April 30, 2012

One of my favourite snacks is freshly made guacamole with toasted whole wheat naan bread. Though my kids aren’t really a fan of “the green stuff”, they are willing to try it every now and again and I am confident that one day they will call this one of their favourite snacks, too! Update: My middle child now officially likes (maybe even “loves”) guacamole, and the other two are almost there! This is living proof that if you keep offering you child healthy foods, they will learn to like them!

This “recipe” is one I have come up with by experimenting over time.


1 ripe avocado

1 clove garlic, finely chopped or pressed

1/2 small onion, finely chopped

lime juice of 1 small lime

1/2 medium tomato, diced (or smaller)

salt & pepper to taste

whole wheat naan bread


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place naan bread on baking sheet. Bake for 3 – 5 minutes, turning once after 2 minutes. Remove from oven and cut into triangles (I use a pizza cutter to do this).

Cut avocado in half, lengthwise. Discard pit, and spoon out flesh into a small bowl. Add garlic, onion, and lime juice. Mash everything together to desired consistency (I like mine a bit lumpy!) and then add the tomato and salt & pepper and stir gently.

Serve immediately, but be sure to share and ENJOY!

Yes, avocado is relatively high in calorie and fat content, but it is the “good” kind of fat, so “avocado is definitely a food we should be including in our diets”, according to Canada’s leading nutritionist, Leslie Beck. See the following link for more about avocados on Leslie’s website.

What’s your favourite way to enjoy avocados?