March 24, 2020
Without onion, tomatoes, and salsa, this mild version of guacamole is perfect for young children and even the pickiest of eaters. Including children in the preparation of their food is not only good for their motor development, many children are motivated to try food they have helped create! This easy recipe involves exploring food you can hold, smooshy textures, mashing and dipping.
- Lemon or Lemon Juice
- 2 Medium-sized Plastic Bowls
- Fresh Vegetables for Dipping (baby carrots, red or green bell peppers or broccoli)
- Potato Masher
- Knife (for adult use)
- Tortilla Chips
- Let your child explore the avocado. Take the opportunity to ask them questions about the avocado. What color is the avocado? What do they think might be inside the avocado?
- Grown up to put avocado on a plate or cutting board and slice it. The avocado will open easily if it is cut twice in a full circle from one side of the top stem to the other side, creating four sections. Peel away the sections to reveal the inside of the avocado.
- Scoop avocado out of peel and place into a bowl.
- Let your child use the potato masher to mash the avocado (use a fork if you don't have a potato masher). If you have multiple children, have them take turns.
- When the avocado has been thoroughly mashed, add lemon juice to taste and stir.
- Let the dipping begin!