Tuna salad stuffed avocado

Hiii! How’s your St. Patrick’s Day going?? I’ll help get you in the spirit of the day with a green juice and a green avocado stuffed with healthy tuna salad! Also two St. Patrick’s Day-ish songs I played during spin last night:

1) “Whiskey in the Jar” (standing climb with tempo work)

 

2) “Lord of the Dance.” This was the last song of class, and everyone seemed to get a kick out of it. It was PERFECT for half moderate climb, half crazy sprint to the end, and a festive way to change up the playlist.

For our viewing pleasure:

 

 (the version I played for class was different -it’s the last one from the soundtrack, with taps- but you get the idea)

Random fact: my Irish dance teacher from back in the day BEAT Michael Flatley in the World Irish Dance Championship in 1989. 

MY OTHER VIDEOS

It’s been a good St. Paddy’s Day so far. Hand therapy was AMAZING -I’m so so happy I’m finally able to go, and it’s helping so much- and then I had a lovely morning with my favorite little leprechaun. She helped me make the brownie cupcakes, which we’ll top with Bailey’s frosting (for the adults) and spinach-dyed green frosting for the kiddos. 

Green Juice for St Patrick’s Day

Quintessential green beverage:

Green Juice for St Patrick's Day

(juice with green apple, spinach, cucumber, celery, ginger, lemon and mint)

Juice ingredients

Green juice

Healthy Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado

Lunch was leftover tuna salad from yesterday, served in an avocado. Liv went crazy for it, too! Ok, so at first she was a little skeptical (because, let’s be real, it kind of looks like cat food).

Healthy tuna salad stuffed avocado

Then, I told her that Ariel from The Little Mermaid LOVES tuna. She happily ate a bowl full, while I realized what I’d just said. Ariel eats her friends. Mom fail. 

Tuna stuffed avocado

The difference between pretty food photographs and how they’re actually consumed. 😉

Tuna stuffed avocado with an extra side of tuna

Healthy Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
  2. 2 carrots, chopped
  3. 10 cornichons or pickles of choice
  4. 2 cans tuna in water, drained (check the label for BPA-free, sustainably caught)
  5. 1 tbsp mayo
  6. 1 tsp mustard of choice
  7. 1 container of goat yogurt
Instructions
  1. Add onion, carrots and cornichons to the food processor. I processed until well-chopped.
  2. Next add mayo, mustard and yogurt.
  3. Season well with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
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 So simple, super healthy and delicious. 

Trader Joe's How and sweet mustard

Today’s Workout

Since I ended up taking Sunday off, today was an easy 3-miles (I’d walk with incline for 1 minute, run between 6.0-6.7 for 2 minutes). I was ROCKING out the the POSH playlist (doing this in my mind), and my phone fell off the treadmill not once, but twice during my workout. Looks like I’ll be needing to wear the arm band again.

I fail at treadmilling

I don’t teach tonight, so I’m excited to hang out here with the fam. Trying to think of something fun to do after dinner. 🙂

Hope you have a great night!
xoxo

Gina

Tell me something green from your day! Any gym fails lately?

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25 Comments

  1. Yaara Leve on March 17, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Yum! That tuna salad looks delish! I’ve been on a tuna kick lately too. I love it with chopped onions, dill, sweet relish, lots of mustard, plain greek yogurt. I’ve also been slicing a hard boil egg with it–soo good! The egg yolk and tuna are a such a good combo. Have a great night! And I love that–“if Ariel love tuna..” I would’ve done the same thing at Livi’s age. I was obsessed with Ariel! Like legit wanted to be her. XOXO

  2. Kaila at Healthy Helper Blog on March 17, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    My favorite in one of my favorite fat sources? I can dig it! 🙂

  3. Erin @ Erin's Inside Job on March 17, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Looks yummy!

    Something green from my day was my green smoothie I had in the morning. It is greener when I don’t add the blueberries, but today was my protein smoothie day since I rocked it out at the gym!

  4. Jacque on March 17, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Hi there! What is your necklace? and did you purchase online! Thanks x

  5. Taca @ A Side Of Dessert on March 17, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Mmmm I love tuna when I need something quick for lunch. I also love how versatile it is. I’ll definitely be giving this a go!

  6. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on March 17, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    I just had a green mixed drink! haha

    Aww Ariel eats her friends! That’s totally something I would say but I wouldn’t make the connection until way later!

  7. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on March 17, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    I was just thinking today how much I wanted a green juice. My coworker and I joked that it would be easier to have a juicer at work than running to Nektar. But then we remember that’s a bad idea because they’re so loud!

