With so many tricky tools in your kitchen, letting kids help with meal prep can feel like a daunting supervisory task. Your youngsters may not be able to run the mixer or slice up produce, but they can easily mash avocados and mix in supporting ingredients to make these fresh and easy guacamole recipes.
Avocados are versatile, so there are plenty of ways to get creative in your additions — kids will have even more fun if they can munch on their favorite foods as they mix.
Related: Discover which nutrients avocados can bring to your family’s table.
Mix these easy guacamole recipes below into your menu for some culinary family fun.
Who doesn’t love snacking on bacon? Place chopped tomatoes, onions, and cilantro in separated bowls to help your kids create this dish.
Teach your kids about traditional Mexican flavors with the cotija cheese in this recipe. Prepare the bacon and let them mix in the cheese, cilantro, lime, salt, and pepper.
Let the kids mix and mash up the guacamole base while you slice and dice apple, white onion, English cucumber, and cilantro.
Show your kids a different take on guacamole with this easy-to-make mixture. As you mix, introduce them to ingredients they might not be used to, like bouillon powder and jicama.
Kids can mix all of these ingredients together for a post-dinner sweet treat. Let them cover their creation in as much sauce as they like.
Don’t forget to teach your young sous-chefs how to know when avocados are ripe so that they can identify the perfect moments to whip up a batch of guac.
No matter which easy guacamole recipe you choose to tackle with your kids, talk to their doctor about their nutritional needs before changing their diet. Once you receive a doctor’s approval, stop by the grocery store on your way home to pick up the ingredients you will need. Then, get in the kitchen and guac!
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