Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Green Stuff

On Sunday afternoon we had friends over for a Non-Super Bowl Party while all the dads went to watch the big game together. We were getting some snacks out to share and I asked Mason what he wanted for a snack.

He answered that he wanted some "green stuff." I wondered what kind of green stuff he meant. Out of everything he could have asked for he wanted green stuff. When I asked him what kind of green stuff, he said, "Green stuff in a bowl to dip." He meant guacamole!

I get this strange sense of pride when my child asks for healthy food. It makes me feel like on the bumpy road of motherhood I've done one thing right. Instead of asking for candy or junk food he wanted some fresh avocado. Yippee!

Here's my basic guacamole recipe:
2 avocados
1 tbs. sour cream or plain yogurt
1/2 tbs. lemon juice
dash of salt & pepper
Mash avocado and mix in the remaining ingredients.

Another delicious avocado recipe that includes several of Mason's favorite foods (and Emily will at least eat the corn) is one that I adapted from a Paula Deen recipe.

Avocado Corn Salad 
2 cups cooked corn, fresh or frozen
2 avocados, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup finely diced red onion

2 tablespoons olive oil 
1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest 
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 
1/4 cup chopped cilantro 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Combine the corn, avocado, tomatoes and onion in a large glass bowl. Mix together the dressing ingredients in another bowl, pour over the salad, and gently toss to mix.

Enjoy the "green stuff!"

This post was inspired by the Food With Kid Appeal Big Words Little Foodies Recipe Swap. Check it out for more kid-friendly recipe ideas. 

1 comment:

jenna said...

i make something similar to your avocado corn salad, except i add cold rice. we all love it, even hubby. gotta love avocado for big brains!

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