We all know kids love and want great taste. We also want them to receive sufficient vitamins, minerals, and fiber needed for their growing bodies. Here, to satisfy both sides serve them watermelon and we can both be happy.
Kids will not get dehydrated with the fun and nutritious watermelon that has a water content of 92 percent.
A simple two-cup serving of watermelon exists as an excellent source of vitamins A, B6 and C. With only 80 calories, it provides 7 percent of the recommended daily requirements of potassium.
The fat-free fruit also contains fiber. The beautiful red color of the fruit is derived from the all-natural lycopene, which is an antioxidant that helps to keep a child’s body healthy.
Not only is watermelon a wonderful snack for the whole family, it can also be taken at any meal, breakfast, lunch or dinner. No doubt it is delicious on its own; watermelon too is a fantastic ingredient in recipes. Watermelons used to be just a summertime treat, but not anymore as the tasty melons are now available all year round.
A kid’s party buffet could really get a great addition to the menu with watermelon carvings. It adds fun to the party as the birthday boy or girl can help make it. A simple mixture of blueberries, seedless green grapes and balls of watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew melon can be used to make the salad inside. It brings out a great variety of color and kids would absolutely love it.
To carve a Watermelon Fish:
- To provide a stable base, slice a quarter inch off the bottom lengthwise.
- Cut half circles over half the top of the watermelon into a rectangular shape with a melon baller. Remove it and set aside. The top fin and tail will be using this piece.
- Scoop out the flesh.
- Cut out the tail shape and the melon balled fin-piece from the rectangular piece that was set beside earlier. Use sturdy, round toothpicks to attach the fin and tail.
- Use a melon baller to cut out the eyes. Trim around the outside of the eye socket, then place it rind side out back in.
- 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 rind for the mouth. From the inside, push out the mouth.
- Cut 3 cuts into the side using the melon baller for the side fin. This will make the curves on the back of the fin. To form the top and bottom of the fin, slice straight cuts.
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