Mangoes are a favourite fruit for everybody, including babies, toddlers, teens and adults alike. This seasonal fruit is packed with taste and nutrition and can be given to kids in myriad ways. Nutritional value of mangoes consist of good amounts of healthy calories, vitamins A, C, certain antioxidants, and good fiber. And so, it makes complete sense to eat mangoes at every stage of your life – from being an infant to an adult. For moms, getting their children to eat nutritious food may be a task. So let us suggest some mango recipes for kids.
Benefits of mangoes
Calories in mangoes can be energy-giving for growing kids and makes for a good meal or snack idea. Vitamin A prevents infections and builds immunity. Vitamin C helps in maintaining healthy skin and gum health. Antioxidants found in mangoes help maintain immunity, gut, skin and eye health too. Fiber helps combat constipation in kids and also ensures regular bowel movements.
Can be combined with avocado or banana or even cooked carrot or rice for variety in texture and flavor at this age.
Cold soft fruit pieces of mango helps during teething too as they are tasty and soothing all at once.
2. For children who are 9-12 months
Use 50 ml of curd and 50 grams mango pulp
Blend them and serve in a straw cup or with a spoon. If thick enough, it helps sensory development to take place by allowing them to scoop it up with their hands and eat. It might get messy, but learning is fun for them.
To this above mixture, you can even add any one type of nut powder of choice to add extra calories and texture.