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fresh cucumber melon salad {two ways}

I was given 1 free month of Weight Watchers Simple Start program to write about my experience.  Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, my thoughts and opinions are all mine –> 100% genuine folks

I shared with you guys last week that I am testing out the Weight Watchers Simple Start program, and I just had to come back and share a favorite recipe.  It was actually really difficult choosing which to feature, but I have been quite obsessed with the cucumber and melon combination recipes.  A great pairing, they leave you completely refreshed and satisfied, but with plenty more points in your day.

The first recipe I tried within Simple Start was the Marinated Cucumber and Melon Salad.  This light and bright salad is exactly what I like to eat in the morning.  Yes, I LOVE breakfast foods (eggs, bacon, pancakes) but not until brunch or, even better, dinner.  I’m more of a fresh fruit morning person.  It has a nice bite given from the radish and the citrus kick completes this balanced salad. marinated cucumber melon salad in_the_know_mom #simplestart

Marinated Cucumber and Melon Salad

Ingredients

1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced
1 cup radishes, thinly sliced
1/4 medium honeydew, sliced into thin strips
1/3 cup mint leaves, ribboned
juice of one lemon
1 Tbl sugar

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl; chill for at least 2 hours. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.

Do you guys have a spiralizer?  If not, I totally suggest that you do before the spring/summer salads start rolling through your Pinterest feed.  I create delicious raw salads from all sorts of veggies and fruits.

So this is my recipe, inspired by the delicious recipe from Simple Start (seen above).  To me, this is the ultimate point.  A system like Weight Watchers is really a way to teach you how to eat, how to cook, how to pair flavors and balance calories.  It is a system that gets you away from unhealthy processed food snacking, and closer to nutritious fuel that your body so desperately craves.  So here is my take on the salad, spiralized style!

cucumber melon radish spiralized summer salad in_the_know_mom #simplestart

The ingredients are all the same, only the preparation is different.  Instead of running your fruit and veggies on a mandolin, spin them through the spiralizer!  Serve with fresh fruit water.

cucumber melon radish spiralized salad in_the_know_mom #simplestart

Have you guys tried the Simple Start program from Weight Watchers yet?  If so, please share your experiences with me!

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23 Comments

  1. January 17, 2014 at 9:55 am — Reply

    this look like it tastes amazing! I love the pictures, I must try to make this.

  2. January 17, 2014 at 9:57 am — Reply

    Now those look amazing! I’m going to try them!

  3. January 17, 2014 at 10:04 am — Reply

    Not all veggie recipes look tasty, but this one seems so simple and the pictures look fantastic! I have to try this!

  4. January 17, 2014 at 10:38 am — Reply

    Yum! This looks so delicious and refreshing.

  5. January 17, 2014 at 9:41 pm — Reply

    I have tried the Simple start program and I am loving all the different 55 choices. You have just showed me how to accomplish another. Great Video.

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