Darlington’s fifteen months old, and we’re over the baby’s “first foods” limitations. Now, it’s all about maintaining a healthy diet and making sure we try to stay away from preservatives. This can get tricky during soccer and football seasons because it’s just so easy to grab stadium food and call it a day. So, we’ve continued to freeze some of Darlington’s favorite snacks and toss them in an insulated travel bag, perfect for on-the-go meal times.
One of her favorite go-to snacks are mangos, loaded with vitamin A and carotenoids. As many moms know, carotenoids are great for reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease, and they’ve also been proven to keep the common cold at bay.
Mangos are low in fat and calories but high in fiber, vitamins B and C, iron, potassium, and protein. Darlington started eating them at ten months old, after she tried every vegetable known to baby, and now, mangos are in our monthly rotation. Plus, mama likes to use pureed mangos in her yogurt and oatmeal. It’s the perfect snack!
- 3 ripe mangos
- Wash, peel, deseed, and mash the mango until it’s smooth.
- Add water for extra puree.
- Pour into freezable containers and enjoy for months to come!