Quick Strawberry & Avocado Salad

Quick Strawberry & Avocado Salad

Serves: 1

After a fantastic weekend in Boston filled with family, fun, food, food and more food, I am so very happy to be back home in my own kitchen making healthy meals again! Although it is nice to enjoy meals out, I’d much rather be making my own! When we go away I always let my healthy mind slide aside a bit and indulge in the food of wherever we are! And let me tell you, Boston has some great places to eat!

So, after a weekend of indulgence* I am back on my healthy eats and so excited about it! With all the fresh summer produce out it is easy to make a fresh healthy meal in minutes! This salad will take you no more than 5 minutes to put together and is full of healthy fats, protein, carbs and flavor!

Fit Ingredients

  • 1/2 c (48g) Bob’s Red Mill TVP** (you could also use quinoa or brown rice)
  • 1/2 c (70g) fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 30 g avocado, diced
  • 21g fresh goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 1/2 tbs fresh lime juice
  • 1 packet stevia (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1/8 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 c water
  • salt, optional

Directions

In a microwave safe bowl, combine your TVP and 1/2c water. Microwave for 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and stir. Add the remaining ingredients to the TVP. Stir to combine. You can serve this right away or chill it in the refrigerator before serving.

So easy you could do it with your eyes closed! For all my high protein gym rats out there, feel free to add in diced chicken breast, shrimp or even some flaked salmon!

*As a side note, my ‘indulgence’ over the weekend did not mean I disregarded all of my healthy habits and binged! While I may have had an extra cookie or two, I still got in all my workouts and ate quite a few salads and some great sushi!

**If you’ve never used TVP before it is a great product, as long as you’re not opposed to soy! It is used as a ground meat substitute but I find it to be a great substitute for rice or oatmeal!! The possibilities are endless! It is high in protein, low in calories, fat and only 2mg of sodium! Even better is that it is super cheap, so if you use it and hate it, you won’t feel guilty if you throw it away!! :)

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Nutrition: (not including additional salt)

Calories: 286.3, Protein: 28.8g, Carbs: 28.7g, Fat: 8.6g (3g Saturated), Sodium: 37mg, Fiber: 11g (Net Carbs: 17.7g)

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