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Yes. That’s it. Just avocado. And no, I’m not being lazy with today’s recipe! Let me explain_

Every week at our local farmer’s market, without fail our favorite avocado farmers split an avocado, drizzle each half with lime juice, add a pinch of salt and give them to Kenya and Chloe to eat in their stroller. Five minutes later, all that’s left are the paper plates and the avocado shells. This ritual has been going on for over two years and I think it’s the most satisfying and complete meal either of my kids have all week. It’s always the simple pleasures in life that make us the happiest, and since weelicious is all about fast, fresh and easy, what could be a better recipe to post today than just….avocado.

I’m not exactly sure how many avocados my family goes through each week, but suffice to say it’s a lot. We use them in tons of recipes like guacamole, (yes, shakes!), sandwiches, dips, quesadillas, sushi, salads and more. Avocados are a superfood that should be an essential addition to your kid’s diet as they provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-Vitamins and folic acid. They’re also one of the best sources of monounsaturated fats of any food. And don’t forget, avocado is actually a fruit and its creamy, smooth texture and mild taste not only make it a perfect ingredient for both sweet and savory dishes but are also food qualities kids tend to love.

No matter how you decide to eat your avocado, one thing I can assure you of is that you’ll be happy!

Avocado Tip_ If you want to know how to pick and when serve avocados, check out these two links that feature great tips_
How to pick a ripe avocado
How to pick ripe avocados

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Avocado

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Author: Catherine McCord
Total Time 1 minute

Ingredients  

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 Small Lemon or Lime
  • 1/4 Tsp kosher salt

Instructions 

    Nutrition

    Sodium: 300mg | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 9g | Calories: 180kcal | Fat: 15g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 12g
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    About the Author

    Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

    Comments

    1. I had never thought of eating avacado this way. Hubby loves them, but can do with the fat.

      I’ll try some of these suggestions with my kiddos, though.

    2. I love avocados with a little salt and some black pepper. They taste great with a breakfast of scrambled eggs and tomatoes.

    3. My son LOVES avocado. We mix about 1/4 of an avocado with half a banana, and he eats the whole thing and clamors for more. He’s only 8 months old now. We’ve been feeding him banana-cado since he started solids. He’s a skinny little guy (10% for weight @6 months, 50% for height) and we fed him that twice a day (in addition to nursing and formula and other fruits and veggies and good stuff) and he’s packing on the pounds. Made it all the way to 15%ile in a month!

    4. in UK we are specifically told NOT to add any salt whatsoever to any of our babies recipes and to use low salt boullion, the few american webistes i have been on all add salt to recipes, do you guys have different guidelines?

    5. In the Vietnamese culture, we make them into a shake. Add milk, avocado, and sugar into a cup. Take a spoon and mush into small chunks (if you want it blended well, throw it in the blender). Then, add some crushed ice.

      If you are lazy, cut the avocado in half, pit it, sprinkle some sugar on each halves. Spoon it to eat. 🙂

    6. Got a tip from UTube. If u cut a avocado and only use half. Put the other half in a custard cup on top of cut up red onions. It helps so it doesn’t turn brown.. I fix it for my twin grandsons in am then give them the other half at lunch.

    7. […] We say introduce it to them the earlier the better!  And then keep it in their diet as they mature.  Catherine continues on the topic and provides some great tips on how to pick a ripe avocado at the market.  Click here to read the rest of her post. […]

    8. I’m not sure about our guidelines, but I don’t add salt to my kid’s food. Their taste buds aren’t tainted yet, so I’m not going to mess up their pallet by adding salt, just because it tastes better to me. I don’t think salt is necessary for them.

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