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Cottage Cheese Cantaloupe Salad

 Cottage Cheese Cantaloupe Salad
You can easily wedge this pretty melon salad into any meal plan. Margaret Wagner Allen of Abingdon, Virginia shares the recipe for this refreshing side that's perfect for a light luncheon. For variety, she suggests drizzling a little reduced-fat French salad dressing over the sweet combination of cantaloupe, cottage cheese, granola, raisins and nuts.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 1% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 medium cantaloupe, quartered and seeded
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat granola
  • 2 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
  • Leaf lettuce

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the cottage cheese, raisins and walnuts.
  • Spoon into cantaloupe wedges. Sprinkle with granola; top with kiwi.
  • Serve immediately on lettuce-lined plates. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 282 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 500 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 fruit, 2 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.