Avocado is a fruit that’s becoming increasingly available in India. Make the most of this by trying out these Healthy Avocado Recipes for Babies & Kids!
If you’ve been grocery shopping for a while, you’ll have noticed that new ingredients are increasingly making an appearance in Indian stores. And we’re not talking only about gourmet supermarkets in big cities – the trend is also visible in smaller towns and grocery stores.
One fruit that’s become quite common these days is avocado, also known as butterfruit in some places. Avocados are fruits that have a pride of place among healthy super foods, thanks to the healthy fats they contain.
If you’ve been wondering how to include avocados in your family’s diet, you’ve come to the right place! Today, we have for you 40 recipes that are suitable for babies and kids. These cover everything from salads to sandwiches and desserts. Take your pick and delight your kids with something healthy and yummy!
Important: Please remember that it’s recommended to avoid salt, sugar, honey and cow’s milk for babies under one. It is also advised to use natural substitutes for refined sugar, as well as to use whole grain and millet instead of refined flour. You can skip the baking soda or baking powder mentioned in any of the recipes.
Healthy Avocado Recipes for Babies under One Year
What’s the first avocado dish you’d feed your baby? A puree, of course! This avocado puree is very simple and you can easily flavor it with some ripe banana or applesauce. Thanks to the natural creaminess of avocado, you get a nice, beautiful texture without too much effort.
Baby Foode has a recipe that is a complete baby meal with carbohydrates, healthy fats and iron. Spinach and avocado join oats for a weight gaining recipe that’s chock full of nutrients for a growing mind and body.
Mom Junction has a great avocado recipe that’s perfect for summers and needs nothing more than avocado flesh and water. This is a great option for teething babies, as the cold pops help soothe irritated gums while also providing some nutrition.
Guacamole might seem like a complicated, exotic dish for adults, but Moms Kitchen Handbook shows us that it can be easily customized to feed a baby. this recipe uses cumin and lime juice to jazz up plain avocado and the texture will be interesting for older babies.
Now these fries will have the whole family asking for a taste! Just a Taste gives us a recipe that’s great for babies over 9 months, who’re familiar with whole eggs. Make your own bread crumbs and use whole wheat flour or oat flour.
Pancakes are among the easiest finger foods for babies, and Abbeys Kitchen has a recipe that’s easy to make, colorful and super healthy too! The banana adds the requisite sweetness as well as a soft, lovely texture.
Doesn’t this pasta from The Nourished Seedling look beautiful? That gorgeous color is thanks to spinach and avocado which combine with cheese to create a deliciously creamy pasta sauce. Skip the salt for babies under one year old, and season it any way you like.
It’s not just the adults in the family who can relish desserts, baby can too! Detoxinista makes sure of this with an avocado chocolate recipe. You can skip the salt and replace the maple syrup with homemade date syrup to make it as sweet as you like.
Your baby doesn’t have to be a weight watcher to have a green smoothie in the morning! Baby Foode has a simple recipe that uses banana, avocado and spinach for a delicious, antioxidant and healthy fats-packed drink for your little one!
The Baker Mama has the perfect recipe to strengthen those motor skills and encourage your baby to feed herself. skip the baking powder and baking soda if you want to – the muffins will still taste amazing!
Healthy Avocado Recipes for Kids Over One Year
11. ABC Smoothie
You’ve probably heard of the ABC smoothie – Apple Beetroot and Carrot. However, Indian Curry Trail gives us another version of the ABC – Avocado, banana and chocolate! A lot more kid-friendly than the original, I must say!
12. Avocado Toast
Kids tired of same old boring toast with butter or cheese? No problem, The Kitchn has a healthier, not to mention much more attractive alternative! You can season with any spices of your child’s preference for a custom made toast!
Scrambled eggs are an easy and healthy breakfast option for kids, and now you can make it even healthier! Sweet as Honey adds chopped avocado to plain scrambled eggs, and along with the cherry tomatoes, you get a pretty morning dish!
Some kids eat egg whites happily, but balk at the thought of eating the yolks. Take a page out of Healthy Little Foodies’ book and make deviled eggs, where you can replace plain boiled yolk with a much more interesting avocado version!
Here’s an easier way to ensure your child gets all the health benefits of eggs and avocados – a sandwich! Healthy Little Foodies shows us how to put together an avocado egg salad that can be easily stuffed into sandwiches or wrapped up in a roti for an exotic wrap.
16. Avocado Salsa
Salsa is often a hit with kids, thanks to the colors and its zingy taste. A Southern Soul takes this to the next level with avocado joining the mix, resulting in a slightly creamier, more attractive salsa to eat with chips or even rotis.
