Cook and serve avocados in these kid-friendly meals
Even picky palates love avocados, the green superfruits full of “good fats” for healthy brain development.
Combine 1 avocado, 1 cup mango and pineapple chunks, 1/2 cup vanilla frozen yogurt and 5 ice cubes in a blender. Puree until smooth.
Combine 1 avocado, 1 tsp cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp agave nectar (or honey for kids 12 months and up) and 1/4 cup skim milk in a blender. Puree until smooth.
Place 2 halves of a pitted avocado facedown on a heated grill pan and cook 3 minutes. Fill with salsa, shredded cheese and sour cream.
Use a fork to mash together 1 banana and 1 avocado. If baby's ready for texture, leave some small lumps.
Puree 1 avocado, 3/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup sugar in a blender. Pour into ice-pop molds and freeze until firm.
Green Eggs and Yum
Using a fork, mash 1 avocado and 1 hard-boiled egg yolk.
Hummus Among Us
In a food processor, puree 1 avocado with 1 (15-oz) can drained chickpeas, 2 Tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper.
Back on the Ranch
In a blender, combine 1 cup buttermilk, cup cilantro, 1 avocado, 1 clove garlic, 1 Tbsp lime juice, salt and pepper. Puree until smooth.
Mac Daddy Salad
Mix 1 cup black beans; 1 cup corn kernels; 1 chopped, seeded red bell pepper; and 2 cups cooked elbow macaroni. Toss with avocado-ranch dressing (see above).
Rock the Guac
Mash 1 avocado with 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes, 1 tsp lime juice, cumin, salt and pepper. Serve with carrot sticks.