It has been a looong week! I have had some great fun, a dinner and a blogger fondue meetup, but everything else has seemed to be difficult. I am having a hard time finding balance right now with so much going on at work, my husband’s Masters and crazy schedule, and blogging. And I want to keep blogging, fingers crossed!
Luckily, the weekend is right around the corner for a bit of rest!
With the days being longer and the weather warmer, we spend even less time at home and often don’t want to heat up the house with cooking, so finding fast, cool meals is important. Last night I was tired. I’m talking the tired where I walk into things, forget what I am doing, and doze off when sitting down. So I decided to use a few simple ingredients for a 10 minute meal of bean salad stuffed avocados.
1 ripe avocado
1 can black beans, rinsed
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1 cup grape tomatoes chopped in half
juice of 1 lime
Cut the avocados and use a small, sharp knife to peel away the skin.
Mix the beans, tomatoes, lime juice, and onion. Top with a sprinkle of sea salt. Fill each avocado cup with the beans mixture.
So simple and so delicious! The healthy fat in the avocados was filling, and the beans, tomatoes, and onions provide some good fiber and other nutrients. Not bad for 10 minutes! After I photgraphed these, I actually added each one to a big bed of butter lettuce and topped with shredded cheese. Yum!
I love the addition of the lime juice to this dish and the addition of citrus juices to meals in general. It is a great way to add tons of flavor and a refreshing zing to food without fat or a ton of calories. I will definitely be making this dish again, and I think I will be adding corn and chopped jalapeno to the mix.
Do you have any flavorful, low fat go-to tricks for meals?