Avocado Tuna Bowl

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This is such an easy way to make your own tuna salad, and it calls for an easy clean up because there’s no plates needed! You just use an avocado as a natural bowl! This is a great lunch to make because it is a spin off of the traditional tuna salad sandwich, but it doesn’t include bread! So it is low in carbs, but high in protein and good fats! Take this lunch on-the-go on a picnic or quickly whip it up at home!

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

By using avocados as the ‘bowl’ part of your avocado tuna bowl, not only does it help with portion control, but decreases likelihood of a messy clean up! In every serving of avocados, they provide nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, including lutein, folate and potassium, which are good for your eyes, enhance cell repair, and are needed during pregnancy and help control blood pressure, respectively. While avocados are high in fat, it’s the good kind of fat, called monounsaturated fats, which help lower bad cholesterol. Therefore, eat in moderation as they have a lot of calories per serving-with 1/5 of a medium avocado/1 oz is equal to 50 calories.

By Nikki Nies, MS, Nutritionist

Avocado Tuna Bowl

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Servings: 1

Ingredients

1 avocado cut in half (with skin on)
1 can of tuna fish
1 tablespoon mayonaise
1 celery stick (chopped)
1 carrot (chopped or grated)

Instructions

1. Remove the seed out of the halved avocado and scoop out (and save) a little bit of the avocado out to make a bigger hole in the middle of the halved avocado.
2. Create your tuna salad by mixing together the tuna, mayonnaise, celery, carrots, and the extra scooped out avocado.
3. Place your tuna salad mixture into the halved avocado. Using it like a bowl!
4. Enjoy your avocado tuna salad bowl!

1. Remove the seed out of the halved avocado and scoop out (and save) a little bit of the avocado out to make a bigger hole in the middle of the halved avocado. 2. Create your tuna salad by mixing together the tuna, mayonnaise, celery, carrots, and the extra scooped out avocado. 3. Place your tuna salad mixture into the halved avocado. Using it like a bowl! 4. Enjoy your avocado tuna salad bowl!

Nutrition Information

Per Serving:  Calories: 224; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 10g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 33mg; Sodium: 288mg; Potassium: 659mg; Carbohydrate: 8g; Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 18g

Nutrition Bonus:  Vit A: 38%; Vit C: 13%; Iron: 5%

 

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