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Melissa O'Brien

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Aug 13th, 2018

Mangos are not only nutritious, they are also delicious! Mango is one super hero fruit, which packs in over 20 different vitamins and minerals. One cup of fresh mangos delivers 100% of your daily vitamin C. Available year-round; mangos bring a burst of tropical flavor to any dish. Kids and adults of all ages will enjoy incorporating more mangos into their diet with the tips below:
1. Snack Attack
Let’s face it, kids and adults are hungry after a long school or work day. Offer the family a bowl of fresh fruit that includes mangos as a light snack before dinner. Having fresh cut fruit, will likely deter family members from seeking out the more unhealthy choices in the pantry. Mangos can be enjoyed with salt, lime juice or chili powder for a unique flavor experience. Looking for a time savor? Check out the Jewel-Osco produce section for fresh cut mangos that are ready to eat.
2. Mangos in Main Dishes
Mango is a perfect complement to lean protein dishes. Mango salsa or slaw is great with chicken, pork and fish. Try Aesha Curry’s kid friendly Baked Chicken Tenders with Mango Rainbow Slaw recipe below. The whole family will surely enjoy this bright and colorful meal. In addition, Mangos can help balance the starch of rice, beans and corn in your side dishes.
3. Brighten with Mangos
Brighten up condiments with Mango. Mango’s sweetness enhances the richness of creamy guacamole or adds additional sweetness to a barbeque sauce. Mangoes are a perfect ingredient for marinades for meat and vegetables because of their natural tenderizing properties.

Visit Mango.org for more mango-licious tips and recipes!
Source: Mango.org
Samantha Woulfe MS, RD, LDN

Aeysha Curry’s Oven Baked Chicken Tenders with Mango Rainbow Slaw

Chicken Tenders
o 1 pound boneless skinless chicken tenders
o 1 1/2 to 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
o 2/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
o 1/2 cup mayonnaise
o 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
o 1/2 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
o 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
o 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
o 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
o Salt and pepper, to taste

Slaw
o 1 mango, peeled and julienned
o 1/2 purple cabbage, shredded
o 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and julienned
o 2 large carrots, peeled and julienned
o 1/2 lime, juiced
o 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
o 1 tablespoon maple syrup
o Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Add panko and parmesan into a shallow dish, stir and set aside.
2. In a bowl, add mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, parsley, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Take chicken tenders and coat them into the wet mixture before gently rolling into panko and parmesan mixture, making sure that the entire chicken tender is coated well. Place chicken tenders on prepared baking dish (a wire rack baking pan is best.) Cook in a preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through.
3. In a large bowl, add shredded cabbage, bell pepper, mango, and carrots.
4. In a small bowl, add lime, vinegar, syrup, salt, and pepper. Whisk to combine. Drizzle the lime mixture over the slaw and toss to coat.

Recipe courtesy of Ayesha Curry on behalf of the National Mango Board

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