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My Latest Healthy Cravings- Avocado, Pumpkinseed Oil & Tuna

I said I’d share my ongoing changing healthy cravings that seem to last a couple of months at a time, so here’s installment two. My latest healthy obsessions are avocado, pumpkin seed oil and tuna (together or separate now that I think about it!), check out why their good for you and ideas on how to eat them below.

Avocado: avocado-1287100_1280

Why They’re Good: full of healthy fats and potassium Avocados are packed with 20 different vitamins and nutrients and are linked to lowering cholesterol. For more about health benefits read this.

How I Eat Them: I use them in salads, with pumpkin seed oil, and with eggs for a delicious mexican breakfast wrap. Chopped up on a normal salad with pumpkin seed oil as dressing was my first love match. A nice light fresh summer side dish is equal parts chopped avocado, cucumber and feta with a tbsp of olive oil a squeeze of lemon and diced mint.

pumpkin seed oilPumpkin Seed Oil:

Why It’s Good: Filled with essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamin E, B and many more.

How I Eat It: I love Styrian Gold Pumpkin Seed Oil it is just so delicious, its better than any other pumpkin seed oil I’ve tried. It’s a warm, nutty, rich flavor with a beautiful dark green color. It’s not for cooking but pairs great with avocado in a salad or for dipping bread.

Tuna:tuna

Why It’s Good: Tuna is a very good source of protein, omega-3 and minerals including selenium, magnesium and potassium.

How I Eat It: I love whipping up a quick lunch of low-sodium tuna topped salad with some italian dressing and veggies. My other favorite is a mini pita with a pocket lined with hummus, stuffed with tuna mixed with mayo, tomatoes and peppers and a handful of lettuce. For  a light dinner on a hot day I’ll do tuna cakes.

 

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