We love avocados in this family! I mean LOVE. They are a staple on my grocery list. They were even the bird and the bean’s very first food. Forget those creepy baby cereal flakes – we went straight for the guac! haha. With good reason – These magical little fruits (yep – fruit) have the vitamins and nutrients essential for child development and growth. They are full of potassium, fiber, folate, vitamin C, E and B-complex vitamins that support memory and brain function. And don’t be afraid of the fat. Most of the fat in avocados are the good monounsaturated kind that actually lowers cholesterol. I just love it when something so good for me is also so delicious!
We eat them all kinds of crazy ways around here….on toast with cheese, with our eggs, as a spread on sandwiches, in wraps for lunch, on salads, in soup, on pizza, plain with salt and tomatoes, of course as guacamole.
But just this week I decided at the last minute to add one to my grilled cheese sandwich. Yes. It was divine. I may not ever eat a grilled cheese sandwich with out an avocado again! It was so good. The avocado was perfectly creamy and smooth and the warm gooey cheese with the crisp butter bread. Oh I wish I had one right now. They were devoured. The kids both asked for seconds, but sadly there it was the last avocado in the house. (Must remedy that.)
Avocado Grilled Cheese.
You need – – – – cheese (any will do – I used mozzarella and it was amazing), buttered bread, avocado. I added cheese to the insides of both slices of bread to hold the slices of avocado in. Mmm. Cheese glue. Add anything else you want. I would have added tomato and cilantro if I had had it . That combo sounds so good to me. Pepperoni also comes to mind. Just try it. You won’t be sorry.
So, there is a fun contest going on right now at “Avocados from Mexico”. I would totally enter but, the bird is only 4. I think it sounds fun. And I do love to win prizes! And cash at Christmas sounds fabulous. Here is the info.
Starting November 14th, ‘Avocados from Mexico’ is hosting a video contest for parents of children ages 5-15. Submit a 1-3 minute video of your kidlets 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.
One grand prize winner gets $1,000 in cash plus an HD Camcorder (for future home videos!), a Nintendo 3D, 2 games and a personalized Mini Chef jacket. 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?
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. It could be you. 🙂 Easy Christmas cash and gifts.
Let me know if you enter. I would love to check it out.
Mini Chef Video Contest