Avocado is a superfood that contains more healthy fat than you can get in any other fruit. Avocados also contain high quantities of Vitamin K, Vitamin C, folate and other vital minerals that help your cells rejuvenate and stay healthy. The health benefits of avocados stretch everywhere from helping your skin stay smooth and vibrant to helping you keep good eyesight and there is no way you will let your pick eaters miss out of that. Now the feel of fresh avocado or an avocado smoothie may not always be appealing to many which is why you have to figure out creative ways of including it in the menu without everyone grumbling while eating.
Make Muffins with It
Yes, if bananas can go into muffins, then so can avocados. You should limit the usage to two or three slices per bowl though so that the avocados don’t mess up the taste of the muffins. As long as the avocados are ripe enough, they will beat smoothly into your dough and picky eaters won’t even notice them while eating. The many nutrients of the superfood will be retained in your muffins though.
Make Avocado Fries
Avocado fries are a miracle food that kids will enjoy while still eating one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Unlike fresh slices which might look too slimy for picky eaters, properly baked avocado fries will actually impress them. You just need to cut slices of avocados into small slices like you would potatoes and then cover them in oil and add bread crumbs on top. When fully baked, they are really crunchy and way tastier than French fries.
Beat It into Your Omelets
You don’t have to be the best of chefs to get this one right. You may have to blend your avocadoes or mash them up really well before you beat them into your eggs. You should also add a little bit of lemon or lime juice to prevent discolouring the avocados when you cook. The avocados won’t change the taste of the omelettes and your picky eaters will love them.
This is another smart method of hiding your slices of avocados from your picky eaters. Your blender will come in handy here as it will hide everything into the yoghurt and maple syrup and make it taste normal. You should make sure that the avocados are ripe and not brown so that they blend perfectly into your yoghurt or milk. Vanilla or other toppings will be good for hiding the taste and smell of avocados.
Add It to Pasta
If you have ever added eggs or other protein extras to your pasta, then you know they make pasta very yummy. Avocados are an even better flavour to your pasta and it will help your picky eaters eat some without making a fuss. Just beat avocados into a bowl and add a little water to make it soft enough to blend into your pasta. You can then add it to your pasta just before it is done cooking and then add salt and any other toppings you use. Avocados blend in perfectly and give the pasta a green colour which is just amazing.
Turn Them into Popsicles
Fresh fruit popsicles are a great way of getting your children to suck down on something healthy. Avocados can also be converted into popsicles just like other fruits and the results will be just as amazing. Just blend it the same way you do with other fruits and add some lime juice to keep it from browning. You can then add some berries and honey to sweeten it up before freezing.
Use It On Toast Or Sandwich
Avocados actually make a very good spread and are way healthier than jam and margarine. For a spread, you will have o mash it up and add some honey or whatever your picky eaters like on their sandwich to cover up the taste. For sandwiches, just cut the avocados into thin clean slices and stack them up in the sandwich and they will love it.
Add A Few Slices To A Smoothie
A pure avocado smoothie isn’t the most appealing for kids because it looks green and plain. You can still put lots of things into your smoothies and avocados are not an exception. If the avocados are properly ripened, one or two small slices won’t change the taste and your picky eaters won’t even notice the avocados. You can still do a blended smoothie with lots of avocados and then add fruits and veggies with a strong taste such as lemons and blueberries.
Beat It into Pancakes
You have to be smart about it though or your blueberry pancakes will be all guacamole or worse. You have to use only ripened avocados and only use a few slices. Mash them properly before adding them to your pancake mixture and then cook normally. They will give some green colour and a flavour to your pancakes but they won’t spoil it for your picky eaters.
Make Avocado Ice Cream
This is one of the healthiest homemade snacks you can come up with. Just blend the avocados adding whatever flavours you want in your ice cream and add your cream. You should ensure that fibres and dark spots are removed from the avocados so they don’t mess up the ice cream. Once your green cream is ready, put it in the freezer and out comes your avocado ice cream!