In this household, avocado salad can never go wrong. It can be served for lunch or dinner. In winter or summer. With a lot of vegetables or even only with cheese and egg. Always become favorite. Avocado is a good source of vitamins and minerals, high in monounsaturated fat that good for your body. If you eat avocado, you will feel full longer, since avocado contains high fiber. Sadly, sometimes is not easy to pick a good ripe avocado. The skin is still good, but when we open it, the inside is already overripe. So it will be good if you buy several days in advance before you plan to use it, then you let it ripen at home. To choose a good avocado, just shake the avocado. If you can feel or hear the seed is shaken, it means is already ripen. So, take it. Don’t forget to check in the edge. Make sure that the skin is firm, do not overripe. You can buy unripe avocado as well. At home, put them in a paper bag, and just wait three or four days. Check it every day, and you will get a good avocado.
Here is the recipe of avocado salad:
- 5 boiled egg, peel and cut into 8 pieces
- 3 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
- 1 pack of 150-gram fresh mozzarella, cut into small cubes
- 1 can of pitted olives, open and drain.
- 1 can of tuna, drain
- 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
- ½ lime, juiced
- 1 tsp of table salt
- 1/8 tsp of pepper
- Placed boiled egg, diced avocado, diced fresh mozzarella, pitted olives in a large bowl
- Put the tuna over it.
- Drizzle with the olive oil and the lemon water.
- Seasoned it with salt and pepper
Our big family, especially from my husband’s side is always careful about the kind of food that they will eat. They try to avoid everything that they suspect having high cholesterol or uric acid. Some of them have a problem with obesity. With the problem of high cholesterol uric acid and obesity, they are very careful with the food and counting the total calorie of what they eat per day.
My husband like other of his family member also easy to gain weight. Even a cup of water can make him fatter. This is our joke to him. He was always careful. He did the sport, went to the gym and for the last 10 years, he was consuming a shake drink with nutrition diet food. The shakes can help you both lose weight or gain weight. Depend on how much you have diet shake, when you drink and how many you have your meal. In that case, since my husband needs to lose weight he consumed twice in the morning and evening and eat lunch only. Literally, he only eats the real food for lunch. Did he like it? In the first few years, he enjoyed it. The supplier taught us how to make several creations of shake. We can put some berries, oatmeal or even some fibers. I myself, I didn’t like it. For me, it is just like fake food. I never like the smell. It is so artificial. Although we put some fruit in it, I still can feel it. Also eating food without chewing is strange. Anyway, the result was good. He became slimmer.
After several years he got tired with the shake. He had tried already different flavors with a different combination of fruits, but he said that he couldn’t find the different. All had the same taste and he fed up. So this was what he did. Every time he reached the ideal weight he would try to reduce the portion of the shake. He would have the shake in the morning with the real food for lunch and dinner. The result is he gained weight easily. He tried to do more exercise, it didn’t change significantly. I worry since he consumed the diet shake almost ten years. Some friends informed us that the shake contained high protein. For long term use, it can damage the liver and kidney. I was searching on the internet, there are some reviews about the product and they talk about the ingredients in it. There is some soy protein aspartame as a sweetener and several other things that not good for your health. then I suggest him to go back totally to the real food. I start to search on the internet some other way to do a diet.