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The avocado is a nutrition knockout. It’s packed full of healthy fats, fiber, and vitamins. It makes an excellent addition to just about any meal, and it’s the perfect way to round out snacks so they’re extra satisfying. Over the next few days, I’ll share a few of my favorite fast avocado snacks. Enjoy!
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Avocado Sushi SnackServes: 2
2 sheets nori1/2 cup cooked sushi rice (about 1/4 cup uncooked)1 teaspoon rice vinegar1 avocado, cut into large wedges
1. Toss cooked sushi rice with rice vinegar. Using wet hands, spread half of the sushi rice on the bottom half of each nori sheet.
2. Line up avocado along the middle of the sushi rice. Wet a paper towel and use to dampen the top of the nori sheet. Starting from the bottom, roll the sushi along the avocado, using the damp edge to seal nori sheet.
3. Cut into 1" pieces. Wrap in a slightly damp paper towel to save for later.
Serves 2CALORIES 149; FAT 11g (sat 1g, mono 6.7g, poly 1.2g); PROTEIN 2g; CARB 14g; FIBER 5g; SUGARS 0g; CHOL 0mg; IRON 1mg; SODIUM 46mg; CALC 11mg
More Quick Avocado Snacks:
Crispy Avocado Maki
Sushi is one of those dishes that we just can’t help but love. It’s delicious, filling an creative. You can make classic rolls like the California Roll or be more creative like a Chick’n Teriyaki Roll. Sushi isn’t afraid of a little creativity. Earlier this month we got creative and made a Vegan Spicy “Tuna” Roll make with tomatoes! Yep, tomatoes in sushi. Today we’re going a little more classic with a panko-crusted Crispy Avocado Maki Roll.
Sushi means a lot to us. Sushi brings us back to high school when we’d go out with all our friends on a hungover Sunday afternoon. Yes, we picked AYCE sushi to cure our hangovers. It takes Kat back to date nights with her boyfriend. We enjoyed sushi a lot with a lot of people we love. Being able to bring that home, makes it the centre of even more memories. Plus you get to make the sushi with the ones you love – can it get any better than that?
Creamy and crunchy, topped with a little spicy sriracha mayo it’s the perfect balance of flavours in one bite. After going a little more creatively in our last maki roll, we opted for something a little more classic. Sometimes simplicity in sushi is where the true beauty lies. The simplicity of this Crispy Avocado Maki Roll is delicious and nutritious!
Curious about how you roll your own sushi? Check out the video below for a better look at how to make your own vegan sushi.
Here’s How to Roll Up This Keto BLT Sushi
Arrange your bacon into a “basket weave” formation on your broiling pan, as shown. Cook in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.
Allow bacon to cool and drain slightly on the broiling pan for about 5 minutes. Dab the bacon with a paper towel to remove any grease.
Spread mayonnaise over the bacon base.
Sprinkle the bacon with lettuce, tomatoes and avocado.
Starting at the far end of the bacon square, roll up the bacon tightly so the ingredients within it stay inside.
When you’ve created a rolled-up cylinder, cut it into six servings.
Yield: 6, Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: 277 Calories | 45 Fat | 5.6 Total Carbs | 3.5 Fiber | 8.2 Protein | 2.1 Net Carbs
These keto bacon, lettuce, tomato, and avocado bites are so yummy!
Much like peanut butter and jelly, the flavors of bacon, lettuce, and tomato seem to work together perfectly. In this delicious sushi take on the classic BLT, we&rsquove added avocado and removed the bread for a delicious keto and low-carb snack and appetizer idea!
The key to this recipe is a basket-weave strategy when making your bacon, which creates a solid base for the remaining ingredients. Roll it up, slice it, and you&rsquore on your way to BLT-A nirvana!
2. Tempeh Avocado Sushi
At only 319 calories per serving, this Tempeh Avocado Sushi recipe makes the perfect midday snack or dinner appetizer.
And rest assured the protein and healthy fat content in this roll will help keep you satiated.
This vegan sushi calls for avocados, the main source of the unsaturated fat content in this recipe. Unsaturated fats are great for your heart health and may help lower risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Just be cautious of portion sizes, as high-fat foods are calorie-dense.
Get the full recipe and nutrition info at Vegetarian Times.
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This sounds great! How much cauliflower do you use?
This sounds great! How much cauliflower do you use?
This may sound distasteful but it is quite WONDERFUL!
Just throw cauliflower in your cuisinart and run until it grainy & resembles rice.
(I got the idea from Alissa Cohen's book)
I also like to throw in a good amount of ginger to taste in with it and it incorporates a nice flavor to the cauliflower.
I layer a thin amount of cauliflower mixture to cover all but about two inches from the top of the nori sheet,then layer seeded cucumber strips, avocado, red bell pepper, sunflower sprouts, shredded spinach, shredded carrot. whatever you fancy really!
A few sesame seeds and roll it up and slice the into pieces with a wet blade.
(I found untoasted nori sheets on oneluckyduck.com)
It's wonderful and I seriously do NOT miss the rice at all!
I hope you try this and like it, it has truly helped in my raw journey when I am having "cravings".
