Surprise your kids with a taste of the tropics! With just three main ingredients and ready in ten minutes, this is the easiest homemade healthy addition to breakfasts and snacks ever!
This simple and delicious and mango avocado toast is super easy, super healthy, and so fancy!
Your kids will love this change from being served the same 'ol breakfast! It really is the best!
Or, serve it as a snack and substitute plantain chips for toast!
Oh, and if you pair mango avocado toast with a scrambled (or hard boiled) egg, yogurt or a cup of milk, the meal is complete! So easy!
WHAT IS AVOCADO TOAST?
Am I the only one who asked "what is avocado toast and why is it so popular?" when it first became a thing? I mean, if taken literally, it doesn't sound like something that anyone would ever rave about.
But, wow - little did I realize how much you can really do with it!
In the most basic sense, avocado toast is toast topped with mashed avocado, salt, pepper, and citrus.
But, by adding and substituting a few simple ingredients, you can really take avocado and toast to the next level!
It's so easy - even your kids could assemble their own!
WHAT IS MANGO?
Mango is a tropical stone fruit with orange flesh.
The most commonly found mango in the United States is called Tommy Atkins (this name was news to me!). In our grocery stores, I have found Tommy Atkins, Keitt, and Ataulfo mangos.
If you can find a few varieties of mango, consider getting one of each and do a fun little taste test with your kids to see which is their favorite!
Thankfully, any type of mango will work wonderfully in this recipe!
ARE MANGOS GOOD FOR YOU?
Yes! Mangos are full of vitamins (most notable vitamins C and A, minerals, antioxidants (hello, polyphenols!) and fiber.
In fact, according the National Mango Board, mangos contain over 20 different vitamins and minerals!
ARE AVOCADOS GOOD FOR YOU?
Yes, avocados are so good for you! Avocados are not only full of vitamins and minerals, but they also happen to be an excellent source of healthy monounsaturated fats!
Avocados are also an excellent source of fiber. In fact, there is about 3g of fiber per serving (~⅓ of an avocado).
p.s. if you love avocados (who doesn't?!), you've got to try my amazing guacamole recipe!
HOW CAN I TELL WHEN AN AVOCADO IS RIPE?
A ripe avocado will be slightly soft to the touch (when gentle pressure is applied), but not mushy.
Also, if you are able to flick the little stem off easily and the small round spot under the stem is green, the avocado should be ripe!
WHAT TYPE OF BREAD IS GOOD TO USE?
The first time you make this for your kids, I would use whatever bread they are used to being served. Too many changes at a time can throw some kids way off.
Then, consider working your way to using true sourdough bread (like what you would find in a bakery) or a hearty whole grain bread to really give this mango avocado toast a firm foundation.
And, of course, if your child has food allergies, use whatever bread is safe for them to eat.
What can I use instead of bread?
Plantain chips! Really, the flavor and sturdiness of a plantain chip makes it a perfect base for serving fresh avocado and mango. Your kids will think this is the best snack ever!
WHAT IS TAJIN SEASONING?
I asked this exact question when I was first introduced to Tajin in Costa Rica about four years ago. The native's we met sprinkled Tajin on mangos and ate it like candy!
The ingredient list for Tajin is simple: chili powder, dehydrated lime, and salt. This delicious chili lime seasoning is becoming more and more popular. In fact, I just spotted it at Aldi!
Other chili lime seasonings will work just as well! In fact, Trader Joe's version is also quite tasty!
Now, if your kids are not very adventurous with food or are super sensitive to even a hint of spice, I would start by sprinkling just a small amount of the chili lime seasoning on the corner of the mango avocado toast before serving... or leave it out altogether.
Mango Avocado Toast
- 1 mango peeled and sliced thin
- 1 avocado mashed
- 4 slices bread see notes
- Tajin to taste. optional, see notes
- Lightly toast bread in a toaster or toaster oven
- While bread is toasting, peel and slice mango
- Cut mango slices into small pieces and set aside
- Mash avocado in a separate small bowl (see notes)
- Carefully remove toast from the toaster oven and let cool slightly
- Spread each slice of toast with about ¼ of the mashed avocado
- Distribute mango pieces evenly over the avocado topped pieces of toast
- Lightly sprinkle Tajin over the mango (optional, but highly recommended!)