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Program #838

Watermelon Queen

Watermelon Breakfast A Go Go

1/2 cup low fat granola
3/4 cup de-seeded watermelon chunks
5 ounces low fat banana yogurt

In a large, cylindrical glass or "to go" container, create a parfait by layering ingredients in this order:

1. Low fat granola
2. Small chunks of watermelon
3. Low fat banana yogurt
4. Low fat granola
5. Small chunks of watermelon
6. Low fat banana yogurt

Garnish with a slice of banana, toasted almonds or coconut, and chunks of watermelon.

Makes 1 parfait.

Watermelon Fire and Ice Salsa

3 cups de-seeded & chopped watermelon
1/2 cup diced green peppers
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon diced cilantro
1 tablespoon diced green onion
1-2 tablespoons diced jalapeno peppers

Combine ingredients; mix well and cover.
Refrigerate 1 hour or more.
Makes 3 cups.
Serve with chips or as a garnish for chicken and fish.

Salt in Antiquity

While salt is cheap today, it used to be worth its weight in gold. Historians believe that Roman soldiers were once paid with salt. In fact, the word 'salary' comes from the Latin word 'salarium,' or payment in salt. During the late Roman Empire, salt was carried across 400 miles of the Sahara desert by caravans of as many as 40,000 camels. It was that important to humanity!