Tuna and Avocado Stuffed Tomatoes

Tuna and Avocado Stuffed Tomatoes make a lighter lunch packed full of nutrients!

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I think I may have mentioned once or twice now that I’m seeing a nutritionist.  I realized that I needed some help a few months ago and seeing Stephanie has really enabled me to evaluate the food that I’m putting in my body.  Once I got over the initial freaking out period (it took awhile…) I started to make the necessary adjustments.  One of the main changes that I have made to my diet is with the amount of protein that I eat each day.  It’s easily double what I used to eat but it’s super important because I want to see fat loss – not muscle loss.  I like my muscles.  They burn calories for my while I type up posts.  They’re pretty nifty actually :)

Lunches for me have changed quite a bit and I find myself continually tweaking old recipes that I have to make them more figure-friendly as well as increasing the amount of protein per serving.   The thing is – I LOVE food.  So if I make something and it’s “healthy” but I don’t like it – well that just means I’m hitting the fridge thirty minutes later on the hunt for something “good”.

This particular recipe is a single serving and is packed full of goodness.  I’ve completely eliminated the mayonnaise and replaced it with avocado and fresh lemon juice.  The avocado adds some creaminess as well as good fats and the lemon adds moisture and some zinginess to the mix.

Tuna and Avocado Stuffed Tomatoes | MomOnTimeout.com #healthy #avocado

Fresh dill is what really takes this over the top.  Any time I use fresh herbs in a recipe I feel super fancy.  I also feel like I’m treating my body well :)  The flavor you get with fresh herbs is really unbeatable but if you can’t get fresh dill, by all means used dried dill.   Make sure you treat your tomatoes with a little TLC when you scoop out the insides.  You want to keep the skin intact and beautiful!

prepping-tomato

This recipe can easily be doubled and would be absolutely fabulous served at a lunch or brunch.  You could make these into bites using smaller tomatoes or large cherry tomatoes.  This would be gorgeous served in heirloom tomatoes as well!  I’m planning a girls lunch in my head right now :)

Tuna and Avocado Stuffed Tomatoes | MomOnTimeout.com #healthy #avocado

Tuna and Avocado Stuffed Tomatoes
 
Ingredients
  • 5 oz chunk light tuna in water, drained
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ¼ avocado, diced
  • ½ Tbls fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut the tops off of two tomatoes and scoop out the seeds and the core with a spoon. Set aside.
  2. Combine tuna, lemon juice, avocado, dill, salt and pepper.
  3. Spoon into tomatoes and serve.

This lunch is brimming with nutrients and will make you feel just a tad bit more ready for the upcoming swimsuit season :)

Tuna and Avocado Stuffed Tomatoes | MomOnTimeout.com #healthy #avocado

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Comments

  1. ugh. Protein! I need more of it in my life. I am SO bad at getting enough!

  2. I’m pinning this onto my Party Bites board! Perfect for a lunch with the gals or entertaining with the guys!

  3. Trish, this is lovely. It would be great if you linked it to Food on Friday: Tomatoes. The showcases from this Food on Friday have not yet been selected. This link will take you to my home page where you will find a sidebar with links to all the different Food on Fridays. So that I know you have linked and can be sure to pin to the board I have for each one, please do leave a short comment. Cheers

  4. Wow those are absolutely beautiful and sounds absolutely delicious. Great idea :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  5. This looks sooo good. It reminds me of stuffed peppers.

  6. What a pretty lunch! These would be perfect for a ladies luncheon for sure!!! Healthy eating…that’s something I really need to do more of!!!

  7. This is a great recipe. I’m pinning!
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  8. These are on my shopping list now!

  9. Do you do anything with the insides of the tomatoes?

  10. this was great!!! i used 1/2 an avocado so there would be more fat and it was super creamy. just a really cute presentation!

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