Avocado is one of the healthiest, delicious superfoods—and fruits—you can eat and feed your kids. It’s packed with fiber, rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and an excellent way to get the healthy fats your kids need in their diets. Although avocado is an easy and versatile food you can serve any time, let’s take a look at how to eat avocado for breakfast—after all, it is the most important meal of the day.
HOW TO EAT AVOCADO FOR BREAKFAST
Before you serve avocado, be sure to thoroughly wash the fruit under cold running water to prevent foodborne illness.
Also, make sure you know how to prepare avocado.
Whether you’re serving up homemade baby food, making avocado toast, or adding it to a smoothie, here are a ton of creative, kid-friendly ways to eat avocado for breakfast.
AVOCADO BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE
I love making breakfast smoothies for my kids before they head off to school or log into distance learning.
Smoothies are a great, non-sneaky way to get in several fruits and vegetables at one time.
I particularly like using my Vitamix, because it allows for whole-food juicing and the smoothies come out ultra-smooth in seconds flat.
Adding a spoonful of avocado also adds protein, fiber, and healthy fats—and a ton of nutrition.
Avocado toast has been a really trendy way to eat avocado for breakfast, probably because it’s so easy to make and it looks great in social media photos.
If you want to put your own spin on this standby, however, you can add:
- Scrambled or hard-boiled eggs
- Smoked salmon
- Your favorite seasonings like everything bagel or garlic salt.
- Flaxseed, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, or sunflower seeds.
- Vegetables: radishes, carrots, cucumber, etc.
- Fruit: strawberries, tomatoes, etc.
I love making egg “muffins” for my kids because they’re quick and easy, lend themselves to so many variations, and are perfectly-portioned.
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While egg muffins are healthy and delicious on their own, adding avocado gives them a nutritional boost and a savory, creamy flavor.
Try mixing the avocado with the eggs and veggies or top the egg muffins with cubed avocado or a dollop of pureed avocado.
BAKED AVOCADO EGGS
An alternative to egg muffins is to put the egg inside the avocado and bake it in the oven.
Simply slice an avocado in half, remove the pit, crack an egg into each half and bake for 15 minutes.
You can also add toppings such as cheese, tomatoes, chives or bacon, or something else.
AVOCADO BREAKFAST FOR BABY
I loved making homemade baby food for my daughters and I’m convinced, it’s one of the reasons they’re healthy, adventurous eaters today.
With its smooth texture and mild taste, avocado is one of the best first foods for babies.
Depending on your baby’s age, you can make an avocado puree, mash it into a fine consistency, or serve it in cubes. You can mix it with other fruits and vegetables or serve it alone.
BUILD YOUR OWN AVOCADO BUDDHA BOWLS
A great way to eat avocado for breakfast is to let your kids make their own buddha bowls.
Put out a variety of ingredients like quinoa, rice, veggies, beans, edamame, and of course, avocado.
Studies show that when kids get to make choices about the foods they eat, they’re more likely to eat healthily.
Need a recipe? Try this one from Kirbie’s Cravings.
AVOCADO BREAKFAST PUDDING
Who says you can’t serve dessert for breakfast? If your kids like pudding then an avocado breakfast pudding is the perfect way to serve it up first thing in the morning.
Most recipes call for avocado, milk or a non-dairy alternative, and a little bit of a sweetener like honey or maple syrup. You can top it with granola, nuts, or seeds for an extra boost of protein and fiber.
AVOCADO BREAKFAST BURRITO
If you’re looking for a quick and easy alternative to avocado toast, try a breakfast burrito.
Combine a tortilla with eggs, veggies, beans, and avocado and you have a healthy, delicious, and nutrition-packed breakfast.