Today is National Watermelon Day, so celebrate by eating some watermelon! Watermelon is full of nutrients like vitamins A and C, B vitamins and potassium as well as lycopene, the antioxidant that gives fruits and veggies a distinctive red hue (like tomatoes). Lycopene is also known to reduce your blood pressure and risk of stroke. Plus it’s hydrating and low in sugar (per gram) compared to other fruits. So … now that you know how great it is, let’s get to eating it!
Slices or Cubes It
Watermelon cubes are one the easiest and most common ways to eat watermelon! Watch this video on an easy way to cut up watermelon.
Watermelons are composed of 92% water, so they’re easy and efficient to juice. Just toss chunks of seedless watermelon (cut off of the rind) in a blender and blend until it’s the desired consistency. Try out mixing in additional ingredients like honey, mint, lemon, and other juices to see how you like it best!
Find the recipe HERE for an awesome grilled watermelon salad. The sweetness of watermelon pairs perfectly with goat cheese, arugula, and balsamic vinegar in this simple 6 ingredient recipe.
If that recipe isn’t your style, grilled watermelon is delicious on its own as a savory, sweet healthy grilling option. Or it plays well with various cheeses, meats and herbs.
Did you know that 40% of the U.S.’s food isn’t uneaten and goes wasted? Cut down on your food waste with this recipe found on the Huffington Post to use watermelon rinds!
These recipes are just the tip of the iceberg on ways you can eat watermelon, so grab a watermelon and try something new!