This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico. All opinions are 100% mine.
Do your kids eat avocados?
I can’t say they are the cutest fruit (yep, they are fruit!), but they ARE delicious and nutritious. We slice them onto sandwiches, burgers, into salads, and of course, guacamole…but there are so many more ways to introduce them into your (and your childs) diet. It only takes three slices to gain potassium, fiber, folate, vitamin C, E and those B-complex vitamins that support memory and brain function. So, great for you AND for the kiddos. I know you want that, so, how can you get the picky eaters to give avocados a shot if they don’t already love them?
You could try these Avocado Blackberry Pops, for starters.
Nothing could be easier to throw together, and it’s a healthy alternative at snack time. Seven loves them!
Blackberry Avocado Pops
- 2 ripe Avocados, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup orange juice
Pour the juice and sugar over the berries and also to macerate for 1 hour in the refrigerator. Combine with avocado and puree in the blender until smooth. Pour into freezer pop molds and freeze until set. Serve and enjoy!
Now, Seven is only 4, but believe me, I’d be entering this contest if he were a tad older!
Starting November 14th, Avocados from Mexico is hosting a video contest for parents of children ages 5-15. All you need to so is submit a 1-3 minute video of your kids preparing an avocado dish and be sure to have them include why they love avocados and the catchy Avocados from Mexico jingle found on their website. Videos will be judged on the Mini Chef’s personality and the presence of avocado. You can do THAT, right??
One grand prize winner of the Mini Chef Video Contest gets $1,000 in cash plus an HD Camcorder (for future home videos!), a Nintendo 3D, 2 games and a personalized Mini Chef jacket. SWEET!! Nine runners up win big too with an HD Camcorder, a Nintendo 3D and a personalized Mini Chef jacket. Tons of great prizes and tons of chances to win – what’s not to love? (See why I would enter? Come on!)
Get your video in by December 4th and check back on December 6th to see if your video is one of 10 finalists. Public voting will take place on YouTube December 6-11. The video with the most Likes wins and will be posted on the website December 12th.
What are you waiting for? Get that camera rolling!