Citrus Marinated Watermelon with Sorbet

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Sugar is needed to fuel our body and our brains, but how much sugar is too much? Can we become addicted to sugar? Are certain sugar-y foods better than others?

For anyone who has diabetes, is trying to lose weight, or is just looking to limit their overall sugar intake, it is typically recommended to choose items with less than 5g of added sugar per serving. 

While it is not physiologically possible to become addicted to sugar, some people may feel as though they are. If you have been trying to restrict sugar and feel as though you are craving it – perhaps you need it! Indulge every once in a while.

Sugar is found naturally in foods such as fruit, whole grains, and dairy. These foods also tend to have fiber, protein, and/or healthy fats which help to slow the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. Thus, these are better sugary options than say, a dessert, juice, or candy.

Choosing whole or raw fruit options, such as this watermelon dessert, will be sure to satisfy your sugar craving while offering less added sugar than traditional sweets and desserts. Enjoy! 

Leigh Galasso, RDN, CDN

Dietitian, Sisters of Charity Hospital

⏲️ Ready in: 40 mins. 
⌛  Prep: 10 mins. 
?️Servings: 16 


  • 1 small whole seedless watermelon
  • 1/2 cup Wegmans orange juice
  • Juice of one lime (about 2 Tbsp)
  • 1 Tbsp thinly sliced Wegmans mint (about 7 leaves)
  • 1 Tbsp Wegmans Granulated White Sugar
  • 2 pints Wegmans lemon sorbet

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is per serving
Protein: 1g
Fiber: 0g
Carbohydrate: 25g
Sodium: 0mg
Cholesterol: 0mg
Saturated Fat: 0g
Fat: 1g
Calories: 100


Prep melon slices: Cut ends off of watermelon. Stand watermelon on end; quarter it. Cut quarters into 1-inch thick slices. Divide slices between baking pans.

Mix orange juice, lime juice, mint, and sugar in small bowl. Pour mixture over melon slices. Chill 15 min. Turn melon slices over; chill 15 min.

Place one slice melon on plate; drizzle with 1 tsp orange juice-mint mixture. Add scoop of sorbet.

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* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe’s nutritional content

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