Tag: watermelon

7 Salads That Know How to Celebrate Summer Fruit

by in Healthy Recipes, July 27, 2014

arugula and strawberry salad
Sweet strawberries. Juicy peaches. Luscious mango. If you’re looking for ways to upgrade a salad, fruits in their prime are an excellent place to start.

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5 Ways to Wow with Watermelon

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, August 15, 2013

watermelon gazpacho
Got an endless supply of this quintessential summer fruit? Here are some refreshing new ways to use it up.

#1: Make Real Sorbet
Most watermelon sorbets have no actual watermelon in sight! The real deal couldn’t be easier to make.

Recipe: Tropical Watermelon Sorbet

#2: Add to Salsa
Add a fresh and juicy crunch to a savory salsa and serve with fish or chicken.

Recipe: Fish Tacos with Watermelon Salsa

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Summer Fest: Melon Refreshers

by in Uncategorized, August 22, 2012

Oftentimes, we go to great caloric lengths to cool down, whether it’s slurping down a fluorescent margarita by the pool or downing a teetering ice cream cone. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

If there’s anything that melon’s good for, it’s cooling you down. And the refreshing capabilities of cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon go far beyond the category’s prominent presence in fruit salad. On the contrary, melon does wonders in a salad, adds creaminess to a cool soup or can be transformed into something entirely unexpected. Melon fettuccini, anyone? Unlike other ultra-tangy, sugary fruits, melon serves as a foundation for bigger things. Seriously, the options are endless.

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Eating By Color: Red

by in Healthy Tips, February 10, 2011
Eating By Color: Red
Red peppers are one of 9 red fruits and veggies to eat now -- find out the other 8.

Each color contains different nutrients, so a rainbow-colored plate of fruits and veggies is likely a well-rounded, healthy one! In this occasional series, we explain what each color has to offer.  We told you all about orange foods, and this month, in honor of Valentine’s Day and Heart Health month, we’ve got the scoop on red-hued eats.

Learn why you should eat more red foods »

Melon 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, August 23, 2010
Watermelon Salad
Grilled Watermelon Salad

Nothing says summer like biting into a wedge of juicy melon, from cantaloupe to watermelon to casaba. While simple snacking is tasty, we’ve got five more ways to devour this seasonal goodie.

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Spotlight Recipes: Sweet and Savory Watermelon

by in Healthy Recipes, August 5, 2010
Watermelon Feta Salad
Watermelon-Feta Salad - Photo Courtesy Food Network Magazine

It’s a common myth that watermelon isn’t good for you. Despite a candy-like taste and high water content, it’s packed with nutrients.

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Weekly Bits: Cool Java Tricks, Sweet & Savory Melon and More

by in Reader Tips & Comments, August 8, 2009

Last week, you (the readers) shared great tips on healthier chicken salad recipes and making baby food at home. This week: DIY frozen treats, the perfect cold brew and creative ways to dress up your watermelon.

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In Season: Watermelon

by in In Season, No-Cook Choices, August 4, 2009

Watermelon Slices
My dad and I have tried growing our own before, but they only made it to about the size of a grapefruit and ended up as food for garden critters. Because watermelon is one of my favorite summer fruits, I get my fix from ones grown by professionals now. Read up on the benefits of this melon and how to pick the perfect one.

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Spotlight Recipe: Strawberry Watermelon Slush

by in Healthy Recipes, June 23, 2009

You can’t go wrong with cool, sweet drinks on those dog days. Last week, I shared two classics: Berry Spritzer and Refrigerator Tea. Here’s another favorite to toast summer’s arrival. Made from two fruits that are coming into season, this “slush” is perfect for a party (you’ll want to up the portions) or an afternoon snack with the family.

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