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Melons: Added nutrition that the whole family will love!

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So watermelons are wrapping up for being in season at the moment - but I have gotten so many of them in my farm share within the last few weeks and I am absolutely LOVING it!

As a mom, I know we always want the best for our kids and try to ensure they get the right nutrients in their bodies – but sometimes it is hard for the kids and yourself to agree on what is best.

The compromise (at least one of them) – WATERMELONS!

Kids just want something that tastes GREAT! Mom and Dad want something the kids will eat but has some great nutrition in it. You want to make sure that you are giving them the right vitamins, minerals, and fiber that their growing bodies need. Watermelon (and other melons) meet these criteria.

Watermelon is a fun, nutritious way to make sure active kids don't get dehydrated; it's 92 percent water. This is one of the side benefits of serving your children fruit. Most kids I know aren’t the biggest fans of drinking water. This can help make sure they are hydrated throughout the day.

A two-cup serving of watermelon is an excellent source of vitamins A, beta-carotene, B6 and C, and it provides 7 percent of the recommended daily value of potassium, with only 80 calories.