With summer season pouring in, sweating, feeling thirsty, getting exhausted is a common thing to be watched among the kids. While most of us turn towards the water as the effective thirst quencher, but nothing can beat watermelon in this regard? Its one of the most refreshing and nutritious fruits, confirms the dietician.
Watermelon belongs to the family of cucurbitaceous and is closely associated with cantaloupe, pumpkin, squash and other plants that grow in vines. Mostly, we associate the deep reddish and pink color of watermelon, however, there are varieties of watermelons available in the market, including orange, yellow, white, etc. Some of the watermelons come in seedless varieties as well. Here, in this article, we will illustrate the benefits the watermelon can offer to your kids
- This is a low calorie fruit that has virtually no fat inside it.
- It is low in carbs and has a high content of dietary fiber.
- It is a very good source of iron.
- It is low in sodium and high in potassium
- The watermelon consists of plenty of vitamins and can be used as a refreshing drink.
Lip Smacking watermelon treats for Kids
There are some children who don’t relish watermelon, and some who indulge in it. These treats are ideal for both of the categories.
Watermelon Tomato Cooler
To prepare this, you require one cup of watermelon divided into several pieces, three tomatoes, two tablespoons of sugar, one piece of ginger, five mint leaves and a half slice of lemon.
Recipe- Grind the tomato and the watermelon in the mixer along with a slice of ginger and add sugar to it. Transfer the smoothie to a tall serving glass and squeeze lemon juice. Crush the mint leaves and serve chilled.
Watermelon Onion Salad
Another lip- smacking dish that is worth trying is watermelon onion salad. For this, you require one cup of watermelon divided into several pieces, one onion, one tablespoon of salt and black pepper for enhanced taste.
Recipe- Chop the onions lengthwise and add the small pieces of watermelon pieces, add salt and pepper to taste, add lemon for taste. Serve it chilled.
Watermelon Strawberry Crush
For this, you require two cups of watermelon divided into different pieces, five strawberries, half tablespoon of ginger juice, two tablespoons of sugar, ice, strawberry jelly.
Recipe- To prepare this, you need to prepare puree of watermelon, add strawberries and sugar to it. Add the ginger juice and mix the solution well. To make it yummier, add strawberries along with the ice. Deep freeze the squash and serve chilled during the summer.
Why Watermelon is called as a wonder fruit?
Here, we cite the examples where the mommies have called this fruit as a savior. Rupa Shah, “ My toddler has a sweet tooth, she used to drink lots of juices, but I have to make her pause somewhere so I tried the above- mentioned watermelon squash in order to make her skip sugary processed drinks, it worked as a miracle for me.”
Another example, Rajni Kumari, “ I think coaxing your child to eat colorful fruits require a game plan. I made a puree out of it and added in muffin instead of sugar. My child couldn’t resist eating it.”
In the end, we would like to conclude that since your child is still small so building up his/her immunity is your duty and watermelon acts as a precursor to it.
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