No one wants their student to be distracted by hunger or overloaded with energy while they study. Avocados can provide a versatile and sugar-free way to keep kids feeling full throughout the school week. Avocados are a good source of fiber, a substance that can help your child feel satiated faster, and with zero grams of sugar per 50g serving of avocado, there is no need to worry about sugar highs and crashes. A serving of avocado also has nearly 20 vitamins and minerals.
With so many nutritional benefits, avocados could be the perfect addition to your student’s snack repertoire, and we have some recipe ideas to help get your family started. These avocado snacks are minimally messy, making them an excellent choice for snack breaks during the school week. Make sure you are fully equipped with ripe avocados and a knowledge of how to store avocado leftovers, as the ingredients for these snacks can be worked into multiple family meals.
Avocados are a sugar-free food, but some of these recipes may contain sugar. Before altering your student’s diet, talk to their doctor. They may include avocados in a list of healthy foods you can incorporate into your student’s diet. Be sure to mention these recipes during your discussion to ensure that they are the proper fit for your student’s dietary needs.
Salmon Cracker Sandwiches
If your student loves texture and crunch, these avocado and smoked salmon cracker sandwiches will fit the bill. Layer avocado spread onto a crispy cracker and top with smoked salmon for a savory seafood crunch. While the recipe pictures these seafood-and-avocado bites as open-faced sandwiches, we recommend closing the sandwich with an additional cracker for leak-free lunchbox loading.
Ham and Cheese Avocado Roll-ups
If soft snacks are the way to your student’s heart, our ham and cheese avocado roll-ups are a simple and portable option.
Combine one mashed avocado with mayonnaise, mustard, and chipotle chiles in adobo sauce to create an avocado spread. Roll out each piece of sandwich bread with a rolling pin until completely flat, then layer on the avocado spread. Leave an inch around the sides of the bread bare. Top with slices of ham and cheese and roll up the sandwich. You can easily make them vegetarian by replacing the ham with sautéed spinach or veggies.
Dredge thick slices of Avocados From Mexico in chile-lime flour, egg, and panko breadcrumbs and bake them into avocado fries. The crisp coating mingles perfectly with the creamy, warm avocado innards for a health-conscious indulgence.
Cut 2 whole avocados into wedges and preheat your broiler to 500°F. Warm a baking sheet in the oven. Prepare 3 mixing bowls. Mix flour and chili-lime salt in the first bowl, beat 1 egg in the second bowl, and place panko bread crumbs and any remaining chili salt in the third bowl to create an avocado-fry assembly line. Place an avocado wedge in the first bowl to coat it in flour, then use a fork to coat it in egg. Finally, coat it in the panko breadcrumbs. Repeat for each of the avocado wedges.
Coat your baking pan in oil and fan the avocado wedges across it. Place them under the broiler for 5 minutes, flip them over, then return them to the broiler for an additional 2 minutes. Let them cool, then pack into sandwich bags for your student to enjoy.
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