Hey y’all. I am so excited to share this super simple avocado recipe with you. You will soon be eating avocados daily. These healthy fats are a staple in your kitchen. They can turn the simplest dish into a creamy delight or your basic fruit smoothie into what resembles a milk shake. However you avocado- you’ve got to try this!
What you’ll need:
Small mixing jar or bowl
1 Ripe Avocado
1/2 tsp Lime Juice or 1 wedge of lime
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
First, slice your avocado in half and remove the pit. Score the avocado with your knife, then scoop into your jar or bowl. Add lime juice, salt, and garlic powder. Using a fork, mash your avocado against the side of your container, or you can use a fork and spoon to mash the avocado by pushing the fork against the spoon. Take your spoon, give it a stir and go ahead and dip!
I love to eat this with homemade plantains (recipe to come), but most often use this as a dip for veggies or topping to my breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Where this recipe came from… Imagine my surprise when my 4th grader came home and told me that she was no longer going to eat fat because “it’s just not good for you, Mom”. I was horrified. We talk about food a lot, and some days constantly, in our house. My kids realize the difference between feeling good and feeling totally blah for the day due to what they choose to eat. They know that a sugar filled day does nothing positive for their bodies or their attitudes. So, to say the least, I was not happy to hear that my daughter was now telling me that she would not eat fat.
Fortunately the teacher, an absolute love, was just as upset that her students had this take away from their nutrition lesson. And, as a Whole 30 veteran herself, she was totally amenable to me talking to her students about healthy fats. We talked about how fats, healthy fats, give your brain the fuel it needs to grow and function so they can all show off their smarts! We talked about the difference between healthy fats, like avocado, nuts (unsweetened), eggs, fish, olive oil, and even dark chocolate (!) versus the unhealthy fats that were discussed in the nutrition lesson like doughnuts and packaged sweets. I introduced the idea of whole food versus packaged food. We made this avocado mash and ate it with plantain chips. Many kids did not know what an avocado was, and I don’t know if I would have known in 4th grade either. I was so excited to share and introduce avocados to such bright young minds!
Please share, post your avocado experience, and try this with your family!
I’ll be making some Avocado mash with the kids on my Instagram stories- follow me to see more fun kitchen tips!