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It Takes Two to Mango

Did you know that more fresh mangoes are eaten around the world every day than any other fruit? They come in numerous sizes, shapes and colors (yellow, orange, red, and green). In many countries, giving someone a basket of mangoes is considered a gesture of friendship 🙂

Mangoes have a wide range of health benefits due to having high amounts of vitamin A and vitamin C. Just 1 cup of mango contains 35% of your daily value for vitamin A and 100% of your vitamin C. Vitamin A is an antioxidant that fights inflammation, and it also aids in brain function, skin, heart, kidney, and lung health. Vitamin C helps protect against cardiovascular disease, immune system deficiencies, eye disease, and even helps the skin. With only 100 calories in 1 cup of mango this can be a great snack and ingredient to add to your fun summer dishes.

If you are wondering how you can incorporate mangoes into your daily life, here are some fun ideas to try before the summer ends! (find recipes at the websites listed in parenthesis)

  • Mango Sorbet (Brit + Co)
  • Grilled Mango with Jalapeño (Food Network)
  • BBQ Chicken and Mango Quesadillas (Jo Cooks)
  • Mango Chia Popsicles (Jelly Toast)
  • Honey Mango Dipping Sauce (The Cozy Apron)
  • Green Mango Salad (Food for My Family)
  • Mango Salsa (Cookie and Kate)

Mangoes are so nutrient dense, they have multiple health benefits. They aid in healthy immune function, normalizing blood pressure, good vision and strong bones. Mangoes also help protect against lung, mouth, colon, breast and prostate cancers. So, next time you’re in the produce isle pick up a few mangoes and try a new recipe!


From a Dietitian’s Kitchen – Shrimp Fajitas with Mango Slaw

Break up your summer dinner routine with this sweet mango and zesty lime shrimp fajita recipe. The fajitas and slaw were really easy and quick to prepare. My family loved the slaw with fresh summer mango and cilantro for a taste twist. Helpful mango tip: cut the mango in half around the pit and run it over the lip of a drinking glass to scoop the fruit out!


Shrimp Fajitas

½ t kosher salt

½ t paprika

¼ t garlic powderFullSizeRender (2)

¼ t ground cumin

¼ t ground red pepper

¾ lb large peeled and deveined shrimp

3 T canola oil, divided

2 C vertically sliced onion

1 ½ C sliced red bell pepper

8 (6-inch) flour tortillas

½ C crema Mexicana or sour cream

1 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced (optional)

Lime wedges


1. Combine first 5 ingredients in medium bowl. Add shrimp; toss to coat.

2. Heat 1½ tablespoons oil in a large cast iron skillet over high heat. Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes or until shrimp are done. Remove shrimp from skillet.

3. Add remaining 1½ tablespoons oil to pan. Add onion and cook, stirring often, 2 minutes. Add bell pepper and cook, stirring often, 4 minutes or until softened. Remove skillet from heat and add shrimp, tossing to combine.

4. Top tortillas with shrimp mixture, crema, and jalapeño slices, if desired. Serve with lime wedges. Makes 4 servings.


Mango-Lime Slaw

¼ C mayonnaiseFullSizeRender (1)

1 T sugar

2 T canola oil

2 T fresh lime juice

½ t kosher salt

4 C shredded coleslaw mix

¼ C chopped fresh cilantro

1 ripe mango, peeled and finely chopped


Whisk together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Add coleslaw, cilantro, and mango; toss well to coat. Makes 4 servings. -CB