Grilled Mango

Grilled Mango & Avocado Salad

Grilled Mango

I made this delicious salad for lunch on Father’s Day.  I spent the day with my neighbor and her two-year old daughter since we were both without our fathers.  My father passed away in 2012 and my neighbor’s family lives in Oregon.  Her husband had to work and was off flying; he’s a pilot.  So, we hung out with each other and had a some much needed girl time.  God really places the right people around you at the right time. 

I threw this grilled mango and avocado salad together for lunch after we spent the morning at the beach.  I love using fresh whole ingredients.  It’s nothing like a simple salad with tons of flavor.  Using summer fruits in salads adds  sweetness and big flavor to every bite. 😋

I made this on a George Forman grill.  If you have a gas or charcoal grill, fire it up!  I didn’t feel like doing that much work, so I plugged in my little grill and worked it out.  Check it out below.

Grilled Mango

Notice my Florida honey?  I purchased it from Costco.  The employee there told me that if you have pollen allergies, consuming local honey could help.  According to her, local honey lessons the side effects of allergies because it exposes you to local pollen through your diet from the bees.  

That was new information to me, so I looked it up.  After a few google searches, I came across a number of articles backing her claim.  Apparently, this is common information given by many websites.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any scientific evidence or studies to support their theories.  The concept seems great though.

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If you have pollen allergies, it wouldn’t hurt to try.  I wouldn’t expect any miracles but if you already have local honey you wouldn’t lose anything.  

Regardless of the questionable allergy healing claim, honey has other amazing benefits.  Small servings could benefit a healthy diet.  Those with diabetes should avoid honey because of its high fructose concentration. 

Benefits Of Honey

  • Antibacterial properties
  • Helps ease common cold symptoms
  • Used to heal wounds
  • Includes vitamins and antioxidant 

Grilled Mango

Grilled Mango

Grilled Mango

Grilled Mango

Grilled Mango

Grilled Mango

Grilled Mango

Grilled Mango

Make your own dressing.  I made a honey mango dressing from the left over mango attached to the pit.  I just scraped it off with a knife and added to my blender.  I combined it with a 1/2 tablespoon of honey, 1/3 cup of rice wine vinegar, and 1/4 cup of avocado oil.  Add all the ingredients into a blender and mix. 

Grilled Mango
Grilled Mango

The salad was a hit!  As you can see, there wasn’t a drop left.  Try adding your mango and avocado to the grill.  It gives it great flavor and the fruits just melt in your mouth.  

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Enjoy!

Tiffany Rebekah

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Grilled Mango & Avocado Salad
Serves 4
A delicious summer salad
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
315 calories
23 g
71 g
15 g
25 g
4 g
368 g
185 g
16 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
368g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 315
Calories from Fat 131
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
23%
Saturated Fat 4g
20%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 71mg
24%
Sodium 185mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates 23g
8%
Dietary Fiber 7g
26%
Sugars 16g
Protein 25g
Vitamin A
38%
Vitamin C
68%
Calcium
10%
Iron
11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 Avocado
  2. 1 Mango
  3. 10 oz Chicken
  4. 8 c Mixed Lettuce
  5. 1/4 c Dried Cherries
  6. 1/4 c Feta Cheese
Instructions
  1. Warm your grill
  2. Peel & slice the avocado & mango
  3. Place on the grill
  4. Salt & Pepper your chicken to taste
  5. Place on the grill
  6. Add your lettuce mix to a salad bowl and top
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calories
315
fat
15g
protein
25g
carbs
23g
more
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Honey Mango Dressing
Serves 4
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Prep Time
3 min
Total Time
3 min
Prep Time
3 min
Total Time
3 min
47 calories
4 g
0 g
3 g
0 g
0 g
44 g
2 g
2 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
44g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 47
Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
5%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 2mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 4g
1%
Dietary Fiber 1g
6%
Sugars 2g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
0%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/3 c Diced Avocado
  2. 1/3 c Rice wine vinegar
  3. 1/4 c Avocado Oil
  4. 1/2 tbs Honey
Instructions
  1. Add to blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
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calories
47
fat
3g
protein
0g
carbs
4g
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salad a day

Easy Salad A Day

A Salad A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Salad A Day

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard all about the “salad in a jar”.  It’s a great way to travel down the healthier lifestyle road.  Obviously, I’m not inventing the wheel here, I’m just adding some air to the tire.  I think it’s a great process and I aim for 5 salads a week.  This is achievable for me provided I’m adequately prepared.     

Every other week, I pre-make my jars and store them in the refrigerator.  When I’m ready, I pop open a jar and ta-dah, we have a magical salad.  I top the greens with whatever I have handy.  I love dried fruit, avocado, feta cheese, ginger, chicken, almonds, walnuts.  Oh, the possibilities!  You can add your toppings to your jar too, just make sure you add your greens last.  

Sometimes, I’ll take a jar and dump it into a smoothie.  Other times, I’ll juice it.  It really depends on my mood.  The great thing is, it’s fresh and ready to use when ever I want.  

Get your lettuce to last for a month:

  1. Cut, wash and dry your lettuce with a salad spinner and then lay it flat on paper towels to air dry for at least 30 minutes.  (It must be really dry.)
  2. Use mason jars and pack them full.
  3. Use a vacuum to remove air.

Invest in a FoodSaver and mason jars.  These items take my process up 10 notches.  If you can’t afford that, try the hand held device.  If you don’t want to purchase the hand held device, fold a paper towel and place it on the lettuce and close the jar.  Place the jar in your refrigerator upside down.  

 

salad in a jar

 

I can attest, that this FoodSaver has paid for it’s self.  I’ve had it for over 8 years and I can’t imagine life without it.  The mason jar attachment is fairly knew and it’s the best upgrade ever.  

Seriously, try salads in a jar.  It’s made my life easier and the possibilities are endless.  

Make practical choices for a healthier lifestyle.

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Tiffany Rebekah

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