Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day and starting it off with a nice cantaloupe fruit medley makes for a great start to the morning!
This morning, I kicked my day off with a nice hot cup of coffee and the cantaloupe fruit medley I made last night. I usually make two fruit medleys at the same time when I cut my cantaloupe in half. I store them in the fridge in bowls with plastic wrap covering them up. I’m not entirely sure how long they would last if left alone, as ours usually make it 24 hours at best before someone gobbles them up.
What do I do with the leftover cantaloupe from my cantaloupe fruit medley?
Honestly, I often just eat it after I cut it out. Once the seeds are gone, cutting a little strip around the cantaloupe to make more room for the other fruits doesn’t really leave much leftover cantaloupe. If I’m making two full cantaloupes at a time (four fruit medleys), I put the extra cantaloupe in a container and serve it with lunch or dinner.
- 1 cantaloupe
- 6 to 8 strawberries
- 2 kiwis
- ~16 to 18 grapes
- Cut the cantaloupe in half and scrape out the seeds in the middle of each half.
- Cut or scrape out more of the actual cantaloupe around the already hollow center. This is done to be able to fit more fruit into the cantaloupe. (OPTIONAL: eat the cantaloupe you've cut out, or save it for later.)
- Cut the strawberries into thin slices and lay around the edges of the hole in the center of the cantaloupes.
- Peel the kiwis and cut into thin slices. Lay them around in a circle, inside the strawberries.
- Top it off by filling whatever is left of the center with the grapes.
Make it even more of a meal!
To make this more of a meal, and not just fruit, have a small fruit medley with some eggs and bacon, or other protein. Two eggs and a small fruit medley is a fantastic Whole30 and Paleo compliant meal! I love fruit with my eggs in the morning, and having a nice looking cantaloupe fruit medley just adds an extra smile to the morning!