With the widely celebrated Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo fast approaching. This colorful and happy celebration which is widely celebrated in the United States, goes hand-in-hand with consuming the avocado-based dip, guacamole. However, for Little Ones, celebrating with a traditional dish is not always an option because of the spices or herbs which are usually added.
Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins, and folic acid. They also act as a “nutrient booster” by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit — California Avocado
Never Enough Guacamole
My family has mixed dietary requirements. I follow a vegan diet, meaning I do not consume any animals or animal products. My Son is a pescetarian/vegetarian meaning he eats seafood and dairy products, but not the flesh of any land animals. And, sadly my husband eats anything! However, all 3 of us have one thing in common with our diets and that is we heavily lean on a plant-based diet. Vegetables, Fruits, Grains and Seeds make up the majority of our meals, compared to other foods. And, yes guacamole is something we have on hand at all times in our kitchen. We eat a lot of it!
My 4-year-old recently asked me to make him a variety of his favorite guacamole that wasn’t spicy that he can enjoy, and “Hold the tomatoes too Mummy” he said. So, I made a really simple avocado based dip specifically for him, respecting his current anti-tomato stance. So far, it is a huge hit, with my son and my husband alike.For parents who are on-the-go and looking for something fast, nutritious and easy to make, this is perfect! Once the ingredients are prepped, it literally takes a few minutes before you have a beautiful fresh food right in front of you ready to eat.
It has no hidden additives or added sugar like most commercial brands, rather it is made just the way food should be – healthy and wholesome. All you need is avocado, lemon, sea salt, olive oil and some garlic. Oh yeah, and a happy guacamole face!
What You Need
- Juice of one lemon
- 3 avocados peeled, pit taken out, and cubed into small pieces
- 3 gloves of garlic
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- sea salt to taste
Place all ingredients in blender, and mix until smooth with a creamy consistency.
Serve with chips.
Not a chip fan? Why not try the guacamole with salad, or with a veggie burger, crusty bread or raw vegetables like carrots. My husband of late, is just spooning it straight out of the mason jar I store our guacamole in. Now that’s love!
As a side note, if you are have your Little One at home while making this dish it is always fun and educational to include them as well. My Son had great fun making the guacamole face you see pictured above, and even more fun trying to figure out how to use a lemon juicer for the first time. Sure it was a bit messy, but the determined look on his face was priceless. Pretty soon, he is going to be making the guacamole for the family and I can sit back and relax!
Thanks for stopping by Willy B Mum, we hope you enjoy our simply perfect guacamole.