Avocado, Potato and Queso Cotija Taquitos with Avocado Sauce

Miss Mevi shares this Avocado Taquitos RecipeHello everyone!

Ready to enjoy this weekend? Are going to have your kids at home? If you will, you might want to prepare a funny meal, something that kids can eat with their bare hands. These crunchy taquitos filled with creamy and cheesy goodness are a perfect finger food for kids.

Here’s the recipe

Yields 12 taquitos

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
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Serves:
Ingredients
For taquitos
3 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. Pepper
1/2 medium ripe, Fresh Avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese
1 egg
12 corn tortillas
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Toothpicks
For sauce
3 tomatillos, rinsed and skinned
1/2 medium ripe, Fresh Avocado, pitted and peeled
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions:
For taquitos:

Place potatoes in a medium stock pot with cold water, cover and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook until fork-tender. Drain water and mash with fork or potato masher. Add garlic powder, salt, pepper, cotija cheese and egg. Stir until combined. Fold in avocado and set aside.
Wrap tortillas in a kitchen towel and place in the microwave for 1 minute until soft. Carefully remove from towel and allow to cool until easy to handle.
Place two tablespoons of potato mash in the center of each tortilla. Fold one end of tortilla over filling and roll into a snug taquito, making sure not to roll too tightly, as tortilla can break apart. Secure taquito with toothpick.
In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. With tongs, carefully place each taquito into hot oil and fry; turning over until all sides are cooked and golden brown, about 4 minutes. Drain in a plate lined with paper towels. Remove toothpicks.

For the sauce (this can be done in advance):

In a saucepan, place tomatillos and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
Place cooked tomatillos into blender with avocado and cilantro. Blend on high until smooth; season with salt and pepper. If sauce is too thick, add some of the leftover tomatillo broth to loosen. Pour sauce into four individual bowls.

To serve:

On four plates, place three taquitos and a small bowl with sauce. Dip taquitos into sauce and enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

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Original Source: avocadocentral.com

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Benefits of Yoga for kids

Miss Mevi shows you why Yoga is great for kids.Hello everybody!

How are you all today? I’m having a great day because I just finished doing yoga today. Are you aware of the benefits of Yoga for kids? It’s so good that lots of schools are encouraging the practice of yoga among kids. Why is that?

Anti-bullying, health and wellness, and character education are common themes in American schools today, all focusing on educating the whole child, mind, body and spirit. Yoga, by nature, supports this learning.

The following are some of the benefits of yoga to support the education of the whole child, thus maximizing the learning process:

  • Provides students healthy ways to express and balance their emotions
  • Promotes a more relaxed, comfortable state of being – the perfect state for teaching and learning
  • Brings students into the present moment – the most basic requirement for learning
  • Encourages community and connectedness within the classroom
  • Helps to create an atmosphere of confidence, enthusiasm and non-competitiveness where everyone can succeed
  • Provides opportunities for beneficial motor breaks throughout the day
  • Eases anxiety and tension (such as pre-test or performance jitters)
  • Enhances focus, concentration, comprehension and memory
  • Provides opportunities for reflection, patience and insight, reducing impulsivity and reactivity
  • Supports social and emotional learning
  • Improves listening skills
  • Wakes up sluggish minds and creativity as needed
  • Enhances organizational and communication skills
  • Improves posture, assisting students to sit comfortably for long periods
  • Enhances motor skills and balance
  • Improves mind/body awareness and connection
  • Improves confidence and self-esteem
  • Encourages respect for oneself and others
  • Creates a calm, harmonious classroom

The following are just some of the recognized benefits of yoga for children (and adults):

Body:

  • Assists neuromuscular-development
  • Promotes development of the vestibular system
  • Encourages midline crossing motions; motor development on both sides of the body
  • Increases balance, body awareness and coordination
  • Develops strong and flexible body, core strength, essential for good posture and correct physical alignment

Mind:

  • Calms and clears the mind, bringing us into the present moment
  • Relieves tension and stress
  • Increases concentration, focus and attention span
  • Stimulates auditory processing and responsiveness
  • Improves ability to be less reactive; more mindful of thoughts, words and actions and promotes thinking and memory

Spirit:

  • Builds confidence and self-esteem
  • Supports character development and emotional intelligence
  • Enhances team skills and social interaction
  • Develops discipline and self-control
  • Inspires respect for self and others

Overall:

  • Improves mind/body connection
  • Encourages a fit and healthy lifestyle
  • Promotes an overall sense of well-being

I hope this helps you decide having your kids practicing yoga.

Until the next time!

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Original source: yoga4classrooms.com