If you had to eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would you choose? For me and my family, that would be avocados. Maybe it’s because we eat so much Tex-Mex food, but my family really loves adding avocado to everything. I’m so glad that avocados are available year-round! I’m always looking for creative new recipes and lately I’ve been trying to figure out how to turn things green without food coloring. My son sings the Avocados from Mexico jingle just about every time we eat some, so when they contacted me about an interview with Chef Pati Jinich, I was more than happy to get some of her avocado recipes.
Avocado tips from Chef Pati Jinich
Chef Pati Jinich is a political analyst-turned chef from Mexico and mom to three boys. She currently hosts the cooking program, Chef Pati’s Table. Getting into the habit of eating healthy – or even just eating breakfast – can be a challenge for parents and kids. I asked Chef Pati some of the questions I get most often from friends and readers.
Q: What advice would you give to parents of picky eaters?
A: My advice to parents of picky eaters is to set an example for your children. When they see you eating something, they’ll likely want to try it as well.
Q: Sometimes my son doesn’t want to eat breakfast. How do I motivate him when he’d rather be sleeping than eating?
A: Make him something delicious, like and avocado, mango and berry smoothie, or oatmeal, avocado and agave pancakes! He’ll receive all the nutrition while enjoying something super tasty! If you let your children participate in the kitchen with you (kids love making a mess in the kitchen), they’ll be more eager to participate and eat.
Check out this video to find out what other tips Chef Pati has for my readers. Plus, get a peek at some of her avocado recipes.
The avocado recipes Chef Pati mentioned in the video all sound so good. If you’re dying to try them out, you can get the recipes right here.
- Chopped egg & avocado sandwich
- Cheese scramble
- Avocado, mango and berry smoothie
- Avocado oatmeal and agave pancake
Once I read through these recipes, I knew I had to try one out. I didn’t have all of the ingredients for most of them on hand. Plus, my kids were hungry now. So I whipped up the basic avocado, orange juice, and yogurt smoothie. It turned out so green and soo tasty. And with only 3 ingredients, it was also ready in about 2 minutes.
Next on my list to try: avocado chocolate chip cookies.
Which one of these recipes looks best to you? Do your kids like to eat naturally green foods?
Disclosure: Personalized video and swag were provided in consideration for this interview. All opinions expressed here are my own.