Kid-friendly meals with a tropical twist
Is your family tired of eating the same thing for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Not sure if trying a new recipe fits into your busy schedule? It's easier than you think to break out of the usual routine, especially when you have these quick, kid-friendly recipes that bring a taste of the tropics to your meals.
Mangos make the difference in these recipes -- adding a splash of color and vibrant flavor to a savory breakfast burrito, hot panini or a tasty salmon and veggie dinner. And adding mango to the menu provides plenty of good nutrition. Mangos are an excellent source of vitamins C and A. Vitamin C promotes healthy immune function, while vitamin A is important for vision and bone growth.
For more quick and easy recipes for your busy weeknights, visit www.mango.org.
Chicken and Mango Panini
|1/2||loaf Italian bread, (8, 1/2-inch||slices)|
|8||slices deli-sliced mozzarella|
|1/2||cup whole basil leaves|
|1/2||red onion, sliced thin|
|1||large mango, peeled, pitted, and sliced thin|
|2||cooked chicken breasts (about 1 pound total), sliced thin|
Layer half of the cheese on 4 slices of bread; divide basil, red onion, mango, chicken and remaining cheese among bread slices. Top with second slice of bread.
Heat grill pan, panini press or large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat; spray with non-stick cooking spray. Place 2 sandwiches in pan (close lid or weigh down sandwiches in skillet with heavy pot). Cook sandwiches until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted, about 4 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining sandwiches.
Making Panini Without a Press
Don't have a panini press? No worries -- you just need a non-stick pan and one of these everyday items:
|*||Cast iron skillet|
|*||Tea kettle weighted down with water|
|*||Brick wrapped in aluminum foil|
|*||Pot, weighted down with canned goods|
All you need to do is:
|*||Preheat the non-stick pan.|
|*||Spray the bottom skillet with non-stick cooking spray.|
|*||Spray bottom of weighted object with non-stick cooking spray, place on top of sandwich.|