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FAMILY CENTRAL: GUAC IS GOOD

Guac is good! We all know this, but where did it come from? The Aztecs, our friends from down south, first created it!

When the Spaniards bumped into the Aztec empire back in the 1500s, the natives were making a concoction called ahuaca-mulli, which means, “avocado-sauce.” The dish was prepared by mashing avocados, sometimes with tomatoes and onions. Ring a bell? Add some chili peppers, lime, a touch of cilantro and you’ve got contemporary guacamole.

All proper Texans regularly consume guacamole. And this is a good thing because avocados are great for you. According to my research on WebMD, avocados are a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins C, K, folate, and B6. Half an avocado has 160 calories, 15 grams of heart-healthy unsaturated fat and only 2 grams saturated fat. One avocado contains more than one-third the daily recommended value of vitamin C and more than half the day’s requirements of vitamin K.

These are all nutrients we want to give our kids, too! So, I formulated a guacamole recipe that your pint-size chefs can enjoy and help prepare!

2 avocados, halved, pitted and cubed
1 lime, juiced
6 oz sour cream
1 pkg Hidden Valley Spicy Ranch Dressing Mix

In a medium bowl, using fork or potato masher, mash avocados until chunky smooth. You want some bits of avocado intact and some to have a smooth texture. Add juice from the lime and stir. Fold in sour cream and dressing mix until fully incorporated.  Transfer to serving dish and enjoy!