Paleo and whole30 avocado boats
When thinking about the name for this site, I hesitated somewhat. Would I make it clear straight away what course I am following or not? Am I paleo? Do I really want to put a sticker on the way I eat or not?
In the end, as you can guess, I decided it would be a wise thing to do. If it really is? Time will tell.
To paleo or not to paleo
I believe in the philosophy of paleo. Not that I think about what my forefathers would eat and base my decisions on that, but in general I think paleo is what I feel most comfortable about. I do eat the occasional non paleo food. I love eating a crispy sandwich when I’m out and about with friends or I will eat a piece of cake when it’s a birthday or other event. But for 80% of the time I eat a paleo based diet. It is the food choice that makes me feel most comfortable.
If you came here looking for recipes I assume that is the way you want to eat too. And probably for a good reason as it makes sense to eat whole foods. Lots of vegetables, fruit and sustainable meat and fish. Doesn’t sound all that bad right? But I still have a bit of ambivalent feeling when it comes to the term. I could have named it different; I could have called it the ‘Simone-way-of-eating’ but that doesn’t mean anything to most people right?
So paleo it is.
And the recipes you will find here will be 100% paleo compliant and sometimes Whole30 compliant too. There will be information on nutrition (I am a holistic nutritionist too) and other related topics here too. I’m still figuring it out as I go so bear with me while I see what will stick and what won’t.
Now on to the recipe that goes with this post: a simple and yet delicious recipe for avocado boats with tuna salad. You can do it the easy way and simple cut the avocado in cubes and add it to the tuna salad or you can make it look pretty and fill the avocado with tuna salad. Whatever way you feel most comfortable with.
We filled them for the photo and than I ate it in the evening after just cutting the avocado’s in cubes. Makes for easier eating for sure.
Avocado boats with tuna salad
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 avocado halves
- 2-3 ripe avocado’s
- 2 cans of tuna (I use the ones in olive oil)
- handful of cherry tomatoes
- 2 tbsp of capers, chopped a bit
- 3 tbsp of homemade mayo
- fresh chives
- 3 cooked eggs, chopped
- 2 spring onions, in small rings
- salt and pepper
- Start by preparing your tuna salad. Drain the cans of tuna and break any chunks apart in a bowl.
- Cut the tomatoes in quarters or halves and add to the tuna. Cut the chives smaller and add the capers and spring onions a well.
- Add the eggs
- Add the mayonnaise and mix it all together. Season with salt and pepper to taste
- Open the avocado’s at the last moment just before you are serving it.
- Cut them open and remove the stone. Remove a bit of the flesh so there will be more space for the tuna salad. Any avocado you remove chop and add to the salad.
- Pile the tuna salad into the boats and serve immediately
Keywords: avocado, spring onions, eggs, chives
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