Today I have something exciting for you all. EasyBabyMeals has teamed up with four other food bloggers and we have created ‘Foodie Mamas’. In this group, one of us chooses a food ingredient, we work around that chosen ingredient and come with our recipes. These recipes get published every last Wednesday of the month.
For this month we have chosen, Mangoes”. So here we are with different recipes containing mangoes as the main ingredient.
I thought of making Mango Salsa for little ones. This is a wonderful fruity salsa for toddlers. Besides mangoes, I have added, strawberries, black grapes, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Along with these, I added little cumin powder and fresh basil to give it an added flavor and aroma. You can serve this salsa fresh as an accompaniment to other food or as is.
Mangoes are one of my favorite fruits. They are a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, folate, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, sodium, zinc, iron, manganese, and copper. Besides these, they are high in fiber. Mangos contain a higher level of carotenoids which reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. They also help in fighting the common cold. Mangoes are rich in anti-oxidants too. This wonderful fruit can be introduced to babies at the age of 8 months. Mangoes can sometimes cause diaper rash or diarrhea due to it high fiber content. So use caution while introducing mangoes to babies younger than 8 months.
The following recipe can be given to babies 1 year above. Just cut the fruit pieces small enough to avoid choking risk. For grown-ups, add little cayenne pepper, jalapeños, and onions.
- 1 ripe mango
- ⅓ cup chopped strawberries
- ⅓ cup chopped black grapes
- ⅓ cup chopped tomatoes
- ⅓ cup chopped cucumber
- 1 tsp chopped cilantro
- ½ tsp chopped fresh basil leaves
- 2 pinches of cumin powder
- ¼ tsp dried oregano
- salt to taste
- Wash and cut fruits into toddler bite size pieces. Wash peel and cut the cucumber into toddler bite size pieces as well.
- In a bowl add all the ingredients and mix them well.
- Refrigerate for 10 to 15 mins and serve.
Make sure the mango is ripe and has a sweet fruit smell.
For grown-ups, add onions, jalapenos, and pepper. You can also add some lemon juice for extra tanginess.
This was Toddler’s version of Mango Salsa from my side. Now let’s see what other ‘Foodie Mamas’ have come up with. I promise you the recipes are tempting.
- Dairy- Free Island Smoothies by Fuchsia Freezer:
Kaitie from Fuchsia Freezer made this yummy Dairy- Free Island Smoothies.
- Dairy- Free Mango Coconut Sorbet by The Busy Baker:
Chrissie from The Busy Baker created this wonderful Sorbet.
- Mango Habanero Preserve Chicken by Dinner then Desert:
Sabrina from Dinner then Desert made this amazing Mango Habanero Preserve Chicken.
- Mango Chili Glazed Shrimp by Feed Me Seymour:
Kimberly from Feed Me Seymour created these extremely yummy Mango Chili Glazed Shrimp.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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