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4 WATERMELON RECIPES WE LOVE FOR SUMMER

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Watermelon is the perfect summer food. Sweet juicy and so cooling! Kicking back at the beach with a container of crisp,cool, perfectly ripe watermelon is one of our favourite things to do on summer days. But there is so much more that you can do with this summer treat from the perfect salad for a BBQ, to a cool dessert the kids will love making and a fun healthy snack.

Eat up those bright red foods during the summer. Watermelon also has special antioxidants in its red pigment that help the skin in the hot summer sun. Not only is watermelon more than 90% water making it so very refreshing and hydrating, it is also high in lycopene. Like tomatoes, bright red fruits with lycopene can help protect your body from the free radicals that come from sun exposure and pollution. An  extra boost of vitamin C also helps you body to quickly repair any damaged skin cells and redness from a mild sunburn. Choose pink watermelon over the yellow varieties. 


Sliced Watermelon topped with yogurt creates a mouthwatering base for this fun dessert. Kids can go wild with their toppings! Anything goes! Whatever fruit you love can top your watermelon pizza creation. Try thinking outside the box, go local, and involve the kids to expand what fruits the will eat.  Some of our favourites include locally picked strawberries, blackberries & blueberries. We also love sliced banana, dragon fruit, star fruit, kiwi, pineapple or mango. The sky’s the limit!
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You'll be the star of any summer gathering with this cool and refreshing watermelon salad. The combination of the sweet watermelon, salty feta and cooling mint is both perfect and surprising. You will have lots of requests for this recipe!
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Move over chips & dip there's a healthier snack in town! Coconut & lime  yogurt dip with watermelon "fries" is a fun twist on a fruit snack. Plant based yogurt works really well here too!
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A refreshing and flavorful way to enjoy fresh watermelon. Try this watermelon salsa recipe from kitchendocs.com that is quick and easy to make and is sure to impress.

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