Fruitchick1's Blog

08/06/2009

“Sweet” Summertime

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — fruitchick1 @ 12:51 am

Mmm…sweet watermelon… juice dripping all over the place-yep, feels like summer! This watermelon (tonight’s dessert) was fabulous!! I was too impatient to completely unwrap the ¼ section we got from Peapod. I opened it just enough to start slicing little pieces off the top. Because the heart of the watermelon is just THE BEST!

For those of you with a little more patience, or an interest in tackling a whole watermelon,  the folks at the National Watermelon Promotion Board offer a helpful video on cutting watermelons. I’ve always lived by the attack-it-any-way-you-can method, which involves trying to hold onto the thing and to slice the melon but not my fingers. So far, so good, but not recommended.

And while I usually try to eat a “balanced” dessert or snack, the joy of eating watermelon all by itself is just too good an experience to mess with. (Of course, diabetics and others with any sugar issues should continue to follow their doctor’s orders).

If you have a sweet tooth and like ice-cold desserts, how about trying watermelon instead of ice cream one evening? You’ll get plenty of water (to combat dehydration) and its sweetness will ensure that you won’t feel “cheated”!

And consider this little tidbit from the watermelon board: “Watermelon Is Practically A Multivitamin Unto Itself: A 2-cup serving of watermelon is an excellent source of Vitamins A, B6 and C”.  Wow. A dessert you can enjoy AND feel good about!

For the watermelon-cutting video and other helpful hints, visit watermelon.org


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