First day of Fall!  I know it’s still 85 degrees but there is nothing better then the feeling that Autumn is here.  With Fall, comes football. Okayyyy so I honestly am not a huge football fan.  But you know what I am a fan of?  Beer and food. Make that tequila and wine too.  Yes- back in college I used to bring my mini four pack of champagne with me to tailgates.  Super cool, right? Something about sports always makes me drink way too much.  Maybe it’s the lack of understanding the sports and overcoming that awkwardness, maybe it’s just because i’m surrounded by other drunk screaming fans- regardless- it’s fun.  But – first comes drinking then comes pizza and wings…and a burrito and more pizza?  Sort of exaggerating but you know what a long day of day-drinking can do to ya. 

So these little babes are a fun spin on guacamole for a game day app. For some reason, I love guac when ordering Mexican food, but it always seems a bit gnarly when it a big shared bowl.  Plus, with guacamole comes way too many chips.  And don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of chips and guac- just not after drinking all day. 

These stuffed avocados are the perfect snack for everyone.  Men won’t complain that they’re too healthy because they are so delish and your annoying vegan friend will be happy too. KIDDING! Love you vegans, but also love you meat eaters.  The best part- they are SO high in protein and healthy fats that you will be satisfied.  Like, actually satisfied. Quinoa, a complete protein is also a carbohydrate – this is literally the most balanced meal/snack.

Let’s get snacking.

 

Quinoa, Tahini Stuffed Avocados
Serves 8
A vegan, gluten free, boyfreind-friendly game day life savor!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
287 calories
27 g
0 g
19 g
7 g
3 g
153 g
34 g
2 g
0 g
16 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
153g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 287
Calories from Fat 163
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g
30%
Saturated Fat 3g
13%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 34mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 27g
9%
Dietary Fiber 9g
38%
Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
9%
Vitamin C
38%
Calcium
5%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 ripe avocados, halved
  2. 1 cup cooked quinoa (I buy it frozen and defrost it- such a time savor)
  3. 1/2 red bell pepper
  4. 1/2 cup corn
  5. 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  6. 2 tbsp sliced raw almonds
  7. 2 tbsp tahini
  8. 1 lime
  9. salt + pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a bowl toss cooked quinoa, chopped peppers, almonds, corn and cilantro together.
  2. Add in lime juice and zest (always zest foe extra flavor!) and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Halve your avocados and stuff them with quinoa salad.
  4. Drizzle tahini on stuffed avocados
Notes
  1. Tailgating and drinking all day? Make double the amount of quinoa salad so you can have it for left over lunch the following day!
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calories
287
fat
19g
protein
7g
carbs
27g
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Vegan game day appetizer: Stuffed Avocados

30 Thoughts on “A Healthy Game Day Life Changer

  1. Now this dish would make the perfect lunch and I could quickly pack and make at work.

  2. This is just amazing and so healthy. Thanks for sharing the recipe xoxo

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  3. This looks absolutely amazing- so easy to make too- ideal for our fast paced lifestyle- thank you for the inspiration

  4. I love avo but never think of stuffing with it anything! This look delicious and with summer on it’s way, it’s a must try for me.

  5. This looks amazing but feel like it might be TOO MUCH avocado, but I guess that’s never a bad thing 🙂

  6. This is a doable healthy version of the fruit. I am tempted to try it out!

  7. I love tahini and avocado. Since you love food and live in Philadlephia, I’m wondering if you’ve been to Cambodia Town?

  8. These look amazing! I’ve never tried tahini on avocados but now I must. Thanks for sharing!

  9. It still feels like summer here in Georgia too! This recipe looks AMAZING though! Can’t wait to try!

  10. I love love love avocado, yummy! Im going to try this one out!

    -XOXO-

  11. Oh I can’t wait to try this!

  12. Wow! What a delicious looks dish! I would have never thought to combine quinoa and avocado!

  13. O perfect little meal, especially with tahini <3

  14. Yum! So creative and delicious. You’ve nailed it with all my fave ingredients.

  15. Elizabeth O. on September 25, 2016 at 11:26 am said:

    I love quinoa, it’s packed with benefits and it’s a good alternative for rice. I think it’s awesome that you paired it with avocados! How healthy can this recipe be! I am definitely keeping it. Can’t wait to try it with my twins!

  16. Emily Gold on September 25, 2016 at 4:50 pm said:

    These look amazing!! I will have to try next game day 🙂

  17. This looks so yummy. I could really eat this. My hubby is so stubborn….I don’t know if I can get him to eat it but I would love to try.

  18. Oh this looks way too yummy to be healthy! Must try!

  19. These sound yummy. I love avocado, I’d never think of something like this.

  20. Not a big fan of papaya but would love to try it due to Quinoa

  21. that looks so delicious and healthy! I’ll have to save this recipe to make for a party appetizer : ) thanks for the share!

  22. Ooh I am avo-crazy at the moment so I definitely need to try this out!! When I cut it in half it looks so messy though xD

  23. I love Quinoa and my hubby loves Avocado! This dish is perfect for us! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Can’t wait to try it!

  24. this looks so divine! I have to try this!

  25. I can think of all kinds of things to stuff my avocado with. Great idea

  26. Count me in please! I love that they’re so high in protein!

  27. Oh, now THOSE look delicious! And we all know that avocado is a healthy fat. I’m on it!

  28. Lol I’m w you I like the tailgating the game is a bit of a snoozer. The avocadoes look yummy.

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