Salmon Stuffed Avocados

Got avocados? Want hormonal balance and to feel fuller?

Avocados are incredible!  They can help balance hormones as well as make you feel fuller.  What a double bonus!

Because avocados are loaded with plant sterols, they help in the production of important hormones especially estrogen and progesterone.  These are the hormones responsible for keeping us fertile and ovulating!  They are also the hormones that can go away during perimenopause.  Hormonal rollercoaster anyone??  Night sweats, mood swings, irritability and more!  By enjoying ½ avocado per day, you’ll help minimize these symptoms.

Plus, you’ll feel fuller!  The fat and fiber in avocados increase the hormones for satiety, such as peptide YY, cholecystokinin and glucagon-like peptide.  No need to worry about memorizing these hormones – just go out and buy some ripe avocadoes and eat ½ in the morning or for lunch to stay satisfied for hours.

Here’s one of my favorite recipes, combining salmon with avocado!!

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Spring 2019

You can use canned salmon for this recipe but I prefer using fresh salmon grilled in the oven and letting it cool.  But if you can’t, no worries canned salmon combined with avocados makes and easy no-cook meal.  Enjoy!


Salmon-Stuffed Avocados

 

Time: 15 Minutes

Servings: 4

 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons mayonnaise 
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 (5 ounce) cans salmon, drained, flaked, skin and bones removed
  • 2 avocados
  • Chopped chives for garnish

 

Directions

Step 1: 

Combine yogurt, celery, parsley, lime juice, mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl; mix well. Add salmon and mix well.

 

Step 2: 

Halve avocados lengthwise and remove pits. Scoop about 1 tablespoon flesh from each avocado half into a small bowl. Mash the scooped-out avocado flesh with a fork and stir into the salmon mixture.

 

Step 3: 

Fill each avocado half with about 1/4 cup of the salmon mixture, mounding it on top of the avocado halves. Garnish with chives, if desired.

 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 Avocado And 1/4 Cup Salmon Salad

Per Serving: 293 calories; protein 22.5g; carbohydrates 10.5g; dietary fiber 7g; sugars 1.8g; fat 19.6g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 61.2mg; vitamin A 413IU; vitamin c 14.1mg; folate 94.1mcg; calcium 94.2mg; iron 1.1mg; magnesium 52mg; potassium 807.2mg; sodium 399.8mg.

 

 

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