This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
When it comes to using Avocados I’m not very creative. I think of them as an addition to a salad or sandwiches. I’m also very fond of using them on tacos and in guacamole. I hardly ever think of using them in anything else but they are actually quite versatile in recipes. I’ve seen recipes for soup, and recipes for fried avocado fingers, both sound very appetizing if you ask me.
Why should you use avocados when cooking? Because they’re so good for you. Avocados are full of vitamins and fat that’s good for you. The good fat is what we call it in our house. They also have potassium, fiber, folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and some B Complex vitamins that support brain function and good memory, which reminds me, I should be eating some avocados. Want your kids to eat them too, then get them in the kitchen with you. Letting kids participate in cooking inspires them to try new things, even green squishy things. Plus you could enter them into a contest to win prizes. The Mini Chef video contest! Ten finalists will be chosen by a panel of food and entertainment experts based on the chef’s personality and the presence of avocados. So enter the Mini Chef Video Contest now.
Here is my simple Avocado recipe:
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Cheddar Cheese
Microwave the tortillas for 10 to 15 seconds
Mix eggs, milk, salt to make scrambled eggs. The quantity depends on how many people you are feeding. Scramble the eggs on a skillet and top with cheese just as they finish cooking.
Peel and cut the avocados
Place eggs and avocados in the tortilla and wrap them up like a burrito
Dip in Salsa and or Sour Cream.
Now if you think you have what it takes to win the The Mini Chef video contest and your children are age 5 to 15 then here’s how to enter. You need to upload a 1-3 minute video of your child preparing a kid-friendly avocado recipe. You could win $1000 cash, an HD camcorder, a Nintendo 3D with 2 games and be featured. All video entries must be submitted by December 4th, 2011. Public voting will begin on December 6th and contest finalists will be notified by December 12th. For regular updates about the contest, follow @guacgrl on Twitter.