Homemade Chips and Guacamole- Kids Cook Monday

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We love guacamole around here- especially Brady and Nolan! So, you can understand why I was so inspired by this blog post from Teeny Tiny Foodie…

http://teenytinyfoodie.com/lets-make-guacamole-toddler-recipe/

Not only is guacamole delicious, but it’s super easy and fun to make. And with these easy to follow instruction sheets, they’re perfect for the littlest of chefs.

Guacamole GuacamoleInstructions

I have to admit, the teacher in me was really excited about these. I can definitely see a fun Science or Writing lesson that could happen with these on Cinco de Mayo!

I knew I wanted to try this guacamole recipe with Brady, but we made a bigger batch because, well, Nolan eats a lot.

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We gathered all our ingredients and got to chopping. We ended up using 2 avocados, the juice of 1 lime, 1 tomato, a handful of chopped cilantro, 2 cloves of garlic and about 1/3 of a white onion.

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Brady felt so big following the recipe instructions on the I-Pad and his favorite part was definitely squeezing the good stuff out of the avocados!

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We also made some homemade corn chips today to go with our guacamole. This was fascinating for B. “Wait. Chips don’t always come from a bag?!” Here’s how we made our baked corn chips.

Baked Corn Chips

Ingredients

Corn Tortillas
Olive Oil
Sea Salt

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Here’s how we made our baked chips. So much easier than you would think!

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First we brushed each tortilla with a small amount of olive oil on each side.

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Then we stacked our tortillas (we had 5) and sliced them up with a pizza cutter.

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Then we spread the chips out into an even layer on a baking sheet.

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We liberally sprinkled the sea salt on the chips.

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Then we put the chips in the oven for about 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees. (Until they were crispy and golden brown.)

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There ya have it- A healthy snack that was easy and fun to make! (And maybe a little learning took place along the way!)

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Full disclosure… the chips were a hit, but Brady definitely asked me for a spoon at one point. Apparently, it’s now socially acceptable to just eat guacamole straight from the bowl!

 

 

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