Guacamole (Perfect for Little Hands to Make)
One of the best ways to encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables is to get them in the kitchen, helping with food prep. But that's not always fun or easy (for adults and children!). Try making this guacamole with children and they truly do most of the work (with minimal clean up!).
I made this with my 5 year old and 3 year old and they had a ball and could do it all with minimal supervision but needed help with Step 7.
Avocado (I used half an avocado per child, but it's really up to you)
Diced fresh tomato
Garlic powder (I prefer fresh garlic, but garlic powder is easier for children here)
1. Put ripe avocado in a quart size Ziploc bag. Remove the air from the bag and seal tightly. (I used half an avocado in each bag, for each child).
2. Dice fresh tomato or, if your children are capable, let them dice tomato. (I used half a tomato for two children).
3. Give each child the bag and let them squeeze, squish and flatten the avocado.
4. Give them a spoon and let them add diced tomato, to their liking.
5. Put some garlic powder and salt on your hand and let each child sprinkle a little bit in their bag (if they are old enough, give them the shaker to season by themselves).
6. Remove the air from the bag, close tightly, and let the children squeeze and squish again.
7. Use a pair of scissors to cut a corner off the closed bag. Then squeeze out the guacamole into a bowl.