It can be difficult when you have different tastes than your family. I do my best to accommodate my husband’s taste buds, my toddler’s ever-changing preferences, and my own cravings. We all like different things and sometimes it gets downright hairy trying to please everyone.
When Tim saw me making this salad, he stood looking over my shoulder for a minute, and then the conversation went like this:
Tim: What are you making?
Me: It’s going to be a Mango and Avocado Coleslaw.
Tim: Who’s going to eat it?
Me: Us. You, me, Meghan.
Tim: I’m not eating it.
Me: Why not?
Tim: I don’t like avocados.
Me: Yes you do.
Tim: No, I don’t. When’s the last time I ate an avocado?
Me: Yesterday. You ate guacamole.
Tim: That’s different.
I tried to convince him that he would like this, but he was being stubborn as ever and would not try it. I begged and pleaded and he finally tried one little piece of mang0 (one of his favorite fruits, which is why I think he would really like this). “There, I tried it!” he exclaimed, although I hardly count that as “trying it”.
Then there’s the case of Meghan. I was going to give her this as it was prepared, with everything mixed together, but I chickened out. She has this thing about mixed together foods. She used to eat them, but currently will not. Everything must be deconstructed. Nothing can be touching. So instead of giving her a helping of the coleslaw, she got a deconstructed version:
Her dinner plate included: avocado, mango, a piece of cheese, an edamame pancake with miso syrup, and half a piece of bread with peanut butter. Tim and I were having the edamame pancakes and coleslaw. Well, I was having the coleslaw. I added cheese and bread to Meghan’s dinner since the edamame pancakes and mango were new to her. I always make sure she has some of her favorite foods on her plate when I’m offering her new foods to try.
Meghan did pretty well with her dinner (that was her second piece of cheese), but would not try the mango. I tried to tell her it was fruit and she would love it, but she was not interested. After I told her it was called mango, she said, “No, I don’t like flamingo!” No, sweetie, I was not trying to feed you a pink bird. Silly girl.
So I bring you this coleslaw that I love, but my stubborn family didn’t want to try. It is light and refreshing and the simple seasonings are perfect. Maybe your family will like it. If not, you can have it all for yourself.Print
Mango and Avocado Coleslaw
A fresh and tasty coleslaw recipe
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Salad
- Cuisine: American
- 1/2 head of green cabbage, shredded
- 1 avocado, cubed
- 1 mango, peeled and cubed
- 2 limes, juiced
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 10 mint leaves, chiffonade
- In a small bowl, mix together the lime juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and mint leaves. (To chiffonade the mint leaves, stack them on top of one another, roll them up, and slice them.) Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the shredded cabbage, mango, and avocado. Drizzle with the vinaigrette mixture and gently toss to coat. Serve immediately.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 257
- Sugar: 12.75g
- Sodium: 209mg
- Fat: 20.5g
- Carbohydrates: 20.5g
- Protein: 2,5g
Keywords: fruity coleslaw
Question: Are there any foods that you love, but your family won’t eat?