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Good eating habits can be established early in childhood. Avocados have a fun, creamy texture that is not only tasty, but rich in vitamins and minerals. Avocados contain potassium, fiber, folate, Vitamin C, E and B Complex vitamins that support memory and brain function. The smooth creamy consistency makes it an excellent choice for one of the first fresh fruits a baby can enjoy. But older kids can have fun with it too!
Have a youngster that loves to be in front of the camera? Avocados from Mexico is hosting a Mini Chef Video Contest for parents of children ages 5-15. All you have to do is submit a 1-3 minute video of your child creating an avocado dish. Have them talk about why they love the taste of avocados and the Avocados from Mexico jingle found on their website.
And what could they win? How about $1000 dollars in cash plus an HD Camcorder, a Nintendo 3D, 2 games and a personalized Mini Chef jacket. Pretty cool, right? And that’s just the grand prize. Nine runners up win big too with an HD Camcorder, a Nintendo 3D and a personalized Mini Chef jacket. Plus many other great prizes and tons of chances to win!
Get your video in by December 4, 2011 and then check back on the 6th to see if your video was one of the ten finalists. Public voting will take place on YouTube December 6-11 and the video with the most likes will be posted on their website on December 12th.
What a great contest and what a fabulous way to introduce avocados to your children if you haven’t already done so!
My kids are grown now, but when they were younger, their favorite avocado dish was Turkey and Bacon Tortilla Wraps. They were simple to make and very delicious.
Turkey and Bacon Tortilla Wraps
2 whole wheat flour tortillas
2 slices smoked turkey
4 slices microwaved bacon
1/2 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 slices of cheese
Simply warm the tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds. Place turkey strips on top of each tortilla, sliced avocado, sour cream, bacon strips and cheese. Fold in half and serve! How easy is that! Even the Sitcom kitchen could handle that. Ha!
And that cute seed in the middle? Waste not, want not, I always say. Stick some toothpicks in the sides of it and prop it in a glass full of water. Your avocado seed will sprout in 3 to 6 weeks!