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Fun Ways to Eat Mangos
Mangos are a healthy snack that tastes great any time of the day. Enjoy sliced mango all by itself or get creative and make boring foods exciting with the exotic mango. Looking for some ideas? Our Mango Eats & Treats cookbook is chock full of recipes that will bring a taste of sunshine to meals with your family.
Want more inspiration? Check out our other kid-friendly recipe suggestions or try some of these mango-licious ideas!
Just For Fun
Mango Mash: It's fun. It's messy. It's a blast. It’s how kids all over the world eat mangos. Take a ripe mango that's slightly soft. With enough pressure to mash the mango's insides but not so much that you break the skin, start squeezing and rolling the mango until it feels like the flesh inside is broken down. Have someone cut off the tip top of the mango and then suck out the pulp and juice. It's like drinking a mango smoothie with nothing but pure mango flavor. Watchsome kids mango mashing and pick up some tips!
Note to adults: This is a fun way to get your kids to eat their important fruit servings, but use caution if your kids are super-sensitive to poison ivy as there might be a slight reaction from the mango skin. If you’re concerned they may have a reaction, peel back the skin where they will drink the juice. Most people who are allergic to mango skin can still enjoy the yummy mango flesh.
As a Snack
Mango Kabobs: Put a mango cube or two on a toothpick, dip in yogurt and enjoy!
Mango Icepops: Puree fresh cut mango in a blender or food processor. Pour into ice cube trays, stick in a popsicle stick or toothpick and freeze. Voila! Mango icepops!
Mango Bites: Press mini cookie cutters shaped like hearts, stars, circles or squares into wide slices of mango. Bite-sized mango shapes!
Mango Breakfast Confetti: Scatter diced mango bits over waffles or pancakes.
Mango Breakfast Smoothie: Make a yummy smoothieby mixing mango with low-fat yogurt and ice cubes in a blender.
Mango Roll Ups: Slice mango into thin strips and roll upwith a slice of deli meat, such as ham or turkey.
Mango Splash: Give any meal some color with fresh, bright yellow/orange mango. Drizzle mango puree over grilled or sautéed chicken, pork or fish. Toss mango chunks into a fruit salad or a green salad.
Mango Maniac: Mix chopped mango with vanilla frozen yogurt. Scoop into a ball, top with mango puree, and garnish with mango chunks skewered on toothpicks.
Check out these videos and you can be a chef and Mash a Mango, create a tasty Mango Parfait, and skewer Mango Stackers as a snack!
- Taste of the Tropics Mango Kids Wrap: Looking for a healthy and fun recipe to make for your little ones? Try this kid-friendly wrap.
- Meet a Mango Video: Watch as kids and their friend Chef Allen Susser pick, smell and taste mangos, sharing all the fun with you along the way.
- Make a Mango Parfait: Chef Allen Susser teaches you to make a parfait with fresh mango, yogurt and granola.
- Make a Mango Stacker: Have fun making this tasty snack with your parents by stacking mangos and other fruit on toothpicks!