  8. Giselle on March 17, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Love tuna salad in avocado! You eat sushi right!?! Our favorite way (my son and I) to eat tuna lately is in a nori wrap. I just mix up the tuna with a bit of home made mayo, avocado, coconut aminos and red boat fish sauce then spread it on a nori sheet and roll away! We both also love a smoked salmon version with carrot, watermelon radish and smoked salmon. So good and so easy!

  9. Amanda on March 17, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Holy cow! I just laughed my butt off at your Ariel comment (she eats her friends).. I catch myself all the time with my 3 year old. So funny!! Also.. Your Kale Yeah shirt looks like a different tee than the ones sent out? I like the neckline and it looks like a stretchier cotton!

  10. Lucie@FitSwissChick on March 17, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    The tuna salad looks delicious! Oh, and I would be a Mom who always tells cruel stories by accident. Like little mermaid eating their friends 🙂 🙂
    Asparagus are back in the supermarkets here and I LOVE to have them in my omeletts!

  11. Tara | Treble in the Kitchen on March 18, 2015 at 3:46 am

    Yum! That tuna salad in an avocado sounds delish! 🙂 Glad Livi loved it…even if she thinks Ariel eats her friends 🙂

  12. Cara's Healthy Cravings on March 18, 2015 at 4:25 am

    I can definitely relate to your “phone flying” problems and it always happens on the treadmill. It feels as though it happens in slow motion and I can’t do anything about it and then my phone is in a million pieces on the floor with a bunch of people looking on with horrified faces! Ha! I also must invest in an arm band, I think.

  13. Bethany on March 18, 2015 at 4:43 am

    Monday was my treadmill gym fail day! I kept half tripping during my warm up. Then a co worker came up and wanted to chit chat while I was on the treadmill and he was kind of behind me! It’s not easy to walk fast on an incline while looking backwards!!!! (I also face planted multiple times!) I finally told them this was way awkward and they moved to the front of the treadmill.

  14. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out on March 18, 2015 at 5:06 am

    I love tuna + avocado!! ps. I would totally have eaten tuna as a child if my parents played the Ariel card- she’s the BEST princess :)!

  15. Erin on March 18, 2015 at 6:03 am

    You got your 3 year old to eat tuna salad. That’s a mom win no matter what you said!

  16. Stacy @ SweatingTulipz on March 18, 2015 at 6:31 am

    That tuna stuffed avocado looks amazing! I like to stuff mine in tomatoes! So juicy and yummy! 🙂

    I hope you enjoy your night off!!!

  17. mary on March 18, 2015 at 6:56 am

    You should check out a SpiBelt or FlipBelt for holding your phone. I have a SpiBelt but kind of wish I had the FlipBelt. It’s kind of a small pocket for all the things I take on dog walks. I don’t know how I feel about having to step into a FlipBelt or pull it over me, though.

  18. Julie on March 18, 2015 at 6:56 am

    I made a grasshopper pie to take to a dinner party, & it was delicious! Super easy, but not healthy at all. 😛

  19. Beks on March 18, 2015 at 7:06 am

    I’m doing Visalus with my sister, and yesterday, I made a Pistachio Shake with kale. LOTSA green in there. 🙂

  20. Courtney Violet Bentley on March 18, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Yum I love a good tuna salad even though like you said it does look like cat food #yuck! I totally did not have anything green today and I am full Irish.. #leprocaunfail :0 Thanks for sharing your salad and PS your food photography has really improved!! xo C

  21. Andrea on March 18, 2015 at 7:51 am

    My phone fell off the treadmill and onto the belt last week. I’m kind of clumsy as it is (lol) and am also in a cast for torn ligaments in my thumb and wrist right now. Luckily, my sister was on the elliptical next to me and grabbed the phone. It was super loud though, gym fail, lol.

  22. Laura B @ FitMamaLove on March 18, 2015 at 8:14 am

    LOL at the mom fail! 😀

  23. kristin | W [H] A T C H on March 18, 2015 at 9:38 am

    i looove mint in my green juice.

  24. Tracy on March 18, 2015 at 10:55 am

    I’ve been craving green juice so much lately! It’s getting expensive though…I made need to go ahead and by a juicer. My favorite lately is the Warrior juice with kale, cucumber celery, pineapple, ginger and cayenne. Nice and spicy. Yum. And now I want one!!

  25. Erika S. on March 18, 2015 at 11:13 am

    I love TJ’s Yellowfin Tuna…it’s packed in oil but the flavor is unbeatable. I used to buy the lil cornichons but they only lasted a day so I told myself to relax…although now the craving is back seeing them in 2 of your posts.

    Your lunch looks awesome…I should add carrots to my tuna next time. I like to add chopped capers…!

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