Tuna Stuffed Avocados (Keto, Gluten Free & Paleo)
Within the last few years, avocados have slowly become one of my all time favorite foods. I love them so much I think every toddler should have them in their diet– they have that many nutrients in them! Which means that stuffed avocados make a pretty awesome snack or meal. And this recipe is not only protein packed but can be dairy and gluten free too!
I don’t really remember eating avocados as a kid. And even in the first five or so years into my journey to health I still didn’t really give them a fair go.
It’s funny how your food preferences change though because I freaking love avocados now! I use them in smoothies, with eggs, on salads and honestly every other which way.. and yes, we rock stuffed avocados too!
These stuffed avocados not only come with all the healthy fats and nutrient perks from avocados but they’re protein packed too!
Tuna isn’t a staple in our house but every so often I get a craving for it and this pairing makes it pretty awesome. While I’ve gone through stages of using Greek yogurt to make my tuna salad, this time I opted for this vegan mayonnaise (which you can grab from Well.ca) to reduce the dairy aspect. You can read more about tips to eliminate dairy here.
Outside of that, this tuna salad is perfect because tuna and pickles go together so well! My two-year-old was obsessed with pickles and one point and still absolutely adores them. And since both of my daughters have avocado obsessions, this was pretty much a win.
While I whipped these up for lunch one day, these tuna stuffed avocados make a perfect snack to bring to a gathering too! Since they’re already portioned, all you need is a mini spoon and you can devour one in about two minutes. I know, I ate about six for “taste testing” 😛
This low carb, high protein snack makes is perfect to keep you fueled and is also a great option if you’re paleo or rocking a keto diet. It’s filled with healthy ingredients and more importantly, ingredients that will keep you full and have a nice healthy boost to them.
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Honestly, is there anything avocados can’t do?? We’re at the point in our house that we go through such an alarming amount when they’re cheap I buy buckets, peel, pit and freeze them (tips, freeze them individually on parchment paper otherwise they all stick together and you have to hack them apart in the most dangerous way possible!). Those are our “smoothie” avocados and we still have to buy everyday eating ones!
Fun tip: I use this awesome avocado contraption which is one of my favorite kitchen tools.
This is by no means a necessary kitchen tool BUT when you’re peeling and pitting multiple avocados it does make the process a lot easier! I did forty avocados at the end of the season last year and it made it a breeze- plus, they look prettier instead of my gouging the pit out haha
Ingredients In The Tuna Stuffed Avocados
- 2 cans tuna, water drained
- 3 inches cucumber, diced
- 4 baby dill pickles, diced
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ cup vegan mayonnaise (make sure it’s gluten free!)
- 5 avocados
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How To Make Stuffed Avocados
In a large bowl fluff and break apart the tuna.
Prep the cucumber and pickles. Add them to the tuna.
Add in the seasonings and mayonnaise.
Mix until everything is combined. Chill in the fridge one hour.
Prep your avocados by cutting them in half and removing the pit. If you need to, make the hole where the pit was a bit bigger (just add the extra avocado to the tuna mixture!).
Portion the tuna mixture into the avocados. Place in the stuffed avocados into the fridge until ready to eat.
Makes 10 avocados.
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Tuna Stuffed Avocados
Tuna stuffed avocados make a delicious snack (or mini meal!) and work for so many diets (paleo, keto, low carb etc). They’re simple to make in the sense that they have few ingredients and they’re full of healthy fats, packed with protein and lots of amazing nutrients courtesy of the avocados. Whip them up for friends or mow down on them with your kids!