Thursday, August 21, 2014

Watermelon time!

When it's not outside, there is not much that satisfies more than a cold, juicy piece of watermelon. I've hear people describe this fruit as "just water and sugar" but did you know that watermelon is a great source of flavonoids, carotenoids and triterpennoids that make this fruit super! These compounds are anti-inflammatory and are antioxidants. Watermelon also contains a high amount of lycopene which is great for heart and bone health. Plus, you can eat a whole up of this refreshing fruit for only 46 calories, 0.2 grams of fat, 11 carbs, 0.6 grams of fiber and 1 gram of protein.

Now if you're like me, watermelon cutting (and eating) is messy business. Today, I NEEDED to eat watermelon, so I tried this new little kitchen hack that is kid friendly (and messy adult friendly).

STEP #1: Cut your watermelon in half with a large, sharp knife (using a sawing motion, it's super easy)

STEP #2: Flip one half of the melon over and cut into 1 inch strips.

STEP #3: Do the same cuts only the opposite way. Viola!

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