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Brilliantly Healthy Ways to Cook with Tropical Fruits This Summer

  • Rachael Hartley, R.D., C.D.E., C.L.T., Avocado a Day Nutrition

    Fish Taco Salad with Spicy Mahi and Mango Salsa

    Containing over 20 different vitamins and minerals, mangoes elevate this taco salad with mahi mahi to superfood status. Substitute mangoes for tomatoes in your next salsa to add a hint of sweetness to your spicy dish.

    Get the recipe: Fish Taco Salad with Spicy Mahi and Mango Salsa

  • Kara Lydon, R.D., L.D.N., R.Y.T., The Foodie Dietitian

    Mango Turmeric Overnight Oats

    Mangoes and turmeric give these overnight oats a one-two antioxidant punch. Top fiber-rich oats with fresh mango purée, a sprinkling of turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger, and a splash of tropical coconut milk to take your morning oatmeal to the tropical destination of your choice.

    Get the recipe: Mango Turmeric Overnight Oats

  • Bucket List Tummy

    Mango Lime Quinoa Salad

    Tropical fruits are no longer just for fruit salads. Pair sweet mango with savory ingredients like avocado, tomato, lime, cilantro, and feta for a refreshing summer quinoa salad that's packed with vitamin A, magnesium, B6, iron, copper, and antioxidants.

    Get the recipe: Mango Lime Quinoa Salad

  • Shannon A. Garcia, M.D.S., R.D., L.D., KISS in the Kitchen

    Pineapple Guacamole

    Sick of your guac turning brown on you? Adding pineapple can help keep your favorite dip looking fresh! Plus, this tropical fruit adds vitamin C and bold flavor to beloved guacamole packed with good-for-you fat.

    Get the recipe: Pineapple Guacamole

  • Elizabeth Ann Shaw, M.S., R.D.N., C.L.T., Shaw's Simple Swaps

    Cheesy Habanero Stuffed Turkey Burger

    Grilled tropical fruits make delicious, healthy burger toppings! The pineapple adds a nutrition boost and a little sweetness to balance out the spicy habanero cheese and poblano pepper. Plus, using lean ground turkey in this burger is a simple swap that helps slash calories and fat.

    Get the recipe: Cheesy Habanero Stuffed Turkey Burger

  • Regina Braun, Leelalicious

    Thai Baked Pineapple Fried Rice

    No dirty dishes with this fun spin on a classic Thai dish. A baked pineapple shell serves as the bowl for this fried rice loaded with tropical fruit, veggies, and cashews. Be sure to opt for brown rice and additional protein (think chicken, shrimp, or tofu) to make this dish even healthier.

    Get the recipe: Thai Baked Pineapple Fried Rice

  • Sharon Palmer, R.D.N., The Plant-Powered Blog

    Curried Tofu Papaya Wraps

    Talk about a delicious, healthy way to eat tropical fruit on the go. Made in a whole-grain tortilla and packed with tofu, greens, and papaya, this wrap is loaded with nutrients like beta-carotene, vitamin C, fiber, and protein to keep you full and satisfied. The coconut red curry sauce will leave you drooling.

    Get the recipe: Curried Tofu Papaya Wraps

  • Stephanie Kirkos, Steph in Thyme

    Papaya Coconut Chia Pudding

    If you haven't jumped on board the chia pudding train yet, here's your chance! Chia pudding is packed with protein, fiber, and omega-3s. And the papaya and coconut add a tropical flavor boost and more fiber. This delicious breakfast is one that's sure to hold you over until lunchtime.

    Get the recipe: Papaya Coconut Chia Pudding

  • McKel Hill, R.D.N., Nutrition Stripped

    Beachy Papaya Boats with Papaya Seed Drizzle

    Transport yourself to the beach with these tropical papaya boats filled with avocado, figs, hemp seeds, cashews, and granola—and topped with a delicious peppery and sweet papaya seed dressing. Chock-full of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, manganese, potassium, and copper, these boats are totally beach-worthy.

    Get the recipe: Beachy Papaya Boats with Papaya Seed Drizzle