If you have been following this blog, it is safe to say you have noticed my love affair with avocados. What’s not to love? Well the small time frame in which they are perfectly ripe isn’t my favorite but other than that, avocados are fantastic. Unlike other fruits (yes avocado is considered a fruit) that are high in carbohydrates, avocados are high in healthy fats. Avocados are loaded with fiber and contain more potassium than bananas. How many of you didn’t know that? Intriguing right? But what I love most about avocados other than their terrific taste; they keep you full much longer than other foods without the need to over eat.
Avocado Tuna Bowl: A Quick and Healthy Lunch
Are you convinced that you should be adding more avocado into your diet? If so then keep reading, today is a delicious lunch with avocado as one of the main ingredients. This is a carbohydrate free meal, and it is still extremely filling. What is it? It is tuna stuffed avocado. This is a meal I never grow tired of, and I don’t feel guilty eating it regularly.
1 can of tuna
1 tablespoon of mustard
1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
2/3 chopped up sundries tomatoes
I LOVE easy lunch meals, as a mother of two toddlers anything I can prepare in 15 minutes or mess is a win in my eyes. This recipe does not disappoint, not only is it quick and easy to prepare but you only need a few ingredients.
Start by slicing the avocado in half, remove the pit and set it to the side. Next prepare the tuna. You will only need to open the can, drain as usual and mix in the mustard and garlic powder.(note that there is no yogurt or mayonnaise being used in this recipe because the avocado will add the creaminess you crave) After the tuna is mixed, spoon the tuna into each hole of the avocado. I usually have some tuna left over, I put it in a small container and save for a snack with crackers later. After you spoon the tuna into the avocado top with the chopped sun-dried tomatoes and enjoy.
Tip: if you are looking to take this as a lunch to work and you must cut the avocado beforehand squirt a little lemon juice on the avocado and wrap with plastic wrap and then foil to prevent browning. Travel with the tuna in a separate container and assemble once you are ready to eat.