Anti-Inflammatory. Heart Healthy. Gluten, Dairy, & Soy Free. Low Carb
I eat one of these avocado boats everyday, sometimes two of them a day:) Avocados are an amazing medicinal fruit loaded with heart healthy, monounsaturated fats and fiber. In fact this fruit has 7 grams of fiber per serving which is about 25% of your recommended daily intake. Fiber helps steady blood sugar, decrease cravings for carbs and sugar, and improve digestive function.
This is a great snack all by itself or a perfect side dish to round out a meal, especially when you load it with additional anti-inflammatory oils, seeds, and herbs. Scroll down to see suggestions on how to incorporate these beautiful boats into your eating plan...
Avocado Boats (PRINT RECIPE):
Serves 2 (1/2 an avocado = 1 "avocado boat")
2 ripe avocados
1 tablespoon sesame oil or olive oil
1 tablespoon coconut aminos, gluten free soy sauce, or tamari (optional)
1 tablespoon of sesame seeds or hemp seeds
Dash of salt, pepper, and/or garlic granules
2 tablespoons minced cilantro, basil, or parsley
"Dress up" your avocado boat with the toppings of your choice, here are some of my favorite anti-inflammatory meal combinations and ways to use these delicious boats:
1 slice Sausage & Sage Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust
1 avocado boat with olive oil, garlic granules, salt, & parsley
1 cup sauteed greens (kale, spinach, chard, dandelion)
1 serving Crockpot Turmeric Chicken Stew
1 avocado boat with sesame oil, sesame seeds, & cilantro
2 cups mixed greens salad
1 serving Sesame-Ginger Salmon
1/2 cup black rice
1 avocado boat with sesame oil, sesame seeds & basil
1-2 cups steamed vegetables like broccoli, green beans, or asparagus
Let me know what your favorite combinations are. Enjoy friends!
p.s. - If you like meals like these, check out our Anti-Inflammatory Meal Plans
Billie Shellist, FDN-P
I practice functional nutrition, an approach that allows me to look at your entire health history and help you find the "root causes" of your chronic health complaints.
This cuts out the trial and error process and helps you get real symptom relief and resolution!
Food is medicine and knowledge is power -I hope you enjoy my anti-inflammatory recipes which are gluten, dairy, and soy free as well as very low grain and sugar.
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