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My little girl is obsessed with avocado… especially this BLT stuffed avocado recipe. She starts squealing every time she sees one! I am pretty proud of myself (and her) for getting her to like healthy foods.
Even though no one in our family is gluten intolerant, there are much more nutritious foods I can offer my toddler the typical macaroni & cheese, white bread, or crackers that I see many kids eating. Avocado and eggs are my little one’s favorite foods… just like her mama! (Can you see me beaming right now?)
When it comes to avocado, I could eat it straight every single day and probably not get sick of it. Is this you, too?
Whether it is or not, avocado also makes an excellent vessel for a complete lunch. Yes, when I need a quick and easy lunch idea, stuffed avocado is where it’s at! It’s perfect for packing in a cooler for a picnic, or in my lunch bag to bring to work the next day. The preparation is easy and no cooking is required. No complaints there!
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Lately, I’m all about this BLT stuffed avocado.
This isn’t the first or last time that I’ve pointed out that everything is better with bacon, and these stuffed avocados are no exception. Crispy bacon is the key to completing this dish. Oh, and if you must ask – yes, I will keep talking about how everything is better with bacon, because… well, because it’s bacon!
Of course, the nutrition highlight of this recipe is the avocado. These little powerhouses are packed with a lengthy list of vitamins and minerals – folate, potassium, magnesium, manganese, iron, zinc, phosphorus, and vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, E, and K. Whew!
Would it have been faster to just say they contain everything?! It sure feels that way. As if that wasn’t enough, the healthy fat in avocado is oleic acid, which is a monounsaturated fat that reduces inflammation and the risk of cancer (sources here and here).
Another great thing about this BLT stuffed avocado recipe is that it’s friendly to so many dietary restrictions, if you have any, but it doesn’t taste that way. These BLT stuffed avocados are low carb, ketogenic, paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, egg-free, THM S, and whole 30 approved. (By the way, if you’re doing the whole 30, check out my friend, Monica’s whole 30 menu plan!)
Wow! You’d think that something that ticks so many boxes would taste like cardboard, but of course this recipe couldn’t be further from that. Most people without any dietary restrictions love these, too!
Not convinced yet about this BLT stuffed avocado? Okay, then how about the fact that it tastes like a BLT sandwich in stuffed bowl form?! Maybe that didn’t need to be said. It’s probably obvious enough in the recipe name. I still felt like I had to mention it though, just to be sure we’re on the same page about the awesomeness that is this recipe. I don’t know about you, but to me avocado tastes infinitely better than a boring piece of white bread anyway.
BLT Stuffed Avocado (Paleo, Low Carb)
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- Place bacon onto a skillet while the skillet is still cold. Cook the bacon over low or medium-low heat until the edges start to curl. Flip and continue cooking until golden and crispy. This process may take 5 minutes or maybe a little longer. Drain on paper towels (it will crisp up more as it cools).
- Meanwhile, slice the avocados in half and remove the pits. Scoop half of the flesh out of each avocado half (leave half undisturbed) and transfer to a bowl.
- Mash the avocado in the bowl. Stir in the grape tomatoes, lettuce, lime juice, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper (adjust seasonings to taste if needed).
- When the bacon slices are cool enough to handle, chop them up and add them to the bowl.
- Scoop the mixture back into the avocado halves.
Serving size: 1/2 avocado with filling
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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