Or Skinny Turkey Tex Mex Salad in Avocado Bowls.
One of the best weight loss foods is the glorious avocado. This is a fast, easy and luscious twist on the tuna salad in avocado half idea, and it’s delicious!
Takes 5 minutes to make or less.
1.) About two large or four small slices of good deli turkey. Two ounces, 60 calories.
2.) One half of a perfectly ripe medium avocado, seed removed but leave the skin on, about 150 calories.
3.) Two tablespoons reduced shredded fat mild or sharp cheddar cheese, about 45 calories.
4.) Four small tomatoes, diced. I used organic sugar plum tomatoes, 16 calories.
5.) Four pitted black olives, chopped or sliced, 16 calories.
6.) One tablespoon low fat mayonnaise, not fat free, which I think tastes awful.
I like Best Foods Lite mayo. 35 calories. Kraft reduced fat olive oil mayo is good, too, the calories are about the same.
7.) One tablespoon diced red onion. 4 calories
To make it a little “Tex Mex”: A few dashes of hot sauce, I like Cholula and this time I used Cholula Chili Garlic flavor.
If you don’t want it spicy: A squeeze of Dijon or any brown mustard will work to add extra flavor to the mayo instead.
8.) A squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice. 10 calories.
Optional: You could use low fat sour cream instead of mayo, or even non fat Greek yogurt, it will need some seasoning, though.
Other optional adds for Tex Mex/Southwestern style: A teaspoon or two of canned black beans, drained, some fresh cilantro, a dash of corn, even a little bit of crumbled corn chips.
Just remember to keep the additions small, the more “bulk” you add, the more it will overfill the avocado bowl- you can see I overfilled mine- or just make two!
Just slice the avocado in half and remove the pit, chop the turkey, tomatoes, black olives and red onion (and any other “adds” ya like) and toss them in the mayo in another small bowl, along with the hot sauce or mustard, until lightly coated.
Spoon the turkey salad mixture into the “bowl” of the avocado and add a squeeze of lemon or lime juice on top and serve!
Calories: The way I made it, as pictured, only about 340 calories!
Add in some of the extras and you still have a filling, healthy, yummy lunch for under 400 calories.
Now I can fit into that Oscar party dress, boom.
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