Mango Hedgehogs

February 2, 2008 at 6:18 pm 6 comments

Bella LOVES it when we have “mango hedgehogs”. These cute little fruity animals are made by slicing off the 2 sides of the mango opposing the core, scoring them almost to the skin in a grid-like fashion, and “flipping” them inside out. Sprinkle a little lime on top for some kick…and dig in. Literally. Mangoes are meant to be a messy food…pick them up with your hands and eat the soft flesh right off the skin with your mouth. Yes, you will get messy and drippy, but that is part of the fun.

You can also freeze mango chunks for a delicious mango/pineapple/banana/almond milk tropical smoothie. Unfortunately, I have recently discovered that I am allergic to mangoes….even though I used to eat them. Booo hoo! So, I will live vicariously through my daughter. Eat away, little one. Yum!


Entry filed under: Fruits and Veggies, Raw.

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  • 1. Danielle  |  February 2, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    I freeze mango cubes for my little twin boys (almost 9 mo. old) and they love them! Mangoes have anti-viral properties, so I figure it’s especially good to eat in winter. I love mangoes in smoothies too.

  • 2. Sarah B.  |  February 2, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Just thought I’d mention here, since you pointed out the sad fact that you’re allergic to mango that I have treated with an all-natural, “allegry elimination technique” for over a year now. I’ve struggled with allergies of all kinds for 10 years, but a year ago, my allergy symptoms went absolutely haywire. I knew I had to do something, but I was not okay with the current option offered by western medicine to people with severe allergies. My chiropractor told me about his wife, also a chiropractor, who practices this technique to eliminate allergies. And yes, it really does eliminate the allergy, not just treat the symptoms. It has been a very long and sometimes challenging road, but I praise the Lord every day for this technique which works with my body in the way God designed it. Anyway, here’s the link to the technique’s website:

    I’d be sad, too, if I was allergic to mangoes…they’re so delicious!

  • 3. Sarah B.  |  February 2, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Okay, BIG oops on my part on my previous post!! I put .org instead of .com and that is a totally different website, something about electrical parts! Whoops! So HERE is the correct website:

  • 4. sara  |  February 3, 2008 at 1:02 am

    Thanks for the ideas for feeding little ones!

  • 5. em  |  February 3, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    this is how we eat mangos in australia! i didn’t realise until i showed a friend here that it is not the ‘normal’ way to eat them 😉
    i love that you call them hedgehogs – ivy is going to love that.

  • 6. heather  |  May 30, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    I just noticed that you’re allergic to mangoes, ugh. Me too. My lips swell and blister and my throat itches and burns, so no more mangoes for me. Do you also avoid cashews and pistachios? I’m suuuuper allergic to poison ivy, and they’re all in the same family…


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