Glycemic Index Cookbook For Dummies
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This appetizer recipe for low-glycemic prosciutto-and-melon bites pleases both the eye and the palate. It offers a variety of colors and textures for a simple-to-make treat full of complex flavors. You can play with color, texture, and taste even more by substituting papaya or cantaloupe for the honeydew melon.

Find buffalo mozzarella near the deli section of your local grocery store with the specialty cheeses.

Low-Glycemic Prosciutto with Melon and Mozzarella Cheese

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Yield: 9–10 servings

20 one-inch chunks honeydew melon, rind removed

One 4-ounce package prosciutto ham, about 9 to 10 strips, cut in half

20 fresh basil leaves

One 7-ounce package buffalo mozzarella, cut into twenty 1/2-inch cubes

20 lime wedges (optional)

  1. For each appetizer, pierce 1 melon chunk, half a piece of folded prosciutto, 1 basil leaf, and 1 mozzarella cheese chunk onto a toothpick.

  2. Serve with lime wedges.

Per serving: Calories 98 (From Fat 64); Glycemic Load 4 (Low); Fat 7g (Saturated 4g); Cholesterol 24mg; Sodium 278mg; Carbohydrate 3g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 6g.

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Meri Raffetto, RD, is a registered dietitian and recognized professional in the area of nutrition and wellness; she has been featured in Healthy Living Magazine and the Chicago Tribune. She is the founder and CEO of and author of The Glycemic Index Diet For Dummies.

Rosanne Rust, MS, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian, freelance writer, and online weight-loss coach for Real Living Nutrition Services.

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