A cool and refreshing snack to help you celebrate August 3rd National Watermelon Day!
By: Jodie Shield, RDN
Anyway you slice it, watermelon is healthy and de-lish! Grab some cookie cutters, but skip the baking. Your kids are going to have a blast making and devouring watermelon cutouts. Simply slice up some ripe, juicy watermelon and let your kids use their imaginations (and cookie cutters) to create stars, hearts, and action figures – whatever shapes they love. I like to use any leftovers to make Watermelon Fizz – a super-cool, refreshing beverage perfect to sip during the lazy, dog days of summer. Check out my picnic-friendly Watermelon Fruit Bowl Salad which is on my iTunes app Time To Eat Healthy.
Makes 32 servings
Preparation Time = As long as your kids want!
Cooking Time = None
1 seedless watermelon
Assortment of 2-inch cookie cutters
- Slice the watermelon in half.
- Cut each watermelon half into about 2 to 2 ½ inch slices. Remove the rinds from each slice.
- Give your child a slice of watermelon and let them use a cookie cutter to create shapes and designs.
Nutrition Information (per 1/16 of a melon): 86 calories, 2 grams protein, 22 grams carbohydrate, 0.5 grams fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 1 gram dietary fiber, 3 milligrams sodium