recipe + more ways to slow down and enjoy life in this weeks edition of Happy Things, Healthy Living!

HAPPY THING NO. 1 | CANTALOUPE BREAKFAST BOWL

Protein packed cottage cheese get's a sexy makeover in this simple summer recipe...Cantaloupe Breakfast Bowl!

When I first spotted a version of this yummy CANTALOUPE BREAKFAST BOWL at Eating Bird Food, I knew I had to recreate it on my own. So I did. And, oh my goodness, yum! And, because we’re talking simple this week, breakfast doesn’t get any easier than this.

Cottage cheese, berries and nuts stuffed in 1/2 a cantaloupe

Cantaloup Breakfast Bowl

This yummy Cantaloupe Breakfast Bowl is so easy to make, and super nourishing too! 
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 whole cantaloupe
  • 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds

Instructions

  • Wash cantaloupe and pat dry. Slice in half and scoop out seeds.
  • Fill each cantaloupe half with 3/4 cup cottage cheese, then top each hald off with 1/2 cup blueberries, 2 tablespoons chopped pecans, and 1 tablespoon hemp seeds. Enjoy!

Notes

LOW FODMAP OPTION: Use lactose free cottage cheese (I like Green Valley Creamery). Decrease blueberries to 1/4 cup or swap with strawberries or raspberries-both will be delicious!

Nutrition

Serving: 1servings | Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 617mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 7.2mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 2.7mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low FODMAP Option, Vegetarian
Keyword cantaloupe recipes, easy breakfast ideas, healthy breakfast bowl
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HAPPY THING NO. 2 | GUACAMOLE BAR IN AN AVOCADO GROVE

Happiness is eating Made-to-Order Guacamole in an Avocado Orchard! Thanks to California Avocados for sponsoring this event! | Spicy RD Nutrition

Happiness is eating made-to-order guacamole in an avocado grove! Mr. Spicy and I had the best date night this past weekend when we were treated to #DinnerEnGreen at Rancho Santo Tomas in Valley Center. Chef Trey Foshee and his crew from George’s at the Cove and Galaxy Taco prepared an amazing “avocado-licious” dinner along with this guacamole bar that I can’t seem to get out of my mind.

Huge thanks to the California Avocado Commission and avocado growers Mike Sanders and Chris Ambuul for hosting this fabulous event! Disclosure: I was invited to attend this dinner as a guest of the California Avocado Commission. I did not receive any compensation for writing this post.

HAPPY THING NO. 3 | FATTOUSH SALAD WITH GRILLED CHICKEN

This Gluten Free Fattoush Salad with Grilled Chicken and Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette is SO delicious and super healthy too! Packed with fresh herbs and veggies, this will quickly become your favorite summer salad!

This Gluten Free Fattoush Salad with Grilled Chicken and Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette is so delicious and super healthy too. Packed with fresh herbs and veggies, this will quickly become your favorite summer salad!

I created this recipe with Udi’s Gluten-Free Pizza Crust, but if you’re not following a gluten-free diet, use your favorite Pita bread. Oh, and can I brag about the fact that both my kids loved this salad too?!! #sorrynotsorry

HAPPY THING NO. 4 | GLUTEN FREE MAINE LOBSTER ROLL

Craving Maine lobster in San Diego? You'll love Lobster West in Encinitas for delicious Maine style lobster rolls.! P.S. They have gluten-free rolls too!

Ever since my trip back to Maine last summer, I’ve been craving Maine style lobster, so I was excited to discover a new restaurant in San Diego, Lobster West, which serves delicious “fresh, sustainable and delicious Maine lobster rolls” loaded with, you guessed it, Maine lobster! 

My family and I visited Lobster West’s Encinitas restaurant, but if you’re closer to downtown San Diego, you’re in luck because Lobster West in opening a Coronado location soon too. And, you know what’s even better? If you eat gluten-free like me, they have gluten-free rolls too!

HAPPY THING No. 5 | HEALTHY COOKING CLASSES + HOME GROWN LEMONS AND ROSEMARY

Fresh Lemons and Rosemary | Spicy RD Nutrition

I’m excited to announce that I’m now offering Healthy Cooking Classes here in San Diego! Realizing the need that many of my clients not only want to learn how to prepare healthy, home cooked meals, but also to ENJOY doing it {meaning they want fresh, easy, SIMPLE, nourishing, and DELICIOUS meals}, I’ve created my in-home Delicious Kitchen Healthy Cooking Classes just for you!

If you’re in San Diego and interested in arranging a class for yourself, or a small group of friends, click on the link above to learn more. P.S. I promise to bring you fresh rosemary and lemon {when in season} from my garden!

And, before I go…

MORE HAPPY THINGS & HEALTHY LIVING TIPS

  1. I’m loving these 12 Creative Chickpea Recipes That Go Beyond Hummus from my friend and fellow dietitian Liz of Shaw’s Simple Swaps! Rich in fiber and protein {6 grams and 7 grams per 1/2 cup respectively}, chickpeas, aka garbanzo beans, are a delicious way to plant power your diet!
  2. If yoga’s your thing {or your “wanna’ be thing”, like me}, you’ll love Nourish Your Namaste: How Nutrition and Yoga Can Support Digestion, Immunity, Energy and Relaxation from my friend Kara Lydon, The Foodie RD. Kara recently sent me a copy of her gorgeous new e-book to review, so stay tuned for a review coming soon!
  3. Yet another good reason to use a stand-up-desk {or stand up regularly throughout the day} besides the extra calorie burn it provides–>Boosting Productivity at Work May Be Simple: Stand Up. Although I don’t use a stand up desk, I do try and take regular breaks every 25 minutes when I’m working at my desk. Sometimes I run laps around my house, and sometimes I do a quick chore. Whatever I seem to do though really does help me get re-focused on my work. Try it and let me know what you think!
  4. My friends Deanna and Serena are at it again with their genius Healthy Kitchen Hacks! In this week’s issue they’ve got you covered with Recipe Ideas for Brown Bananas, The Easiest Way to Get Kids to Eat Healthy Snacks, and more!
  5. And last, but not least {because we can all use a break in the kitchen!}, Amee’s Savory Dish comes to your rescue this week with 21 Easy & Tasty Weeknight Meals from Foodie Dietitians. Enjoy!!

What’s making you happy lately? I’d love to know!!!

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