Easy guacamole for kids only 4 ingredients

29: Kids Make Homemade Guacamole as a Healthy Snack

When my son Paul was in fourth grade, he had to do a “how-to” speech for his class. He could have taught anything from raising a caterpillar to swinging a baseball bat, but I nudged him in the direction of food.

“What about a healthy snack kids can make? You love making homemade guacamole…”

He did end up demonstrating how to make guacamole, and that day was a realization for me, that the ONLY recipe he knew was homemade guac!

I determined to buckle down and teach my kids to cook that summer, and thus began the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse!

Now his sister makes us healthy snacks like homemade granola bars and more all the time, I get a night off cooking every week because the kids take over, and he’s even published a cookbook for kids with some friends.

All because of a speech in fourth grade!

Maybe this recipe will be life-changing for you as well. 😉

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Perfect Healthy Snack for Kids: Guacamole and Veggies

Guacamole is the perfect dip for veggies and we make it ALL the time! This recipe is not only a family favorite, it’s the perfect chance to get the kids in the kitchen to practice different skills.

From letting little ones mash the avocado, to the big kids getting a chance to practice their knife skills: everyone can help with this recipe!

Chef Junior CookbookMy son Paul wrote a real cookbook!

He and 4 friends have published a cookbook by kids, for kids, all healthy foods — Chef Junior.

If you want to see how kids write to kids and get some fab bonuses for supporting these 5 teen authors, buy the book and then redeem the bonuses the kids created!

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No time to watch the whole video? Here are the notes!

Kids Make Homemade Guacamole

  • 0:07: Guacamole is a family favorite at our house! We love to dip carrots, cucumbers, and other raw veggies in it. Did you know that when you eat raw vegetables it’s best to have a healthy fat along with them to help your body absorb the vitamins and minerals?

Guacamole is a great dip for carrots, cucumbers, and all our raw veggies. -Katie Kimball

  • 0:37: Paul cuts up the avocado. Here’s a trick: use a fork to scoop it out and mash the avocado as you remove it from the skin!
  • 1:00: It’s harder for little kids to mash an entire half of an avocado in a bowl so using a fork to scrape it out works really well.
  • 1:23: Paul adds the juice of a lime. You can use lemon as well, but it will taste different and may be too much liquid. The acidity of the lime juice decreases browning of the avocado.
  • 1:53: We add an adobo seasoning and some salt. If it tastes a little dull or flat, you almost always need to add more salt. Taste as you go!

Don’t under salt your guac! -Paul

  • 3:34: Watch for some bloopers!

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Homemade Guacamole Healthy Snack Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 Tbs. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. adobo seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Directions:

  1. Ask an adult to cut and pit the avocado if you aren’t trained in how to use a chef’s knife.
  2. Mash the avocado using one of these ways:
    1. Use a fork or large spoon and scrape out a little bit at a time into a bowl (almost like you’re scraping ice off a car or forming a shape on a sandcastle bit by bit). It’s easiest if you flip the utensil over, not the way you’d hold it to eat.
    2. Scoop into a bowl and mash with a fork or potato masher.
    3. Scoop all the avocado into a bowl with a spoon and use an immersion blender (hand blender) to whiz it up.
    4. Use a food processor.
  3. Stir in the lime (or lemon), adobo seasoning, and salt. You might start with less juice at first since you can always add more but you can’t take it out.
  4. Taste and add more seasoning if you’d like.
  5. Serve with chips and salsa, raw veggies (carrots, peppers, etc.) to dip, or with any Mexican meal.

Adobo Seasoning

  • 1 Tbs. + 1 tsp. Mexican oregano [or 1 Tbs. regular oregano]
  • 1 Tbs. cumin
  • 1 Tbs. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbs. onion powder
  • 1 Tbs. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

Healthy Homemade Guacamole for Kids

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About Katie Kimball

Katie Kimball, CSME, creator of Kids Cook Real Food and CEO of Kitchen Stewardship, LLC, is passionate about connecting families around healthy food. As a trusted educator and author of 8 real food cookbooks, she’s been featured on media outlets like ABC, NBC and First for Women magazine and contributes periodically on the FOX Network.

Since 2009, busy moms have looked to Katie as a trusted authority and advocate for children’s health, and she often partners with health experts and medical practitioners to stay on the cutting edge. In 2016 she created the Wall Street Journal recommended best online kids cooking course, Kids Cook Real Food, helping thousands of families around the world learn to cook. She is actively masterminding the Kids’ Meal Revolution, with a goal of every child learning to cook.

A mom of 4 kids from Michigan, she is also a Certified Stress Mastery Educator, member of the American Institute of Stress and trained speaker through Bo Eason’s Personal Story Power.

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