- Use a sharp knife to cut the avocado in half lengthwise
- Remove the pit with a spoon
- Use a large spoon to “scoop” the avocado from it's skin.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Do your kids want to try a new fruit? Avocado is the answer! One ounce of creamy green avocado (about 2-3 thin slices or 1/5 of a whole avocado) has only 50 calories, but packs a wealth of nutrition. Avocados contain folate, potassium, Vitamin E, vitamin C, iron, lutein and beta-carotene plus monounstaturated fat – the good fat.
An avocado's texture makes it easy to serve in many different ways. Their cool green color may make them a hit with kids! Cut an avocado into chunks for kids that are using a fork or smashed into a creamy baby food. Avocados can be added to salads or sandwiches or sliced alongside vegetables. You can even serve a quarter of an avocado in it's skin to kids with a spoon for scooping. Try avocado slices on toast for a filling and healthy breakfast. Or the classic guacamole dip with veggies or chips.
Last night I made a simple salad of diced avocados and grape tomatoes, drizzled with a little olive oil and lemon juice plus salt and pepper. It was delicious.
Don't be intimidated by avocados, here's how to get to the good stuff:
There are lots of delicious-looking recipes on the California Avocado Commission website.
Today's tip: Buy an avocado on your next shopping trip and serve it up to the family!
Please comment with some of your favorite ways to serve avocado. I love to hear new ideas and tips!