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why would you hide avocado?

I guess there's controversy about cookbooks -- specifically, two cookbooks with recipes whereby you can trick kids into eating healthy foods.

Hmmm?

I get the whole spinach deception.

But avocado? Seriously. My children loved it loooong before they could spell it. And even before that, I babysat for an infant with a loud, piercing voice who used to send a chill up my spine by demanding: ahco!ahco!

Hide the taste? Hide the texture? The more grievous sin in my reality would be to save the avocado for the adults, and not share with the kids.

Maybe it's a West coast thing. I don't know. But seriously, if you want your children to eat avocado, just feed them some. Smush it with some salt and put it on or in -- well, almost anything. Or if you really want to convert them, mash it with a bit of minced onion, some salt, cilantro, minced tomato, and if you dare, minced jalepeno, then put in on a tortilla or tortilla chip. Then try to pry it from their chubby little hand.

If they like smashed peas, they'll like avocado (and even if they don't like smashed peas, I predict they'll go for avocado.)

Kate

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(Anonymous)
Oct. 23rd, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
Don't know
I thought avocado was what you used to hide peas in, LOL.

Penn
katedonovan
Oct. 24th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Don't know
Hee hee heee, that's what I thought too!!
ferfelabat
Oct. 31st, 2007 08:01 pm (UTC)
Knock on wood - I never had a problem with my kids and food. They would try anything at least once. We all love avocados. The season just passed here in S. Fla so I'm a little sick of them.
katedonovan
Nov. 7th, 2007 02:12 am (UTC)
avocado 24/7
I'm lucky too - my kids are pretty flexible.

But tired of avocados? Oh no! I have the cure for that -- a killer guacamole recipe. It's addictive. I searched forever, b/c my guacamole was just passable for years. But this one?

avocado
tomato (broil this skin side up a bit for even better flavor)
FRESH cilantro
salt
white onion, finely diced
jalepeno, finely diced

Oh lord!
ferfelabat
Nov. 7th, 2007 11:25 pm (UTC)
Re: avocado 24/7
It's the cilantro I love. Oy. I want!!
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