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07/11/2014 05:58 EDT | Updated 07/12/2014 11:59 EDT

Watermelon Recipes: Salads, Drinks To Try All Week

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WHAT WE'RE COOKING THIS WEEK: Watermelon

Nothing says summer like a juicy piece of watermelon. This fresh fruit AND vegetable (talk about a busy piece of produce) has about 30 calories for every 100 grams. And while it is heavily water-based (91.5 per cent), it has about 13 per cent of your daily vitamin C intake and 11 per cent of your daily intake of vitamin A.

In fact, July is also National Watermelon Month and you should be happy to know this tasty treat can relieve muscle soreness and may even help your body protect itself against heart disease and cancer.

And in case you missed it, last week we packed broccoli.

WEEKLY SHOPPING LIST:

Here's what you need to buy this week, while the other necessary ingredients (like pepper, salt and oils) are likely already in your kitchen.

  • Watermelon
  • Rice vinegar
  • Feat cheese
  • Mint leaves
  • Blue cheese
  • Prosciutto
  • Basil leaves
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Blueberries
  • Roma tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Jalapeno
  • Cilantro
  • Lime juice

Pack It: Watermelon

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