There are some amazing photos of food that pop up on my news feed on Facebook, but often times I don't have the leisure of looking at the recipe. It's like a mental snapshot is put in my memory banks, and a few days later I'll say, "oh that would be good to try for (insert breakfast/lunch/dinner)...what do I have?" The latest food recall was a stuffed avocado...
Avocados are something that we keep on hand always...they are an amazing fruit packed full of essential nutrients, fats and soluble fiber! Their creamy texture goes well with salads, dressings, tacos, sandwiches, shoot I've even made chocolate pudding using them! For this meal however, I wasn't looking for anything complicated due to a sick toddler running (well mostly his nose) around the kitchen, so here's what I was able to put together:
You will need:
1 avocado, halved (pit removed)
1 can (6oz) wild salmon, drained
2 tbsp minced red onion
2 tbsp finely chopped red/orange/yellow bell pepper
1 tsp salt free garlic and herb seasoning (I used Mrs Dash)
2-3 tbsp lowfat plain yogurt (more or less depending on how creamy you like it)
Scoop out a little of the avocado from the center of each half, and, well...eat it! (At least that's what I do, or give it to my son he loves "God's Butter" as its been called ☺️)
Next, combine the salmon, onion, peppers, seasoning and yogurt by mashing together with a fork. Then place half of the mixture into each avocado "bowl", garnish with cilantro or maybe some green onion (optional), then devour!
Serves 2, easily doubled or tripled to suit your needs!
This recipe came together in about 5 minutes* which gave me more time to tend to my little guy. He also enjoyed the combo, and seeing him happy makes my whole day. I hope you will enjoy this recipe, please let me know how it turned out for you!
*Note: I had some leftover chopped onion and peppers from a previous meal, they are great to use in other recipes and keep well for a day or two! I'll give some time saving tips for meal preparation on a later post 👍
Nutritional Information (Per 1/2 stuffed avocado):
271 calories, 22.9g protein, 11.7g carbs, 12.3g fat
Kelly is a loving wife, mother, veteran, life-long athlete, personal trainer, and self taught cook with a passion for helping others. She hopes you will be inspired to live a healthier lifestyle while enjoying delicious meals cultivated in her home, and shared at your own tables.