Tuna Guacamole – Healthy Living Series

Avocados and tuna have been referred to as two of the world’s healthiest foods.  What happens when you combine them?  That’s just what I did in my Tuna Guacamole – Healthy Living Series.

Tuna Guacamole

When you combine Bumble Bee water packed tuna and avocado, add a few spices, salsa and some lime juice, you have a delicious and very healthy version of guacamole.

Bumble Bee Tuna Guacamole

Available in can or pouch, each Bumble Bee product is an easy and delicious way to add a variety of nutrients to your diet, including lean protein, healthy fat, and important vitamins and minerals.

Eating fish as part of a healthy diet offers a number of benefits.  Consuming 6 ounces of fish each week reduces your risk of fatal heart disease by 36 percent, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. Bumble Bee tuna is a tasty way to meet your recommended intake of fish.

According to whfoods.com, “No single category of nutrient has been more clearly determined to have anti-inflammatory health benefits than omega-3 fatty acids, and tuna is well-established as an important food source of omega-3’s.”

Fun fact:  Did you know that an avocado is actually a fruit?

This super food:

  • Promotes Heart Health
  • Has Anti-Inflammatory Benefits
  • Promotes Blood Sugar Regulation
  • Has Anti-Cancer Benefits
  • Supports Cardiovascular Health
  • Optimized Absorption of Carotenoids

That’s why combining avocado and Bumble Bee tuna is such a healthful and delicious idea.

Bumble Bee Tuna Guacamole

Helpful Hint:  A firm avocado will ripen in a paper bag or in a fruit basket at room temperature within a few days. As the fruit ripens, the skin will turn darker. Avocados should not be refrigerated until they are ripe. Once ripe, they can be kept refrigerated for up to a week. If you are refrigerating a whole avocado, it is best to keep it whole and not slice it in order to avoid browning that occurs when the flesh is exposed to air.

Tuna Guacamole

My Bumble Bee tuna guacamole is one of the healthiest and best dips ever and it’s so easy to make.  Just combine a few ingredients and you’re done.  I serve my tuna guacamole with baked tortilla chips as a snack, but you could also stuff the tuna guacamole into a lettuce lined pita pocket or roll up in a flat bread for a healthy, tasty lunch.

 

Tuna Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 1 can (5 oz.) Bumble Bee Tuna in water, drained
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • Zest from one lime
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 3 Tablespoons salsa
  • 1 Tablespoon red onion, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Scoop out avocado and leave the outer skin (peel) in tact.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients.
  3. Serve in the avocado shells with baked tortilla chips.

When we choose healthier options for lunch and snacks, it won’t be long before we say goodbye to those few lbs. that crept up on us during the holidays and hello to swimsuit season.

What’s your favorite Bumble Bee tuna recipe?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

About Alli

Southern, Morning Person, Jesus Girl, Frugal Party Planner, Writer/Blogger, Mom, Nana, Wife, Beach Bum Wannabe - Let's Have a Party!

Comments

  1. Looks delicious, healthy and satisfying.

  2. I am definitely going to try this recipe this weekend. I just introduced avocado to our diet last week. So this is very timely.

  3. Well, I don’t typically like guacamole, but this looks so good that I might just try it!

  4. Wow I have never thought about putting Tuna into Guacamole! This definitely puts some protein in it, awesome for lunch

  5. Ditto, I love both tuna and Gauc and what a great combo! Plus both have healthy fats! Can’t wait to make a batch! Thanks for sharing this delicious and healthy recipe!

  6. Oh man, what a fantastic way to make avocado taste better! Haha, I LIKE avocado, but I LOVE tuna, and I can tell that this is delish! Cant wait to try it.

    • It is good, Erica! But then again, I can slice an avocado, pitch the pit, add a little pepper and eat it with a spoon right out of the shell. 🙂

  7. Oh yum!, that is so easy and right up my alley. Thanks for sharing. I can do that.

  8. Sounds like a really good recipe, Alli. Pinned it. I bought Avocado at the grocery store yesterday to make some guacamole this weekend, I may have to try your recipe now. My favorite way to eat tuna (don’t laugh) is at Subway in their tuna salad sandwich. Mmm, so good!

    • My youngest daughter’s bf always gets the tuna sandwich at Subway and my daughter said it was SO GOOD! Hey, I love a good Subway sandwich. I always get the veggie sub with guacamole and baked chips. I figure the chips and veggies cancels out the calories in that delicious spread. 🙂

  9. I am a starkist fan lol but I may cheat and use bumble bee if it’s on sale. I am not a fan of Avocado but I will eat it and this is an interesting take on it too. I love a new dish and I am always willing to try it.

  10. This looks very good and tasty.

  11. Quick, easy and healthy, this recipe is perfect! Thanks for sharing at Pin-Worthy Wednesday!

  12. Oh my goodness this beauty is making me hungrier than I already am.

  13. I saw your link-up at the Home Matters Linky Party. I’ve got this pinned for our Super Bowl snacks. Besides – its’ within the diet the doctor gave me. Hee! Hee! Thank you so much!

  14. Love tuna, and love, Love, LOVE avocado! This dip sounds delicious and is on my definitely must try list! Thanks for sharing your recipe with the #HomeMattersParty 🙂

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

  15. This is so simple but looks so good and healthy! I actually have all the stuff in my fridge/pantry. Sounds like lunch to me!

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