he end of mango season is upon us. And what better way to end it than with a Mango Avocado salad. This refreshing salad pairs perfectly with a sweet ginger dressing. The colors and the flavor- it was all sorts of goodness.
So this was dinner for hubs and I, as the kids enjoyed spaghetti and meatballs. We crumbled a little bit of the meatballs onto the salad- it was delish!
So lately I have been really grateful that I am not alone in the house eating the healthy stuff. Back then, it was lonely! Everyone else had the carbs, the takeout, the baked goodies and I was there with my green smoothies and salads. I almost gave up many times!
It was not until I decided to love the food that I am eating, did hubby then start showing interest. And when I started trying out recipes and innovating he was bought! So were the kids, kinda! So to have him excited that I made a salad for dinner- man! That’s awesome.
My kids, its work in progress. Sometimes they love, sometimes they don’t. I cant seem to figure out why they stick to their comfort zone and a whole lot less adventorous with food as they would be with other things in the house. I guess they are just kids!
So for now we hope that that through demonstration, they shall also pick up good eating habits. I am so glad healthy food does not have to be boring. Like this salad! Full of goodness: vitamins, antioxidants, phytonutrients and good fat. It is a must try!
[lt_recipe name=”Mango Avocado Salad with Sweet Ginger Dressing ” servings=”4″ prep_time=”15 MINUTES” total_time=”15 MINUTES” difficulty=”Easy” print=”yes” ingredients=”For the salad:;4 cups loosely shredded lettuce;1 cup mango cubes;1 cup dices red bell pepper;1 medium cucumber, middle pitted chopped into quarter rounds;1/2 avocado, cubed;2 tablespoons slivered almonds;2 tablespoons dried cranberries;1 tablespoon chopped walnuts;;For the dressing;1/4 cup olive oil;1/4 cup rice vinegar;3 tablespoons honey;1 tablespoon grated ginger;pinch of sea salt ;pinch of black pepper;” ]Add all the salad ingredients into a bowl and toss to mix. ;In a separate bowl add all the dressing ingredients and whisk to combine;In a large bowl plate the salad and drizzle the dressing. Serve immediately and enjoy! [/lt_recipe]