Fun and healthy avocado recipes for kids for all meals of the day!

My kids aren’t fussy eaters. No, don’t leave! I swear I’m not trying to make you jealous. I have my own struggles when it comes to getting my kids to eat healthily but I do believe I have it better than my counterparts out there. While they usually don’t crib and whine about food, getting them to try something new is incredibly difficult. This poses a big problem when it’s time to try a new superfood or healthy kid’s meal.

A sliced avocado
The superfruit!

When I learned the benefits of Avocado, I knew I had to include it in my kids’ diet. This super fruit is brimming with healthy fats, fibre, and nutritional elements which are all essential for growing kids. But this was an alien fruit for my kids and I knew I’d have a hard time getting them to try it. I took the easy way out and introduced them to avocadoes through guacamole and chips. They loved it! This gave me a little more confidence to go ahead and try other recipes with avocados. Knowing that they won’t go for anything simple, I decided to opt for recipes that were both fun and delicious. I have an avocado recipe for every meal of the day and they are all kid-approved! They are not only delicious but incredibly healthy too! 

These fun and healthy avocado recipes for kids is sure to ‘Guac’ their world and yours too! Sorry, I had to do it. You can’t talk about avocados without making puns, right? Right!

Breakfast

Avocado toast recipe!

A plate of avocado toast with eggs and sun dried tomatoes
A toast to healthy mornings!

Avocado toast is one of the easiest delicious breakfast recipes and you can customize it to suit your kid’s taste preference. 

What you’ll need:

  • A ripe Avocado
  • Bread of your choice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Toppings- Choose between fried egg, grilled or fresh vegetables, and bacon

How to make it:

  • Scoop the delicious fruit, mash it, and add salt and pepper.
  • Toast the bread of your choice, spread butter, and layer it with the avocado mash.
  • Add the toppings of your choice.

I usually either go for a fried egg or sauteed mushrooms for toppings. You can also toast the bread with cheese if your kids love cheese. This is sure to be a popular kid’s breakfast dish.

H’avo’ smoothie

Chocolate Avocado smoothie in a mason jar
Goodness in a jar!

I guess you’ll just have to deal with the poor puns, I mean, my family does. This delectable kids’ drink is packed with protein and is the perfect way to kick-start school days. This chocolate-avocado smoothie is perfect for days when you don’t have time to prep for breakfast.

What you’ll need:

  • A glass of milk
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp chocolate powder/syrup
  • Sweetener of your choice

How to make it:

  1. Put the scooped avocado, banana, milk, sweetener, and chocolate powder /syrup in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve it in a glass and garnish it with chocolate shavings.

You can also choose to add almonds, cashews, or chia seeds for added nutrition. Use the chia seeds as a garnish instead of blending it with the rest of the ingredients. 

Avocado Lunch recipes

Avocado salad boat recipe

Avocados with chicken and tomato filling
Avocado boats of deliciousness!

This recipe adds a twist to the regular boring salad. While it is brimming with nutrition and protein, it doesn’t feel heavy at all and is quite refreshing. This is one of the most visually appealing avocado recipes. We all love stuffed cheesy potatoes, now it’s time to switch to a healthier alternative – stuffed delicious avocados. The possibilities with this dish are endless and is suitable for vegans, vegetarians, and meat-lovers.

What you need:

  1. 4 Avocados halved and pitted (depending on how many you are making)
  2. Half a cup chopped cherry tomatoes, sweet corn, and boiled red beans each
  3. 2 tbsp of olive oil
  4. A few cilantro and basil leaves
  5. Oregano, chilli flakes, and salt to taste

How to make it:

  1. Scoop a bit of the pulp from the avocados and keep it aside (scoop enough to form a hollow).
  2. Mash the scooped-out avocado pulp, add the tomatoes, sweet corn, boiled beans, olive oil, and toss it.
  3. Place the tossed mixture in the hollows of the avocado and garnish with cilantro, oregano, chilli flakes, and salt.

For meat lovers, the red beans can be substituted with tuna or chicken. If you prefer eggs for lunch, you can use scrambled eggs instead of vegetables and meat.

Avocado snacks

Corn and avocado fritters

A plate of avocado corn fritters with herbs, guacamole, and avocado slices on the side. Two tomatoes, napkins, and corn cob lie on the table around the plate.
Healthy snack time!

My kids love fried potatoes and as much as I do, too, I can’t deny that it’s unhealthy. This is a healthier alternative for the potatoes. I wouldn’t suggest making it every day as it still falls under the category of ‘fried food’. But when compared to potatoes, it definitely is a better healthy snack for kids. The corn adds a tinge of sweetness to the fritters. If you are like me and hate peeling corn, you should get a corn peeler.

What you’ll need:

  • 5 Tbsp of boiled corn
  • 1 diced avocado
  • 4 tbsp yoghurt
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp feta cheese (crumbled)

How to make it:

  • Beat the eggs until they are light and fluffy.
  • Add yoghurt, cornflour, and salt to the eggs.
  • Fold in the avocado and feta cheese, you should get a thick batter.
  • Heat the olive oil in a non-stick pan.
  • Drop a tablespoon of batter into the oil. You can fry as many fritters as you can in one go.
  • Cook them on one side until they are slightly brown and then flip them over.
  • Serve warm with yoghurt or mint dip.

Dinner

Avocado pasta recipe

A plate of avocado pasta garnished with herbs
Healthy pasta? Yess!

Everyone in my family loves pasta and we eat it for dinner at least twice a week. There are plenty of kid’s pasta recipes out there but most of them include a truckload of cheese. This avocado creamy pasta is not only lip-smacking but it’s also quite healthy.

What you’ll need:

  • Pasta of your choice
  • ½ tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • ½ cup diced cherry tomatoes
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ½ a lemon
  • ½ a tbsp of olive oil
  • Chilli flakes and oregano

How to make it:

  • Mash the avocado fruit until it’s creamy.
  • Add garlic, salt, few drops of lemon juice, and pepper to taste and keep it aside.
  • Cook pasta.
  • Add a bit of pasta water to the avocado mixture and mix well to form a sauce.
  • Add sauteed onions and tomatoes to the mixture.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the mixture and toss it well for delicious creamy pasta.

Dessert

Avocado ice cream

A scoop of avocado ice cream on a white plate
We scream for Avocado ice cream!

This vegan dessert is a refreshing change from the regular ice-cream flavours. I love making this over the weekend and both my kids and husband love it. The recipe involves simple ingredients and the best part is that you don’t need an ice-cream maker to make it. I do suggest getting an Ice-cream scooper to get that perfect scoop of deliciousness.

What you’ll need:

  • The flesh of 2 avocados
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • I can cold coconut milk
  • ⅓ sweet syrup (brown sugar, maple or agave)
  • ½ spoon chopped pistachios

How to make it:

  • Blend the avocado flesh with the lemon juice in a blender until it’s smooth.
  • Scoop out the cream from the coconut milk can.
  • Whip the coconut cream until it’s soft and fluffy.
  • Add the blended avocado and syrup to the coconut cream and mix well.
  • Put the mixture in a freezer-safe dish for 4 hours.
  • Take it out after 4 hours and garnish it with pistachios.

My family absolutely loves these avocado recipes and so do I! Do you have a special recipe incorporating avocados? Or any other healthy superfood? Let us know in the comments below!

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4 Responses

  1. I love avocado myself but don’t make any avocado dishes because my husband and kids hate them! These recipes sound so good. I’ll probably give the Avocado fritters a shot sometime and see if they change their minds.

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