Watermelons are a great way to stay hydrated throughout the summer. With naturally occurring electrolytes and powerful antioxidants, such as lycopene (which gives watermelon its vibrant red colour), this simple snack will leave you pleasantly satisfied.
Since watermelon is fairly high on the glycemic index scale, I find it helpful to pair it with a protein and/or fat to help stabilize the blood sugar surge you might get from consuming it on its own.
Naturally Nora Tips:
- Consume on its own as a satiating afternoon snack
- Prepare as an appetizer for a summer bbq, as they are great finger foods to be passed around before the main course
- Serve as a late dessert or midnight snack for a refreshing evening
- ⅓ large seedless watermelon
- ½ Small cucumber thinly sliced and halved
- ¼ cup plain goat cheese
- 4 tbsp basil pesto sauce
- 1 peach thinly sliced
- 25g of prosciutto
- Garnish: fresh sprouts
- Slice watermelon into 2" by 2" bites (size is up to you depending on large you want the bite to be)
- On half of the bare watermelon bites, place cucumber, a dollop of goat cheese and 1 tsp of pesto sauce
- Wrap peach slices with prosciutto
- Place the wrapped peaches on the other half of the bare watermelon bites
- Garnish with sprouts
- Consume immediately or store in tightly sealed glass container for up to 24 hours (make sure they are placed flat and not stacked to maintain integrity of all ingredients.