Watermelon 10 Ways

Not only is watermelon a delicious summer staple, but it’s also extra hydrating, weight loss friendly, and packed with cancer fighting-nutrients. Check out these creative watermelon recipes for some tasty summer fun!

Healthy Food

Watermelon is a signature of summer.  This time of year, it’s always piled high in grocery bins, brightening barbecue buffets and dripping juice from little fingers and happy faces.  Not only is it a tasty seasonal choice; watermelon can be a smart choice for weight loss, thanks to its high water content (it’s 92% water!) and low calories.  If that’s not enough, watermelon is packed with cancer-fighting lycopene and can help you stay hydrated.

Sure, the no fuss slices are always a great option for a diet-friendly sweet treat, but watermelon is also one of the newest foods to break out as a culinary superstar.  In other words, we’re all getting super creative with this waist-friendly fruit!

Make the most of watermelon, the summer fruit we can’t get enough of, with weight loss-friendly ideas like these from Shopwell and creative recipes like these:

Feta Watermelon Salad from BJ’s Restaurants 

Watermelon Gazpacho  

Watermelon Canapes 

Grilled Pineapple Watermelon Salad

Watermelon Salsa  

5 Minute Watermelon Strawberry Sorbet 

Moroccan Watermelon Cucumber Salad with Pistachio 

Watermelon Ice 

Shrimp, Watermelon, and Halloumi Kabobs 

Watermelon Fruit Pizza 

How do you savor watermelon during the summer months to stay on track with weight loss goals?  Look for it on restaurant menus nationwide to get creative new ideas and enjoy it without the work.