Watermelon Treats & Hacks
Enjoy the heart health benefits of these DELICIOUS and flavourful watermelon treats, loaded with lycopene which makes the watermelon so red! 🍉❤️
Who doesn’t like Watermelon PIZZA?! It’s a nutritious and refreshing snack or dessert for any time of the day, all season long! Top a large slice with sweet or savory combinations. I sliced the watermelon into a round pizza shaped slices topped with a thin layer of strawberry coconut yogurt. You can even grill your watermelon and drizzle with balsamic!
- Blueberries, sliced kiwi, chopped walnuts and mint, with yogurt or fruit puree.
- Peaches or cherries with toasted coconut
- Sliced pickled red onions, black olives, feta, basil and a drizzle of balsamic glaze
- Pistachio pesto & honey
- Sliced jalapenos, cilantro, a sprinkle of black pepper, squeeze of fresh lime, and drizzle of honey
Want to experiment more with flavours? I recommend reading Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking, by Samin Nosrat. Master the use of just four elements—Salt, which enhances flavor; Fat, which delivers flavor and generates texture; Acid, which balances flavor; and Heat, which ultimately determines the texture of food—and anything you cook will be delicious.
Cubed Watermelon Bites
This is such a simple hack to stay cool and hydrated, and it’s nourishing too! Just cut up watermelon into bite-sized cubes and top with crumbled feta & mint.
Watermelon Ice Cubes
Fruit infused water is all the rage but I like putting a cool spin on things. Just freeze up some watermelon cubes and you’re ready to go!
Arrange the watermelon chunks into a single layer on the lined baking sheet, making sure that the pieces aren’t touching, so they won’t stick together later. Place the pan in the freezer, and allow them to freeze for 2-4 hours.
Marsha Fenwick, C.N.P. R.R.T.
Marsha is not your typical nutritionist. She began her career 20 years ago as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Later, she earned her certifications as a Registered Nutritional Consultant Practitioner, Certified Nutritional Practitioner, and Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner. Marsha is also a Certified Cancer Coach. Her clinical practice specializes in: sustainable healthy weight loss, digestive health, women's hormones, diabetes, heart health, and cancer prevention and recovery. For more information and to book a FREE 15 minute consultation go to www.marshafenwicknutrition.com