Friday, July 13, 2012

80--- Ricotta Cantaloupe Toast

Before I give you this recipe let me tell you a few things about me:

1. I am in my final trimester of pregnancy (and I'm sad about it- this is fun!)
2. I typically eat a mainly plant-based diet
3. At the moment I am not loving meat AT ALL.  In fact, chunks of meat make me gag a little.
4.  At this point in time I am STARVING and at the same time not craving anything at all
5.  I have gotten quite lazy.  Ask my hubby.  He can't lie.

All of above should lead you to the conclusion that I'd better buck up and find a suitable protein source.  I've been trying it all: beans, hummus, eggs (tolerable right now), some dairy.  

This is a simple snack that I threw together that gives me a little boost of protein (yay- even though it is dairy) and doesn't gross me out (double yay).  And it's perfect for summer when you don't want to cook!

Ricotta Cantaloupe Toast
Serves 2

2 slices whole grain crusty bread
1/4 cup part skim ricotta cheese
1/4 cup thin cantaloupe slices or chunks

Toast bread (in a toaster is perfect) and spread 2 Tbsp ricotta on each slice.  Layer each with cantaloupe.

This would also be lovely sprinkled with fresh chopped mint or drizzled with honey!

Nutrition Info per 1 slice: 120 calories, 3 g fat, 7 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber

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