Watermelon is the perfect treat for a hot summer afternoon. August 3rd is National Watermelon day and we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite healthy watermelon treats. This popular summer fruit is made up of 90% water. Each bite is filled with the perfect sweetness without worrying about the natural sugar overload.

Every time we go to the grocery store, I am tempted to grab a watermelon. In the past, we had a hard time eating it all before it went bad. Right now I also have to contend with a super small refrigerator that is currently full.

42 Healthy Watermelon Recipes for National Watermelon Day

42 Healthy Watermelon Recipes

Here are 42 healthy watermelon recipes to try just in time for National Watermelon Day:

Drinks

Watermelon Slushy

Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon Detox Water

Watermelon Ice

Simple Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie

Strawberry Watermelon Mint Infused Water

Watermelon Limeade

Watermelon Green Tea Refresher

Watermelon Peach Smoothie

Entrees

Strawberry Watermelon Chicken Salad

Seared Salmon with Watermelon, Tomato, and Avocado Salsa

Watermelon, Avocado, and Spinach Salad (add chicken for protein)

Grilled Watermelon & Basalmic Chicken

Bourbon Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Peach Watermelon Salsa

Marinated Grilled Chicken with Cucumber-Watermelon Salsa

Sides

Watermelon Feta Mint Skewers

Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon, Cucumber, and Feta Salad

Watermelon Caprese Salad with Basalmic Glaze

Watermelon, Feta, and Arugula Salad


Watermelon Caprese Salad with Basalmic Glaze

Grilled Watermelon, Feta, and Basil Salad

Cucumber, Basil, and Watermelon Salad

Watermelon, Strawberry, and Feta Salad

Vietnamese Watermelon Salad

Fresh Mozzarella Watermelon Skewers with Honey Lime Drizzle

Spicy Watermelon and Avocado Salad

Watermelon Mango Pico de Gallo

Desserts

Skinny Watermelon Sorbet

Salted Dark Chocolate Watermelon Slices

Kiwi Watermelon Fruit Popsicles 

Watermelon Pizza

Berry Watermelon Fruit Salad

Watermelon Fruit Sparklers

Watermelon Hedgehog

Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles

Honey-Glazed Grilled Watermelon

Watermelon Ice Pops

Cherry Watermelon Sorbet

Chocolate-Covered Watermelon Bites

Vegan Watermelon Ice Cream

No Bake Watermelon Cake

Growing up I remember eating Watermelon on a hot summer day. My grandmother used to bring home fresh watermelon from my great grandfather’s farm. Plus, there was plenty of other fresh goodies every year too. Watermelon was always one of my favorite summer fruits and now that I am older I don’t eat it very often. We just don’t like wasting food and I refuse to pay for chopped up watermelon at the grocery store.

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After finding all of these healthy watermelon recipes, I think I might splurge and go pick up a watermelon so that I can try a few of these recipes. Plus, it would be fun to celebrate national watermelon day with the family too.

Do you enjoy eating watermelon? Which of these recipes do you want to try on National Watermelon Day?