A Juicy, Fun Way To Take Your Vitamins

While kids want excellent taste, you want to give them the vitamins, minerals and fiber their growing bodies need. Serve watermelon and you can both be happy. 

Watermelon is a fun, nutritious way to make sure active kids don't get dehydrated; it's 92 percent water.

A two-cup serving of watermelon is an exceptional source of vitamins A, B6 and C, and it offers 7 percent of the advised everyday worth of potassium, with just 80 calories.

Watermelon is fat-free and also contains fiber. Its lovely red color comes from natural lycopene, an antioxidant that can help keep kids' bodies healthy.

Watermelon can be eaten at any meal, dinner, breakfast or lunch, and it's a fantastic snack for the whole household. Delicious on its own, watermelon is a wonderful ingredient in recipes, too. Formerly simply a summer reward, delicious watermelon is now readily available year-round.

A watermelon sculpting makes a great addition to a kids' celebration buffet, and the birthday kid or woman can help make it. The salad inside can be as easy as a mix of blueberries, seedless green grapes and balls of honeydew, cantaloupe and watermelon melon. It's colorful and kids enjoy it.

Sculpting Guidelines for Watermelon Fish

Slice 1/4 inch off the bottom lengthwise to offer a stable base.

With a melon baller, cut half circles over half the top of the watermelon in a rectangle-shaped shape, remove and reserve. This piece will be used for the leading fin and tail.

Scoop out the flesh.

Cut out the tail shape and the melon balled fin-piece from the rectangular piece reserved previously. Attach the fin and tail with tough, round toothpicks.

Cut out eyes using a melon baller. Trim around beyond the eye socket, then put it back in, rind side out.

For the mouth, point a paring knife at a downward angle above the stem and slice through 3 inches on either side of the stem, cutting through the skin. For the side fin, cut 3 cuts into the side using the melon baller to make the curves on the back of the fin.

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