Meals together are a time to refuel, relax and connect, right? Add a few children, lots of containers to open, and the time limit, and it can seem a bit chaotic! Let’s rewrite the script! Play some calming music, dim the lights, add a bit of mindfulness and be sure you enjoy a good lunch too!
Here is a recipe with a heart healthy avocado as the foundation! These fruits are a source of good fat, vitamins K, C, B5, B6, E, potassium, protein, and fiber! They are easy to make and even easier to eat!
Stuffed Avocados (3 servings)
Cut avocados in half, scooping out the seed. Put aside.
In a small bowl, add:
¼ c hummus
½ c of diced cucumber
½ c of chopped sweet peppers, any color
½ c of sliced cherry tomatoes
½ c drained and rinsed black beans
1/3 c of rinsed and cooked Quinoa (follow directions on package)
1T olive oil
1 t garlic
1 t turmeric
1 t lemon juice
Pinch of cilantro
Mix well and fill each avocado half with a generous scoop of filling.
Optional toppings: sprinkle sea salt, pepper and if you enjoy dairy, feta cheese!
Enjoy your plant-based lunch with protein, fiber, and a whole lot of deliciousness!