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Monday, August 08, 2005

Dinner tonight?
Chicken, Mango & Avocado Salad

One of our readers mentioned to me she enjoyed a small serving of chicken and mango. It sounded so yummy and reminded me of a recipe I tried not long ago: Chicken, Mango & Avocado Salad with Orange Dressing. Thanks Sara for the reminder! Sara is just out of surgery and this was a healthy, wise and safe food choice for her as she transitions from soft liquids to normal foods. I hope you all enjoy this healthy WLS friendly recipe!

Mangoes, a relative of the cashew, are in season from May through September. They have a thin tough skin which is green with yellow and red mottling. They can weigh as little as 6 ounces or as much as 4 pounds. There is a large seed inside the mango so the size is deceiving. A good ripe mango will smell sweet and have juicy orange flesh.

To store a mango place a ripened fruit in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Un-ripened fruit may be ripened in a brown bag at room temperature for two days. Mangoes are rich in Vitamins A, C & D.

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