I know, you say- what kid isn’t? But I swear it’s like this little girl was born to defy any healthy move I try on her. She refuses anything that even looks healthy. I had to think of something.
Someone once told me that not only were avocados very healthy but kids love it for some reason. Well, I tried to get my girl to eat it the way I did as a little girl. Cut in half, seed out, with just a sprinkling of salt. I remember those days sitting with my abuelita spooning out each delicious bite after the next. I had hoped Sofia would follow suit.
So… the man and I combined something she loved with delicious avocados and created the very first healthy food she LIKES. Your little one probably will too. Check it out.
Avocado Fries with Pico de Gallo and Cilantro Lime Dip
Prep: 30 mins, Cook: 9-11 mins
1cup Ground Oats
2 egg whites
salt and pepper to taste
1 cupe Grapeseed Oil
2 Whole Avocados, Julianned
Pico de Gallo
2 Roma Tomatoes, diced
1/2 White Onion- diced
1/4 cup Cilantro- chopped
Dash of Grapeseed Oil
salt to taste
Cilantro Lime Dip
1/4 cup canola oil
2 limes- juiced
1 cup cilantro, chopped
1 clove garlic
Just a bit less than 1/4 cup Sugar
salt to taste
Just a dash or two of ground black pepper
To Make the Avocado Fries:
- Julianne an avocado. Make sure it isn’t overly ripe, or the avocado will fall apart in pan.
- Prepare oat coating. I used Quaker Instant Oats and ground them in a coffee grinder. Mix with salt & pepper. Set aside in bowl.
- Egg wash the avocado slices in the egg whites.
- Coat each slice in the oat mixture.
- Set aside.
- Coat skillet with about an inch of grapeseed oil and heat.
- When oil is ready, drop in avocados slice by slice carefully. Brown each side evenly about 4-5 mins each side.
- Remove from oil, set on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
To prepare Pico de Gallo
- Mix tomatoes, cilantro and onions in a bowl.
- Add lime juice, oil and mix.
- Salt to taste and chill til ready to serve.
To prepare Cilantro Lime Dip
- Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
- Chill until ready to serve.
Serve and enjoy!
Not only is this great for kids, but it makes a great snack for a summer evening. I paired mine with some Sangria and enjoyed an evening in my patio. For more information on how awesome avocados are, check out the Avocados from Mexico website and you can also view their recipes in English and Spanish.