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    eat yourself skinny

    Kelly Hunt is simply the smartest/cutest girl out there.
    She lives by the best motto, and one I believe in wholeheartedly:
    “eat yourself skinny”! 
    Enjoy this nutri-liscious recipe as I travel across the atlantic (:
    xox

    Well hello there lovely readers of Fairy Tales are True!  I’m Kelly from Eat Yourself Skinny and I’m SO excited to be sharing with you all today!  Sarah’s blog is one of my absolute favorites and one that I pretty much stalk read daily.  When Sarah first asked me to guest post, I jumped with joy and without any hesitation answered “YES!”  Then panic sunk in…what in the world could I share on her uber-fabulous blog that would even remotely intrigue you all just as much as her gorgeous posts??  
    {Uh oh} 
    Well unfortunately I really haven’t traveled anywhere, I’m not the best photographer and I don’t look half at ALL as beautiful as Miss Sarah…sigh.  BUT, I can cook!  Shall we start there??
    Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE fruit.  I mean let’s be honest, I’m borderline obsessed with the stuff so any recipe where I can incorporate those delicious goodies I jump at the chance!  Even though summer has sadly come to an end, I wanted to make one last dish to remind you of sundresses, flip flops and sunshine…oh and maybe even a mojito or two.

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    Folks, I give you my Mango Slaw with Cashews and Mint.  You will LOVE this!  It’s the perfect summer recipe that requires absolutely no cooking and is deliciously healthy.  Vegans and vegetarians alike can enjoy this as well!  I made this slaw for a cookout we recently had last weekend and everyone really enjoyed it.  I paired it with yummy turkey burgers and sweet sangria, but this would taste fantastic on its own as a salad!  I mean how can you go wrong with a recipe that calls for mangoes, lime, red pepper, mint…{ahem} shall I go on? 
    Yeah didn’t think so. 
    But alas, I’m missing summer already.  I mean don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing better than falling leaves, spiced lattes, and the occasional scarf, but there is just something about summer that can make even your worst days something to celebrate.  A bit over dramatic?  Maybe.  Completely true? 
    Absolutely. 

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    I really hope you all enjoy this salad!  In case you aren’t familiar, the best kinds of mangoes are the ones that are just slightly firm to the touch and have a great red coloring.  This means they are nice and sweet, but feel free to try a more ripened mango if you enjoy more of a sour flavor.  The choice is yours and either one would taste great in this dish! 
    Cheers friends!   
    Mango Slaw with Cashews and Mint

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    Here are your ingredients:
    Recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen
    2 mangoes, peeled, pitted and julienned
    1 to 1 1/4 pounds Napa cabbage, halved and sliced very thinly
    1 red bell pepper, julienned
    1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
    6 Tbsp of fresh lime juice, from about two limes
    1/4 cup rice vinegar
    2 Tbsp oil of your choice
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
    1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh mint leaves
    1/4 cup toasted cashews, coarsely chopped

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    Toss mangoes, cabbage, red pepper and onion in a large bowl.  Whisk lime juice, vinegar, oil, salt and red pepper flakes in a smaller bowl and pour over slaw.  You can either serve this immediately or leave the flavors to muddle for an hour in the fridge.  Before serving, toss with mint leaves and sprinkle with toasted cashews.   
    This yields about 6 servings so feel free to halve the recipe if you’re making this for just the two of you.  Enjoy!  

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      Thank you again Sarah for inviting me over to Fairy Tales are True!  Feel free to stop by my little blog any ol’ time to check out more healthy recipes or even to just say hi! 
      xoxo
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  • Kelley Maria

    Oh hi there! Today we make our voyage to Russia and Berlin too. But I’ve got a treat for you…