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Refreshing Watermelon Salad!

Summer months are approaching and this salad is the best way to welcome the warmer days! As watermelon comes into season, what better way to eat it than in this refreshing salad? It takes less than 5 minutes to put together and the result is something super impressive!


Adding mint into this salad not only adds a lovely freshness that pairs super well with the feta and watermelon, it's also got tons of health benefits! It's got tons of antioxidant qualities and is packed with Vitamins A, B2 and C! It is also great for improving allergies due to its anti-inflammatory qualities, and can relieve nausea and headaches. Mint is also fantastic for easing digestive problems like stomach aches and indigestion by relieving discomfort caused by gas and bloating. Mint also has some cooling properties which makes it great for relieving insect bites, rashes and sunburns. It's also a great breath freshener (no wonder gum is mint flavored! Try chewing a few mint leaves - it'll work!


Did you know that 90% of watermelon is made up of water? We all talk about the importance of staying hydrated, but there's always unique ways of getting in your water intake other than by drinking water! Try to eat foods that are high in water content, like watermelon, cucumbers, cantaloupe, strawberries, lettuce and celery!


Watermelon also contains lycopene, which is a carotenoid that has tons of antioxidant activity. Lycopene has been demonstrated to decrease the risk of stroke and cancer.


Adding pistachios to this salad is a surefire way to add a delicious crunch to this salad, plus they're super good for you! Pistachios have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, particularly for those with Type 2 diabetes. They also reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and are rich in antioxidants!



If you recreate this recipe, be sure to post it on Instagram and tag us @lorrainekearneynutrition; we love to see you eating delicious, nutritious foods!

Watermelon Salad

Preparation: 5 mins


Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 cups watermelon, cubed

  • 8-10 mint leaves, chiffonade

  • 3 tablespoons feta, crumbled

  • 2 tablespoons pistachios, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl and top with some reserved feta and pistachios for presentation. Enjoy!

Remember, eating healthy doesn't have to look boring!

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