I love mangos! I was born in Mexico and remember buying them on street corners. Covered in chile, like those street vendors sold them, is still my favorite way to eat them.
Did You Know? Mangos are an excellent source of vitamins C and A, both important antioxidant nutrients. Vitamin C promotes healthy immune function and collagen formation. Vitamin A is important for vision and bone growth.
Mangos are a good source of dietary fiber. Diets low in fat and high in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables are associated with a reduced risk of some types of cancer. Mangos contain over 20 different vitamins and minerals. What great reasons for enjoying mangos with the kids!
Our family enjoyed a shipment of mangos and a Mango Eats & Treats (Family Friendly Recipes with a Tropical Twist) Cookbook. I asked my girls to look through the book and pick a recipe they wanted to make. The first one we made was Mango Yogurt Parfaits.
We layered pureed mango, vanilla Greek yogurt, mango chunks and granola.
My daughter Joy wanted to tell you how to make them in her own words:
She also had fun making Peanut Butter, Mango, & Honey Roll Ups:
This was such a fun alternative to a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. She spread flour tortillas with peanut butter, squeezed a little honey on, sprinkled some cinnamon and walnuts, added the mango slices and then rolled them up.
It was so much fun to try new mango recipes. One of my readers who comments below will win a cookbook containing these recipes and many more. In the mean time, if you’re looking for great mango recipes, check out www.mango.org. They feature a different recipe each week!
The National Mango Board challenged me to spend a week creating healthier eating and snacking habits for my family. Join the conversation and one of my readers will receive a cookbook and a chance to win a shipment of mangos and $200 gift card to Williams-Sonoma.