Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Easy Guacamole

I’ve been trying for months to try to convince Peanut to add avocado to her limited diet. Did you know that avocado has the highest natural fat content of the most common baby and toddler foods? Since we hit the 12 month mark, Peanut has fallen off the growth charts and although I know she’s healthy and thriving, I’d love to see the little rolls on her thighs and arms return. Additionally, because most of the time I can only sneak in three of four spoonfuls at mealtime, I’m always looking to get the most “bang for my buck”, so to speak.

Anyway, back to avocados. No matter how I fixed it, she just was not interested. I decided to whipped up some guacamole today and it came out super yummy! I found a few recipes online and created one based on the ingredients I had on hand. The only thing I’ll do differently next time is add some fresh cilantro. Otherwise, I thought this was perfect.

Easy Guacamole

2 Avocados
¼ cup finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
½ lemon, juiced
1 TBSP. Sour Cream
Garlic salt and black pepper to taste

Mash up the avocados, squeeze in the lemon juice and stir in the rest of the ingredients.

I offered Peanut a big dollop on a corn chip and she licked every bit of the guacamole off and handed me back the chip. I kept refilling her chip until she decided she’d had enough. I’m thrilled that we not only have another food that she’ll eat, but one that is really high in essential nutrients. Woo Hoo!


  1. That looks so good! I love avocado! Thanks for providing that link too.. that's interesting.

  2. I have never been a guacamole fan, but I would love to give it to the kids. Especially Timmy, he never gets even close to being chunky even though he eats constantly. He is a riot, he loves healthy food. This comment sums it up, Yesterday he was jumping on the trampoline and said "whats for dinner?" I said "Grilled chicken, french fries and peas". He said "Yipeeeee I love peas!!"

    Oh and the other day I was cutting celery to put in soup, "OhhhOHHHHH I want some!!! Dont put it all in the soup!" MIke was like what is wrong with that kid!!
    I need to get him to love some healthy HIGH calorie food (Other than pizza) like avacado. Great idea!

  3. Oh, forgot to tell you. Kai is 26 lbs now.. Weighed him on the packing scale Sunday.