Foods & Recipes for Hydration: Fruits & Veggies with High Water Content

Aug 23 2019

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Drinking water is important, but eating it is way more fun! Today, we're shouting out some fruits and veggies that will keep you hydrated due to their high water content. (BTW, you should still drink plenty of H2O!) Oodles of refreshing recipes ahead…

Strawberries

1 cup halved: 49 calories, 0.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 2mg sodium, 11.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 7.5g sugars, 1g protein

FreestyleSmartPoints® value 0*

We're pretty much always excited to eat strawberries, and we bet you are too! (Unless you're allergic, in which case, scroll on. We've got plenty more good stuff for ya.)

Cucumbers

1 cup sliced: 16 calories, <0.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 2mg sodium, 4g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 1.5g sugars, 0.5g protein

FreestyleSmartPoints® value 0*

Cucumbers are practically edible H2O! Try them as bread swaps, spiralize them, or mix ‘em into your fruit salad…

Watermelon

1 cup diced: 46 calories, <0.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 2mg sodium, 11.5g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 9.5g sugars, 1g protein

FreestyleSmartPoints® value 0*

Hello, water is right there in the name! Watermelon is delicious as is, but why not take things up a notch?

Zucchini

1 medium: 33 calories, 0.5g total fat (<0.5g sat fat), 16mg sodium, 6g carbs, 2g fiber, 5g sugars, 2.5g protein

FreestyleSmartPoints® value 0*

We have a bazillion zucchini recipes in our arsenal, and these four are extra delish!

Iceberg Lettuce

1 cup shredded: 10 calories, <0.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 7mg sodium, 2g carbs, 1g fiber, 1.5g sugars, 0.5g protein

FreestyleSmartPoints® value 0*

It's not the trendiest of greens, but it’s certainly at the top of the list when it comes to high water content. Grab a head, for old time's sake…

4 More High-Water Foods for Hydration-Packed Snacking 

Celery: For a classic snack with a low-calorie spin, stuff your stalks with powdered peanut butter mixed with water! And here’s a hot idea: Dip celery sticks in light cream cheese spiked with Frank's RedHot sauce… It’s like a mini Buffalo wing fix!

Oranges: Citrus fruits (like oranges!) are very hydrating and full of nutrients. Grapefruit is another good pick for snacking. (Sorry, lemons: Not this time.)

Tomatoes: A lot of liquid gets lost when you cook tomatoes… Good thing raw cherry and grape tomatoes are sweet enough to snack on!

Bell Peppers: Red, yellow, and orange peppers are all deliciously refreshing -- no cooking required. Use them in place of crackers and chips with your favorite dips, like this Southwest guacamole.

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It's August 23rd, which is National Sponge Cake Day. Sponge cake is good, but we like angel food cake better! Especially in these individual Pineapple Right-Side-Up Cakes

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