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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mini Chef Video Contest and Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

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




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Did you know avocados have the vitamins and nutrients essential for child development and growth? 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.

To help you introduce this food to your kids (or get them to eat more of it), Avocados from Mexico Mini Chef Video contest is having a Mini Chef Video Contest.

The contest starts November 14 and is open to parents of kids ages 5-15. To enter, you must submit a 1-3 minute video of your child/children preparing an avocado dish.  Also, in your video, have the kids include why they love avocados and have them sing 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.

Send in your video 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.  

Now I'm sure you're wondering what kind of prizes you get if you win, right? Here's a quick run down.
One grand prize winner gets: 
  • $1,000 in cash
  • HD Camcorder
  • a Nintendo 3D and 2 games
  • personalized Mini Chef jacket. 
And Nine runners up win big too with an HD Camcorder, a Nintendo 3D and a personalized Mini Chef jacket.

To give you a little inspiration, today I'm sharing a kid-friendly avocado recipe.  I can't think of anything more kid friendly than chocolate chip cookies, can you?  Next time you get ready to make chocolate chip cookies, consider this Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookie.

Recipe for Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup avocado (1 small avocado)
3/4 cups white sugar
3/4 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
chocolate chips (about 1/2 a bag)
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)  

Directions: Cream together avocado, butter, and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Then add flour, salt, baking powder and soda; add one cup at a time. Then fold in chocolate chips and nuts.  (You may want to use more or less than the recipe calls for.)
Roll into 1 inch balls and press down lightly. Bake at 350 degrees for 11-13 minutes.

Do you have any kid-friendly avocado recipes that you make for your family?


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