Warmer weather is on the way, and it's almost time for everyone's favorite summertime treat: watermelon. Deena Shanker is the Healthy Food Editor at BuzzFeed, and she stopped by to share creative ideas for making the most of the versatile fruit.
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Watermelons are coming to be known as "the pumpkins of the summer" for their popularity as a seasonal flavor and for their carvability. From functional creations like a watermelon basket that will hold a fruit salad to fanciful watermelon flowers that can serve as a centerpiece, it's possible to turn a watermelon into an array of shapes.
To make watermelon even more fun for the kids to eat, try skewering a slice onto a Popsicle stick. "The big problem with watermelon for kids is the stickiness factor, and this treat fixes that," Deena says. Another great idea? Use watermelon as a healthy alternative to ice cream by placing a scoop of the fruit into a traditional ice cream come.Read More »from Watermelon: The Pumpkins of Summer