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Nutrition Maximized with Whole Wheat Mango Scones with Ginger

 

These whole wheat mango scones are moist on the inside and full of sweet chunks of mango with peppery bits of candied ginger.

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As parents we look for ways to make sure our kids eat a healthy balanced diet. This becomes problematic when children are picky eaters and may not meet their nutrient needs for the day.

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There are easy ways to fortify foods so children receive optimal calories, protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber.
The following are a few tips to maximize the nutrition power in the foods you may prepare for your kiddos.

  1. Make oatmeal with 1% or 2% milk instead of water.
  2. Keep flax meal handy and add it to foods like casseroles, soups, smoothies and baked goods like these Whole Wheat Berry Bars.
  3. Mix in milk when make scrambled eggs. Add whipped cream cheese as you’re scrambling the egg; it not only adds calories but makes the egg softer.
  4. Use heart healthy extra virgin olive oil in your recipes.
  5. In making home made soups, oatmeal may be added as one of the first ingredients for added fiber.
  6. Shredded carrots and fine chopped spinach added to spaghetti sauce provide additional antioxidants. This marinara recipe is packed with many hidden vegetables!
  7. Make fruit smoothies with a variety of berries, fresh or frozen, yogurt and 100% juice. Avoid juice cocktails.
  8. For additional protein in smoothies, add dry skim milk powder or pasteurized eggs while blending.
  9. Broccoli slaw is always a great addition to salads in case kids are averse to the whole vegetable.
  10. Sandwiches may be made with “Double Fiber” bread. Each slice provides 6 grams of fiber.

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One way to sneak in nutritious whole grains that I have shared with you is the use of whole wheat flour in my baking. These Whole Wheat Mango and Ginger Scones are not only super delicious but are made with whole wheat flour and not the stripped down white all purpose flour.

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These scones are lightly sweetened with sugar because it is studded with naturally sweet mangos and small amounts of candied ginger, which includes iron and anti-inflammatory properties. I love the peppery notes of the ginger mixed in with the sweet mango and nutty whole wheat scones. I hope you enjoy them, too!

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Get creative when adding nutritious foods to your child’s diet. You will find it’s easier to change a 5 year old’s eating habits than a 35 year old’s!

Nutrition Maximized with Whole Wheat Mango Scones with Ginger by FamilySpice.com

Whole Wheat Mango Scones with Ginger

These whole wheat mango scones are moist on the inside and full of sweet chunks of mango with peppery bits of candied ginger.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 TBS baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup mango, cut into small chunks
  • 1/4 cup diced candied ginger
  • 3/4 tsp turbinado sugar (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together:
    • 2 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
    • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
    • 1 TBS baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  4. Using your fingers squeeze in and mix:
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
  5. Continue squeezing butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk together:
    • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
    • 1/4 cup low-fat milk
    • 1 large egg
  7. Pour yogurt mixture into flour mixture and mix with a spoon or a fork until a rough dough is formed. Do not over mix the dough.
  8. Turn half of the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and shape into a circle or rectangle, about 1/2-inch thick.
  9. Press into the dough:
  10. 1/2 cup mango , cut into small chunks
  11. 1/8 cup candied ginger , diced
  12. Press over the mangos with the remaining half of the dough from the mixing bowl.
  13. Press over the top layer of the dough with:
    • 1 cup mango, cut into small chunks
    • 1/4 cup diced candied ginger
  14. Cut dough into 8-10 even pieces.
  15. Sprinkle over the scones:
    • 3/4 tsp turbinado sugar (optional)
  16. Place scones onto the prepared baking sheet and bake until golden, about 12-15 minutes.
  17. Allow scones to cool on the baking sheet for five minutes.
  18. Serve warm or place on a cooling rack to completely cool.

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Yield: 8 scones

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