Toddler Southwest French Fries

All the goodies from a southwest salad on some fries!


When the twins were beginners to eating, I really tried to stick to the idea of “they eat what we eat.” Unfortunately or fortunately we eat a lot of salads. So instead of making something completely separate, I took all the goodies from my southwest salad and tossed it on some fries. Viola! The fries act as a safe base or vehicle for kids to gain exposure to all types of vegetables and flavours

Toddler Southwest French Fries


  • 5 minute frozen French fries
  • Handful of shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 1/2 cup diced avocado
  • 1/2 cup rinsed black beans
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • Package of dry ranch seasoning
  • Lime juice
  • Fresh chopped cilantro
  • Green onions
  • Seasoning salt

✖️Start by preheating your oven to 450 degrees. Line your baking tray with parchment and add fries along with a few shakes of seasoning salt. Cook 6-7 mins

✖️While fries are cooking chop up your vegetables

– wash and clean beans

– tomato, avocado, cilantro

✖️In a mason jar (or something you can shake), add your greek yogurt, the juice of one lime, along with your dry ranch seasoning. I use almost the whole package, but start by adding half, taste it – adding more if you need extra flavour. Shake it up!

✖️Build your bowl – layer hot fries with cheese, few dollops of the dressing, tomato, beans, avocado, cilantro, green onion – top with more dressing

You can build your bowl out of almost anything – French fries, sweet potato fries, parsnips, squash fries. For the adult servings, we like to add salsa and jalapeños. You could even cook up some ground turkey/beef or leftover roast chicken. Possibilities are endless!

Toddler Southwest French Fries
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