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Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Featured, Mains, My thoughts, Recipes, Sides, Snacks, Special diet, Vegetarian | 2 comments

The best healthy, comfort food!

The best healthy, comfort food!

Keeping fit and staying healthy is an extremely laborious task. Don’t get me wrong, when I’m exercising regularly and eating well, generally I’m in an all round great mood, because I’m feeling good about myself. But in saying that I wouldn’t say no to achieving the same feeling and results through working out only when I felt like it or eating whatever I wanted whenever I wanted to. What helps me to stay on track, when times are tough, is tricking my body into thinking its getting all the yumminess of a sneaky comfort dish and in so satisfying any cravings I may be having.

This quick and easy recipe encompasses all the delicious flavours of a great comfort food without all the unwanted side effects. It can be served as a starter before a meal or even as a meal on its own, its up to you. You can also fill your avocado with your choice of ingredients but I have listed the recipes for three of my favourites below as well. I always love a lot of dressing so what I like to do is to keep on filling the avocado with my chosen dressing as I’m eating it.

Apart from all the already stated health benefits of this dish, avocados also provide a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids to our bodies. One avocado alone contains about twenty minerals and vitamins essential to our well-being. Avocados are also said to help minimise damage done to our eyes through ultraviolet light, improve digestion and are a natural detoxification.

So eat up!!!

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Egg, Pepper and white balsamic vinegar Vinaigrette

Serves 4 (as a starter)

5Tbsp White balsamic vinegar, 2tsp sugar, 1tsp salt, 2Tbsp black pepper, 2Eggs(hard boiled), 2 Yellow,orange or red peppers, 1 1/2tsp Dijon mustard, 2Ripe Avocados.

*Use about half a cup of the dressing per half an Avocado.

Cumin flavoured Tuna Mayo

Serves 4 (as a starter)

1Can of Tuna, 1tsp cumin, 1tsp salt, 2Tbsp your choice of Mayo (I used Hellmann’s), 2Ripe Avocados.

*Use half a cup of filling per half an Avocado.

Sesame oil and coconut cream mushroom sauce

Serves 4 (as a starter)

250g of mushrooms (your choice), Half a can of coconut cream, 2tsp salt, 2tsp olive oil + 2tsp sesame oil (for frying up mushrooms), 2Ripe Avocados.

Fry up your mushrooms on a medium, high heat with the oil for about 5-7min. Then add your coconut cream, stir into your mushrooms for about a min and turn heat off. Wait for the mixture to cool slightly and fill the avocados.

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2 Comments

  1. What a great alternative to comfort food 🙂

  2. What a great alternative to comfort food 🙂

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