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Remember those tin lunchboxes everyone had as a kid? They were sturdy little lunch pails that held everything from your sandwich and juice box to your pudding or fruit cup. Sometimes they even had a Fruit-by-the-foot inside, and everything fit together perfectly--a little bit like a well-played game of Tetris. 

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Chunky Avocado Salad

Shawna Caro

Tonight I went  to a birthday party for my friend's daughter and son. Yes, it was a co-birthday party, but they don't mind they're only 4 and 1 (respectively). Another party-goer brought this amazing dip she called "Avocado Salad." I asked how she made it, and she gave me the basics. I couldn't resist and I really dove in. Honestly, this Avocado Salad is probably the best avocado-based dip I've had in a long time. Maybe ever! 

Chunky Avocado Salad

2-6 avocados, cut into small chunks

2 tomatoes, diced

1 purple onion, diced

1 1/2-2 cups sweet corn

1 can black beans, drained

garlic powder or garlic salt (to taste) 

cilantro (to taste)

1/2 lime, squeezed (substitute lime juice for smaller amount)

Cut avocados, tomatoes, and onion. Mix together with drained corn and beans. Add cilantro, garlic, and lime until the taste is satisfactory. Note: the measurements listed above are estimates based on the amount I prefer, and can be adjusted based on your desire.