EASY, healthy curry chicken salad with avocado and vegetables for babies, kids, and adults! It's high in protein and perfect for a quick lunch at home and school lunchboxes.
Why you're going to love this chicken avocado salad!
It is SO easy to make. In 10 minutes or less, you can enjoy a healthy and delicious lunch with your little one(s). This will become your go-to on days when you don't feel like cooking.
It is also super versatile. You can add whatever vegetables you have on hand.
It is high in protein and fat, which will keep you and your child fuller for longer.
Shredded chicken - I like to cook several breasts (can also use thigh meat) to enjoy throughout the week. This is such a great way to repurpose leftovers. I HIGHLY recommend trying this Chicken Quinoa Spinach Casserole!
How to cook chicken PERFECTLY for babies and toddlers
Avocado - There aren't many foods that I absolutely refuse to eat, but mayo is one of them. So of course, I find different ways to make chicken salad creamy, like using avocado! You should totally try this vegetable avocado muffin recipe too!
Vegetables - Feel free to use whatever you wish! I love adding finely grated carrots to baby's food for texture exposure.
Greek yogurt - Helps the avocado add creaminess to the salad as well as imparts a hint of tanginess. You can swap with a non-dairy alternative or leave out altogether, if you wish.
In a bowl, mash avocado and lime juice.
Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until well-incorporated. That's it!
Frequently Asked Questions
For 1-2 days. But do keep in mind that just like guacamole, it will turn brown after a few hours from oxidation when exposed to air. You can add more lime juice to help slow down the browning and cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the salad to keep the air out.
But even if it does turn brown, it's still fine to eat.
This will be absolutely delicious with cooked tofu, beans, or salmon if you eat fish.
You may find this post helpful - Best First Foods for Babies.
How to serve curry chicken salad to babies and kids
Start with 1-2 tablespoons of the salad. You can always offer more. Run your knife through the mixture, making sure the chicken is finely chopped. You can serve as is, preload onto a spoon, mix into grains like quinoa, oatmeal, lentils ,etc. or spread onto toast.
Pictured: I purposefully used leftover salad to show you what the color looks like after a day.
If interested in our favorite plate, bowl, and spoon, check out my BLW essentials!
If your child feels reluctant towards sandwiches, little changes can make a big difference. Try slicing into small pieces. My son absolutely loves his tea sandwiches. You can also use sandwich cutters to turn them into cute shapes.
If these don't work, try a deconstructed sandwich. Serve the chicken salad with bread or crackers.
Here's a Master List of Sandwich Ideas for Kids All in One Place!
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Curry Chicken Avocado Salad
- 1 cup (100g) shredded chicken
- 1 medium avocado, mashed
- 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
- ½ teaspoon curry powder
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped cucumber
- 3 tablespoons finely grated carrots
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Taste and feel free to add more yogurt, lime juice, curry powder, or veggies to your liking!