MELON AND FETA BITESServing size: Makes 48 appetizers
48 balls of Seedless Watermelon, honeydew or rock melon
48 pieces of reduced fat feta cheese
48 fresh basil leaves
Place a melon ball (alternate the various melons) and one piece of feta cheese on each cocktail stick and sandwich either side with a basil leaf.
Healthy Choice Facts
Watermelon is an ideal healthy snack food because it doesn't contain any fat or cholesterol, is an excellent source of vitamins A, B6 and C, and contains fibre and potassium.
And now there's even more reason to add the luscious red fruit to your weekly shopping basket. Findings from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists indicate that watermelon is one of a select few fruits, which contain high levels of Lycopene.
Watermelons are second only to tomatoes in concentration of Lycopene. Lycopene is the natural pigment that gives tomatoes and watermelons their red colour and is a member of the carotenoid family. The "redder" the watermelon the more of this potentially life saving ingredient it contains. Seedless watermelons are by far the most red and concentrated of all melon varieties.
Large international studies have found that people who eat high Lycopene diets had a much lower risk of developing certain cancers, especially prostate cancer among men.
A two-cup serving of Seedless Watermelon contains only 90 calories.
As Seedless watermelon flesh contains no fat and contains 92% water - what better way to help achieve your daily fluid intake?www.girl.com.au\seedless-watermelon.htm