Salads may sound boring, but GK Food Diary has a way to make it attractive to even fussy eaters! If mangoes are easily available in your area, consider making this salad that has a delicious dressing comprised of lemon juice, honey and olive oil.
Chilled soups are a great idea for summers, when kids generally tend to eat less and prefer things to drink. Tasty puts together a super simple soup that needs just 3 ingredients – Greek yogurt, vegetable stock and of course, avocado!
19. Avocado Dip
Do your kids like to dunk their fries or vegetable sticks into something? Skip the mayonnaise and unhealthy dips and opt for this healthy one from Healthy Little Foodies instead!
20. Avocado Hummus
Does your family enjoy trying out cuisines from other cultures? In that case, you may have tried making hummus, and you’ll enjoy making this avocado version from Sandhya Hariharan – it’s not very different from the original version!
21. Avocado Chutney
Want something different to go with your idli or dosa? How about something green, packed with healthy fats and super creamy? Yes, we’re talking about this avocado chutney from Priya Kitchenette!
22. Avocado Raitha
The Spruce Eats comes up with a lovely raitha recipe that uses avocado and other refreshing ingredients like coriander leaves and lemon juice. This neutrally flavored raitha would go well with pretty much anything you decide to serve your family.
It’s amazing how kids accept a dish that’s just presented differently from the way it usually is – even if all the other ingredients are the same! The Baker Mama makes use of this fact and serves up some pretty looking avocado roll ups that are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike!
The best part about avocado is that it’s got a neutral taste that makes it go well with everything – sweet or savory, vegetarian or non-vegetarian. Kitchen at Hoskins combines avocado with chicken and cheese for these delightfully soft meatballs.
These poppers are an excellent protein packed snack for kids and even adults who are trying to include healthy foods into their diet. Haute and Healthy Living jazzes up the flavor of these with garlic, onion and coriander.
26. Avocado Sandwich
If you’d like an Indian-style masala sandwich, this recipe from Padhus Kitchen should be perfect! Along with avocado, this sandwich includes many other healthy ingredients like bell peppers, herbs and tomato.
27. Avocado Dal Vada
Can you believe that dal vadas can be made with avocados? Yes, Indfused has done it, and they’ve proved that it’s not that hard either! These vadas are great for munching on in monsoons, and they also pack in the protein and healthy fats along with carbohydrates from the corn.
Did you think that quesadillas were hard to pronounce, let alone make? Well we’re not too sure about the pronunciation, but Healthy Little Foodies has a recipe that proves that it’s super easy to make – all you need are fresh or leftover rotis.
Now here’s a recipe that practically screams avocado! Delightful Mom Food uses avocado not just in the pizza sauce, but in the crust as well! That’s how you get a pizza that’s got that gorgeous color on the crust!
Yes, it’s a secret recipe, because a lot of veggies are hidden in this pretty looking green rice from My Fussy Eater! There’s cauliflower, spinach, avocado and lots of herbs in this yummy recipe!
31. Avocado Paratha
If you can make rice with avocado, can parathas be far behind? Padhus Kitchen shows us how easy it is to make these flat breads with avocado that provide a welcome change from plain rotis.
Muffins are something all kids will happily devour any time of the day, so make sure you have some healthy muffin recipes up your sleeve! Savvy Saving Couple has one to add to your list, using avocado and banana for some super soft and yummy muffins.
They may sound like an unlikely couple, but chocolate and avocado are a match made in heaven. I Heart Vegetables proves this in a recipe that uses avocado, cocoa powder as well as some chocolate chips for good measure. Use organic coconut sugar for best results.
With so much natural creaminess, avocado is a food that’s just asking to be made into ice cream! Food Wine and Love has a vegan ice cream recipe that uses coconut milk that goes really well with the avocado.
Planning on baking your birthday cake and want to keep it healthy? The Almond Eater has just the recipe for you – not only is the cake made of avocado, but the frosting is too. Go on, gorge on it guilt-free!
Chocolate mousse is one of the creamiest, most sinfully delicious desserts you can have, and Baby Led Feeding makes this even more enticing by making it healthy – by adding avocado!
Enjoyed avocado ice cream? Now take it one step further with this absolutely delicious recipe from Texanerin. With bananas, yogurt, coconut sugar and cocoa powder, this is is truly a recipe you’ll be wanting to make again and again.
38. Avocado Kalakand
Who said it’s just puddings and Popsicles you can make with avocado? Go ahead and try an Indian dessert too, like this Kalakand from Erivum Puliyum!
Pradhaman is a popular festive dessert in Kerala, and is made with a number of ingredients. Archana’s Kitchen goes off the traditional route with an avocado pradhaman.
If you’d like to experiment a little more making Indian desserts out of avocado, you should try this burfi recipe from Indfused. Serve it to guests and ask them to guess what’s in it!