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Along with strawberries and cherries, avocado (it’ also a fruit!), is one of the healthiest and most delicious foods you can serve your kids.

Guacamole, avocado toast or added to green smoothies are some tried and true ways to serve them up.

But there are so many healthy avocado recipes that the options are endless.

My kids are big fans of avocado—whether it’s in a salad, mixed with sweet corn, tomato and red onion, and of course served with tortilla chips.

Here, learn a bit why avocados are healthy for kids, and get 20 healthy avocado recipes to try.

Avocados are a superfood for kids

Tons of vitamins and minerals

With 20 vitamins and minerals including vitamins B5, B6, C, E, K, folate and potassium, your kids will get a ton of nutrition without a lot of calories.

Avocados also contain lutein and zeaxanthin, which are carotenoids, or plant pigments found in the eyes that can improve memory and processing speed, one study found.

Eating avocado alongside nutrient-dense vegetables helps to improve the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients like vitamins A, D, K and E.

Healthy fats

 Avocados are an excellent source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, or the healthy fats that can help reduce bad cholesterol and the risk for heart disease later on in life.

 The polyunsaturated fats found in avocado are also vital for brain growth and development during pregnancy, infancy and childhood.

Filling Fiber 

Avocado is a great source of fiber, which helps to satisfy kids’ hunger, help them feel fuller longer, prevent weight gain and cure constipation.
Related: How Much Fiber Do Kids Need? 

25 Healthy Avocado Recipes for Kids

Mashed, blended, scooped or cut up into cubes, there are so many ways to serve avocado. 

Avocado makes a healthy first food for baby or as a substitute for mayonnaise, mustard or ketchup, or for butter in baked goods.

Here are some healthy and delicious ways to serve avocado.


1. Butternut Squash Avocado Muffins 

2. Tropical Avocado Breakfast Parfait

3. Avocado Toast

4. Avocado Pineapple Smoothie Bowl

5. Bacon and Eggs in a Mason Jar Topped with Avocado, Tomato and Basil


6. California Grilled Chicken Avocado and Mango Salad

7. Chilled Avocado Soup

8. Avocado and Cheese Toasties

9. Avocado Egg Salad

10. Avocado and Cheese Roll-Ups


11. Summer Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad with Creamy Buttermilk-Dijon Dressing

12. Avocado Chicken Enchiladas

13. Avocado Cilantro Lime Rice

14. Tortilla Soup

15. Summer Goodness Millet Salad

16. Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad

17. Avocado Pasta

Snacks and Desserts

18. The Easiest 4-Ingredient Guacamole

19. Avocado Fries With Lime Dipping Sauce

20. Avocado Chocolate Mousse

21. Vegan Brownies

22. Mint Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream

23. Creamy Avocado Lime Parfaits

24. Coconut Avocado Popsicles

25. Chocolate Avocado Pudding Pops

What are your favorite avocado recipes? Let me know in the comments!

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Julie Revelant teaches parents how to raise children who are healthy, adventurous eaters. Through blog posts and videos, her goal is to shift the conversation from short-term, problem picky eating to lifelong, healthy eating and healthy futures. Julie has written for FoxNews.com, FIRST for Women magazine, WhatToExpect.com, EverydayHealth.com, RD.com, TheBump.com, Care.com, and Babble.com.