The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and the grass is getting greener. Not only is March the start of the spring season, but it’s also National Nutrition Month, making it the perfect time to refresh your mind and body, starting with healthy eating.
A spring green salad gets an added dose of flavor and nutrients when you toss on fresh cut watermelon cubes or slices. Watermelon is a source of vitamins A, B6 and C, lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. At 92 percent water, it also helps keep you hydrated with each juicy bite.
This National Nutrition Month, hit the reset button on your health by opting for a salad topped with convenient fresh cuts of watermelon. Try one of these tasty combinations or create your own!
- Go global: Put a sweet and crunchy spin on traditional Greek salads or take Japanese flavors to the next level with fresh watermelon cubes.
- Back to basics: Salads don’t need to be complicated to be delicious. Use a few simple ingredients to create a mouth-watering caprese salad or quick watermelon and parmesan pairing.
- Great grains: Pair juicy watermelon with whole grains to add a rich taste and texture to your salad. Layer ingredients for an Ancient Grain Salad or toss them together in this Lemony Quinoa dish.
- Powerful pairings: Watermelon’s flavors pair perfectly with dark leafy greens and other nutritional powerhouses. You can’t beat this Red Hot Beet Salad or Pomegranate Toss Salad if you’re looking for extra vitamins and nutrients.
Spring into salad season and celebrate National Nutrition Month with a heathy helping of watermelon.
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