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Avocado Toast: A Healthy Snack in 5 Minutes Flat!

avocado toastAvocado toast has been a staple in our house for a few years now. There used to be cafe in our neighborhood that served it and when it closed, we started making our own. It’s turned out to be a really great dish for the busy schedule we have as working parents. For starters, it’s really easy to make. It takes about five minutes and frequently that happens to be exactly the amount of time we have to generate snacks and lunches for a hungry family. It’s also super-versatile–perfect for breakfast or lunch, but also as a side to fill out a dinner when you’re reheating leftovers.

Avocados are also one of the few really nutritious foods that most kids seem to like on the first try with no fuss. They’re high in healthy fats, potassium, and vitamins B, E, and K. And if you use whole wheat bread for the toast, it’s a great way to provide whole grains. Even if your kid doesn’t like avocados, the lemon in this recipe gives it a brightness that might make it more palatable to picky eaters.

Avocado Toast
makes 4-6 slices of avocado toast

6 slices bread
2 avocados
1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for serving
juice of 1 lemonӬ2 teaspoons ground cumin, freshly ground if you can swing it
1/2 teaspoon salt
a few turns fresh pepper

Toast your bread.

Mash the avocados in a medium bowl. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, salt, and pepper, and mix well. Spoon 3 or 4 tablespoons onto each slice and serve.

I like mine with a little extra greenery, so we served it here with watercress, but baby greens or spinach would be wonderful choices. Melted cheese would also make a fantastic addition for a more substantial snack.

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