A little more than two years ago, I went on a quest for fitness. Over a one-year period of time I dropped 40 pounds, and I felt better than I have in my entire life. While I was on my quest, I was always on the prowl for quick, healthy meal ideas. One of my favorite go-to recipes was cantaloupe and cottage cheese.
I’m a dude, so I needed simple. Cantaloupe and cottage cheese is truly as easy as it gets. All you have to do is cut a cantaloupe in half, spoon out the seeds from the inside, and then fill the crater in the cantaloupe with cottage cheese. Poof! Just like that you have a healthy, delicious meal!
According to CalorieCount.com, there are 300 calories, 40 grams of carbohydrates, nearly 29 grams of protein and less than 5 grams of fat in half a cantaloupe and cottage cheese. It’s a perfect idea for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
Cantaloupe and cottage cheese is a solid alternative for your post workout meal as well, especially if you don’t like protein shakes. The melon is high on the glycemic index, so it’s a fast-acting carbohydrate. That means the cantaloupe will spike your insulin levels, allowing glucose to get into your muscles. That glucose creates a pathway for the protein from the cottage cheese to build up everything that you just broke down at the gym, on your run, etc. I’m not a scientists, so I’m describing the process how I understand it. I hope it all makes sense. If not, just trust that cantaloupe and cottage cheese is good for you!
You should give cantaloupe and cottage cheese a try. You won’t regret it. It’s filling, tasty and healthy. What else could you ask for? If you’re like me, you’ll keep coming back to it over and over again.
I’m not on the fitness quest I was on before (although I desperately need to get back to it), but I’m still looking for quick, healthy meal ideas. Please share your ideas and recipes in the comment section below, or connect with me on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.