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!