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Mango jungle theme treats break the snack time rut

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For parents, snack time can fall into a rut. Kids like the sweet, crunchy high carb options. Parents opt for fruits that pack a big nutritional punch. A great compromise is a jungle theme treat highlighting mangos.

Mangos are a sweet treat that are packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals. At just 100 calories a cup, kids get tons of nutrition and energy from this versatile fruit. Any time of year, a mango can turn the simple snack into a fun, delicious treat.

The National Mango Board has created fun jungle-themed treats to take families out of their snack-time ruts. They’re ready in minutes and easy enough for kids to help prepare.

Jungle Shortcake in a Jar

  • 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2tablespoon honey
  • 1cup cubed store-bought angel food cake
  • 2 cup cubed ripe mango
  • 4 glass jars (8 oz)

Instructions:

Mix Greek yogurt and honey in a small mixing bowl until evenly combined. Place cake cubes in the bottom of each jar to form a solid layer. Top with mango cubes and a large dollop (2-3 tablespoons) of the Greek yogurt mixture on top of the mango cubes. Add another layer of cake cubes. Top with another layer of yogurt and mango cubes. Serve.

In the Wild Kababs

  • 4 wooden skewers
  • 4 large strawberries, hulled
  • 1 teaspoon store-bought vanilla frosting
  • 8 mini chocolate chips
  • 1 large ripe mango, peeled, pitted, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 store-bought brownies, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 12 green grapes

Instructions:

Cut a slit in each strawberry head and add a very small piece of mango for the tongue. Place two dots of vanilla frosting on the top of each strawberry head. Put two mini-chocolate chips in the center of the white dots for the eyes. Thread the strawberry head on the wooden skewers and alternate threading the mango and brownie cubes behind it. Thread three grapes on the end of each skewer for the snake tail.

If your family is ready to add more mango to your snack time, check out all the recipes at www.mango.org.

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