So initially I wasn't going to post an actual recipe for this, it was going to just be some fluff for Instagram since I'm always posting pictures of my little lunches and the like. But, it was so good that I just had to share it in it's full majesty!
While it only takes a handful of ingredients to make up this quick little lunch, it's packed with great flavor and healthy fats that will help you get through your day with ease. Plus, let's face it, I'm a sucker for almost anything greek inspired. Feta has been a favorite cheese of mine forever now, so that kalamata olives, and avocado and I'm sold.
Even though I am able to work from home, I have found it really useful to prepare my lunches for the week - otherwise I find myself snacking on not so good stuff through the day rather than sitting and enjoying a healthy meal.
To prepare this for the week, I kept everything separate and don't add the avocados in until the day of (or sometimes even the day before.) A spritz of lemon juice over the halved avocado and a sandwich baggie will help to keep it fresh and green for longer than otherwise. Another tip would be to keep the pit of the avocado with the half that will not be used right away.
I paired the stuffed avocados with some fresh citrus fruits to help cut through the richness and briny taste of the avocados. And to make it more of a 'full' lunch, I added in some sea salt crackers and a few flavored seed disks as well.
Greek Stuffed Avocado Bistro Box
Servings: 1 • Size: 1 Bistro Box • Calories: 363.2 • Fat: 22.7 g • Carb: 39 g • Fiber: 12.9 g • Protein: 7.9 g • Sugar: 15.7 g • Sodium: 569 mg
1/2 Medium Avocado, Pitted
1 Tbsp. Plain Hummus
4 Pitted Kalamata Olives, Halved
2 Pimento Stuffed Green Olives, Halved
1/2 Tbsp. Reduced Fat Feta Crumbles
1/4 C. Grapefruit
1 Mandarine Orange
Crackers (Mine totaled about 130 calories.)
Fill the avocado half with the hummus and top with olives and feta.
I used these Jovial Einkorn Crackers - yum!
Enjoy right away!
If packing for a grab-n-go lunch, just keep the components and avocado separate until ready to eat. A few drops of melon juice will help to keep the avocado half fresh and green!