Avocado is a great first food for babies as it has a mild taste and a much higher nutritional value than most other fruits. They are also easy to mash up. You can take a ripe avocado and a spoon in your diaper bag for a quick baby snack that's fresh, healthy and easy to fix on the go.
Guacamole is the most popular avocado dish but my kids won't eat it so instead I slice avocados or mix them in scrambled eggs or salads.
Breakfast - dice it up and use it to make breakfast tacos. Add diced tomatoes, chilis, onion and avocado to hot pan with a bit of olive oil, pour in 2 or three beaten eggs and scramble. Serve on mini tortillas.
Lunch - Avocado works great as a substitute for meat in sandwiches but I like it with chicken salad and ciabatta. I use half mayo/half yogurt in the chicken salad to reduce the calories. I also dice up the avocado and mix it with grapes or kiwi or apples and a wee bit of lemon juice for a healthy fruit salad.
Dinner - Grilled chicken and avocado salad. We grill chicken breasts with a touch of olive oil and lemon and then for the salad use avocado, tomatoes, red onions, garlic, coriander, spinach and feta cheese.
Avocados are high in fat so use them sparingly. As you can see none of the above are diet foods but all are healthy and yummy. Most avocados' growing season is August to October/November but the Hass variety, which can be found at local markets in Kuwait, is available all year round.