Monday, November 14, 2011

Bacon, Tomato, Avocado Salad

This post brought to you by Avocados from Mexico. All opinions are 100% mine.

Did you know that Avocados are a fruit?  Yep - they totally are!  Did you know that avocados  have the vitamins and nutrients essential for child development and growth? Yep- Just 3 slices of this creamy green fruit packs potassium, fiber, folate, vitamin C, E and those B-complex vitamins that support memory and brain function!  I knew I liked avocados for a reason!

Here is a super yummy salad sure to please your whole family:

Bacon, Tomato, Avocado salad:

Ingredients: 2-3 slices of bacon, 1 tomato, 2 avocados, lemon juice, salt, garlic (fresh or powder- use what you got!) Sunflower seeds

Cook bacon and brake into bits (or you could use Bacon Bits too).  Cut up your tomato.  Cut up your avocados.  Mix together.   Add lemon juice, salt and garlic to taste.  Sprinkle with Sunflower seed when you serve it.

It is super yummy!  My daughter gabbles it up!  My son, is super picky and cannot get past that it is green... but that means more for me! :)  I wish I could take credit for it but I think my friend Rebecca made it up... but she doesn't have a blog so I thought it would be Ok to share it with you!

Want to encourage your kids to eat vitamin packed avocados?  Mini Chef Video Contest is a great way to introduce them to it!

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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 child/children 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.

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