Kid Friendly Meals

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Happy Guacamole Day!

Did you know that avocados are actually a fruit?

Avocados are high in fat, but the type of fat is a good fat called mono-unsaturated (a heart-healthy food).

One-third of an avocado has about 80 calories, and over 20 healthy nutrients, including 10% of kids’ daily value of folate, and 6% of fiber and potassium. Avocados are nutrient-dense, which means they provide a lot of vitamins, minerals, and other healthy nutrients with relatively few calories.

The creamy consistency and mild flavor of avocados make it an easy to enjoy fresh food for babies and toddlers.

Get healthy grab a bag of corn chips and try out some of these fun guacamole recipes with your kids!

Kid-Friendly Guacamole 

This no-fuss version from PopSugar Moms is all flavor and has no ingredients that even the pickiest of eaters would avoid.

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Photo: Amanda Haas for PopSugar Moms

Green Pea Guacamole 

Try this recipe that mixes in peas for an extra-dose of healthy greens.

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Photo: Dominic Perri for The New York Times

The Classic 

This fail-safe traditional recipe from Cookie + Kate will always be a hit. Bonus: there are no tomatoes in this recipe!

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Photo: Cookie + Kate

Jennifer Martin-Biggers

Jennifer is the Associate Director for Nutrition Sciences and Regulatory Affairs at Munchkin. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and holds a MS and PhD in Nutrition as well. Jennifer is a child nutrition and nutrition communication and research expert. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Society for Nutrition, and the Institute of Food Technologists.