A Tasty Recipe
Preparation for this activity: Peel and slice an avocado for the kids to taste, make guacamole to serve with tortilla chips.
Give the students small pieces of an avocado to taste. Ask them to describe the taste and texture. Avocados have a soft and slimy texture that is mushy. They taste bland but rich, similar to a potato or a mushroom. Discuss how it is often prepared for eating. Avocados are commonly used to make a guacamole dip or to add flavor to foods like rice, beans, meat, burritos, hamburgers, sandwiches and salads.
Mention the health benefits of avocados. Although an avocado is a fruit, it is high in fat. About 80% of calories in avocados are from fat, but it is mostly healthy fat. Avocados are a good source of potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K, copper, fiber, and folate.
For the preschool snack, serve guacamole with tortilla chips.
2 avocados 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 ripe tomato, chopped 1 lime, juiced salt and pepper to taste
Peel and mash avocados in a medium serving bowl. Stir in onion, garlic, tomato, lime juice, salt and pepper. Season with remaining lime juice and salt and pepper to taste. Chill for half an hour to blend flavors.