It's really easy to make. It takes about five minutes which frequently is exactly the amount of time it take 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.
4 to 6 slices
6 slices bread
1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for serving
juice of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons ground cumin, freshly ground if possible
1/2 teaspoon salt
a few turns fresh pepper
Toast the bread.
Mash the avocados in a medium bowl. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, salt, and pepper; mix well. Spoon 3 or 4 tablespoons onto each slice and serve.
Preparation/Total Time: 5 minutes
Serve on watercress, baby greens or spinach, if desired.
For a more substantial snack, add melted cheese.
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.