DID YOU KNOW? Avocados are rich in fiber — half an avocado (roughly 100g) packs 7 grams of fiber, which is 27% of the RDA. Fiber has been shown to have important benefits for weight loss, metabolic health and gut health.
About 25% of the fiber in avocado is soluble, which is known for feeding the friendly gut bacteria in your intestine. The number and type of bacteria is very important for optimal gut health and overall health.
If you’re dealing with IBS or weight loss resistance, I recommend replacing grain-based foods with high-fiber whole foods like avocados, vegetables and other fruits.
Here are a few way to incorporate avocados in your diet:
Add to smoothies (learn all about creating healthy smoothies here)
INGREDIENTS: (serves 2-3)
1 lb wild Pacific halibut*
1 avocado, chopped into small chunks
1 small mango, chopped into small chunks
1 tsp red onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp cilantro, basil or parsley, finely chopped
1 lime, juice only
Sea salt & black pepper to taste
*If you can’t find wild Pacific halibut or it’s too expensive, try wild cod or another similar fish. If you’re not a fan of fish, this salsa works great with chicken too!
1. Preheat oven to 400F and line baking dish with parchment paper.
2. Coat halibut with avocado oil and season with sea salt and black pepper.
3. Place halibut in oven and cook for 10-15-minutes (more time may be needed for thicker pieces of halibut). Halibut should be opaque and flake when cut with a fork.
4. While halibut is cooking, combine mango, avocado, red onion, fresh herbs, lime juice and seasoning in a bowl and mix until well combined.
5. When halibut is done, let rest for a few minutes then top with fresh mango & avocado salsa and serve.
DID YOU KNOW? Sauerkraut’s live and active probiotics have beneficial effects on the health of your digestive tract — and therefore the rest of your body too.
That’s because a very large portion of your immune system actually lives within your gut and is run by bacteria that live within your intestinal flora.
Imbalances in gut bacteria have been associated with a long list of health related problems and increased risks of disease, but luckily obtaining good bacteria from probiotic foods has repeatedly demonstrated health benefits in clinical settings.
Probiotic foods can be beneficial for reducing symptoms like IBS, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, food sensitives and other digestive disorders since they can help lower the presence of toxins, inflammation and bad bacteria living within your gut.
In the process, sauerkraut and other fermented foods help you better absorb nutrients from the food you’re eating and even help manage your appetite, since they have an effect on hormones.
Sauerkraut with live bacterial cultures can be found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. Read the label to make sure it contains live cultures.
Give this gluten free Tuna & Sauerkraut Wrap a try! It makes for a great lunch or dinner when you want healthy & probiotic-rich food.
Are you looking for healthy meal ideas that you can easily pack up and take with you to work?
I happen to be a pro at easy and portable lunches and dinners since I spend a couple of long days at my studio each week. On these days, I pack a breakfast/lunch (which is usually a big @$$ smoothie) and dinner.
My dinners usually consist of either canned wild salmon, sardines or tuna mixed in a salad – or I add some good stuff to my canned fish and wrap it in my favourite gluten free coconut wraps or green wraps.
Here’s one of my quick and easy salad recipes that I put together in the morning before work and store in the fridge until it’s time to eat. I just shake everything up and voila – healthy and delicious food is served! If you don’t have a fridge at work, use a small cooler bag with an ice pack.
Quick Raspberry Tuna Salad
INGREDIENTS: (serves 1)
1 can wild albacore tuna
4 cups spring mix salad
1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
2 tbsp coconut yogurt or kefir
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp dried basil
Sea salt to taste
1. Place all ingredients in a large glass (or BPA free) container.
2. Keep refrigerated (or in a cooler bag) until ready to eat.
3. Shake container to mix all ingredients and enjoy!
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Hi! I’m Jennifer …
My mission is to help women heal their gut, lose weight and feel great through simple and delicious smoothies, whole food nutrition & healthy lifestyle habits.