For those days when you literally only have 5 minutes to grab a healthy meal. Grab an avocado, a tomato, a can of tuna, and with a couple of your fav condiments, you are done!
In addition to its high percentage of monounsaturated fat, avocado offers other unique fat qualities. It provides us with phytosterols including beta-sitosterol, campesterol, and stigmasterol. This special group of fats has been shown to provide important anti-inflammatory benefits to our body systems, including our cardiovascular system. Along with good fibre content, it also improves conversion of beta-carotene in the tomato into active vitamin A.
Tuna provides some healthy Omega 3 fats, which are also anti-inflammatory, and which our cells need to function optimally.
- 1/2 can tuna, packed in water
- 1 small tomato
- 1 small avocado (or half large)
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
Mix the tuna with some olive oil, lemon juice, and pepper first, then transfer to a plate and add the tomato and olive oil. Alternatively, put everything on the plate first and simply drizzle olive oil and lemon juice over top and finish with salt and pepper.