This Easy TikTok Hack Will Help You Remove Avocado Pits Without Any Special Tools
We're obsessed with this simple, free and foolproof hack!
Guacamole and avocado toast lovers, rejoice! TikTok has done it again and this time the hack could save you a trip to the hospital. No, but seriously, researchers at Emory University estimate 50,413 avocado-related knife injuries have occurred from 1998 to 2017, with more than half of them happening since 2013. It&aposs so common that many hospitals have nicknamed the injury "avocado hand."
Aside from the risk of injury, nothing is more annoying than bruising or mangling that perfectly ripe avocado by trying to excavate its pit with a spoon or tool that doesn&apost really work.
This is where TikTok&aposs sushi chef and content creator, Cho @_mynameischo saved the day with a ridiculously simple hack that only requires two fingers. Cho starts by slicing the avocado vertically and twisting the two halves apart. He then places his index and middle fingers on either side of the pit and simply uses his thumb to push the pit forward from the back and pop it out.
Since this video went viral, hundreds of other videos have popped up replicating the trend on both firm and soft avocados. So far it&aposs worked perfectly every time. Our Senior Food Editor, Megan O. Steintrager even gave it a whirl, "I was a bit surprised by how well this trick worked-when I tried it, the pit popped out just like in the video. She adds, "The pressure slightly dented the avocado, but didn&apost cause any bruising. I&aposm sold!"
So next time you go for that elaborate pit removal, stop what you&aposre doing and give this pit-popping hack a try.
Egg in an Avocado
Have you ever tried to make the breakfast classic eggs in a basket? It is where you crack an egg inside of the center of the bread (where a hole was purposefully removed). Well, if you cut open an avocado, you will notice a big hole conveniently located in the middle of the fruit. Cook an egg inside the avocado for a tasty and healthy alternative to the breakfast favorite. Besides, it is also a fast and easy way to enjoy a hot meal in the morning.
Cucumber Avocado Sushi
The recipe and photography for this post were provided by our friends at NatureFresh™ Farms and the Gluten Intolerance Group.
Gluten free goodness combined with sushi, could there be a better combination? Whether you’re looking for a gluten-less alternative this rolled-up classic or are simply not a fan of fish, this dish is for you. Whip it up as a simple weeknight meal or an impressive party appetizer using NatureFresh™ Farms’ cucumbers.
Cucumber Avocado Sushi
- 2 cups NatureFresh™ Farms Long English Cucumber
- 1 avocado
- 2 cups brown rice
- 3 cups water
- ¼ cup rice vinegar
- ½ tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1/8 cup sugar
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1/8 cup toasted sesame seeds
- 1 sheet of dried seaweed
- Wash produce before preparing.
- Cook brown rice in 3 cups of water.
- While that is cooking, heat up rice vinegar, vegetable oil, sugar, and salt in a saucepan until sugar dissolves. Let cool.
- When rice comes to a boil, cover and cook for 20 minutes or until water is absorbed.
- Let rice cool until it is warm.
- Mix rice with vinegar mixture until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is sticky.
- Peel and dice cucumber and slice avocado set aside.
- Layer Cucumber at the bottom of a one-cup measuring cup.
- Pack rice on top of the cucumber to fill the cup.
- Place a plate face down on the cup, hold together, and turn both over so the plate rests on the counter top or table.
- Top with Avocado
- Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.
- Optional: break up pieces of dried seaweed or nori on top for the full sushi experience!
Note: Drizzle gluten free soy sauce over this recipe to add a little more flavor!
Avocado SushiNothing new, just a combination of avocado, rice and pickled ginger. For this recipe, I used brown rice instead of plain rice or sushi rice, to replicate the colour of the avocado’s seed. After making these, I just feel like stuffing a ball of brown rice into the stoned avocado and serve with pickled sushi ginger. If you prefer, you can make it into Avocado Temaki (hand rolled sushi) and garnish with crispy fried shredded ginger, it is real simple.
Preparation: 10 mins, Cooking time: 20 mins
Ingredients (makes 6)
° 200g brown rice or sushi rice, washed and drained
° 400ml water
° 2 tablespoons Japanese rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
° 1 teaspoon mirin or ½ teaspoon cooking rice wine (optional)
° 1 teaspoon sugar, or to taste
° ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
° ½-1 nori sheet, cut into 6 strips
° 1 ripe avocado, stoned, peeled and cut into 6 wedges
° some pickled sushi ginger
1. Add the rice and water into an electric rice cooker and turn it on. When done, leave the cooked rice to rest, covered, for 5-10 minutes.
2. Add the vinegar, mirin, sugar and salt into the rice, and mix well. Fluff with a fork and divided into 6 portions.
3. Wet your hand and shape the rice into 6 balls. Alternatively, place rice on the cling plastic to and shape into a ball. Place one wedge of avocado over it and go round it with the nori strip to secure it. Tap some water at the end of the nori strip to seal it.
4. Serve with pickled sushi ginger.
Superfood Snacking with Superfruit California Avocados
Superfoods, like California Avocados are a natural choice for health conscious snackers.