Bacon Topped Avocado Snacks (with Cooking Video!)

I don’t know about your high school ten year reunion, but I do know about mine.  I recently mustered up the energy, courage, and finances to take a trip down to Los Angeles for my HS reunion.

I had no idea what to expect; didn’t know if I would even recognize anyone.  Facebook attempts to keep me updated on what everyone has been up to but my lack of desire to quietly “click” into the lives of others in whom I haven’t spoken to is a real situation.  In other words, I’m busy!

Because of my fb interaction failings, I knew I needed to show up to the reunion if I wanted updates on my old HS friends.  I am happy I went!  Great conversations, fine wine, awesome location in Culver City…. The food wasn’t the most nutritious but it was made using the freshest ingredients.  I’d like to describe it as gourmet comfort food.

Speaking of gourmet comfort, this bacon topped avocado snacks tastes sinfully delicious and is good for you!  Anything with bacon gets me dancing in my socks and to add avocado to the mix…man it’s a party!  Quality bacon makes a world of difference so don’t cheat your taste buds.  Check the recipe and cooking video below.

BACON TOPPED AVOCADO SNACKS

serves 1-2

Ingredients

– 1 ripe avocado

– 1/4 cup bacon, cooked & chopped

– 1 tablespoon red onion, finely chopped

– juice of 1/2 a lime

– cayenne pepper

– salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions

1.  Cut the avocado in half lengthwise and remove seed.  Spoon out the meat of the avocado in a bowl making sure not to tear the avocado skin. Save the skins.

2.  In the same bowl, add about 1 tablespoon of the bacon, the lime juice, and the onion and smash the mixture until it resembles a chunky guacamole.

3.  Add the cayenne pepper and salt & pepper and give it one last mix.

4.  Spoon the avocado mix into the avocado skins and place on plate.

5.  Top the avocado with the remaining bacon.  Enjoy!

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Chika Obih is a certified holistic nutrition consultant; blogger; and founder of Chika Obih Wellness based in Oakland, CA and offers services virtually, in-person or by phone. Chika is passionate about empowering people to take charge of their own health utilizing the power of wholesome, clean foods and fun holistic lifestyle solutions.  Contact Chika today to set up your free consultation.

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Easy Shrimp Cocktail (With Cooking Video!)

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Want an easy, quick, protein packed snack that will leave you feeling energized and satisfied without cravings for sugar after? Well this easy shrimp cocktail recipe is just what you need. With only 3 ingredients needed, you’ll be taking this snack with you to work and eating in style. Shrimp cocktail: mmm mmm good!

Stick to an organic ketchup that does not contain high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) which can disrupt metabolism, trigger weight gain and leave you craving sweets.  For more dangers on HFCS, check out this blog post I wrote a while back.  

EASY SHRIMP COCKTAIL

Ingredients

– 8 ounces shrimp, chilled (cooked, peeled, deveined, with tail-on)

– 1/4 cup organic ketchup

– 2 tsp horseradish

Instructions

1.  In small bowl, mix ketchup with horseradish.

2.  Plate the shrimp and serve it with the cocktail sauce.

Enjoy!

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Tuna Avocado Lettuce Wraps (with a Cooking Video!)

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Eating clean is a vital component of looking good, feeling amazing, and having limitless energy.  The best way to eat clean is to prepare meals at home.  But let’s be real, sometimes we just don’t feel like getting in the kitchen and preparing an extravagant meal.  Heck, there are time I don’t even feel like turning on the stove burner.  I’d rather pull out something in the refrigerator, mix up a few things quickly, then eat it with perfect satisfaction.  Nothing fancy, but it hits the spot beautifully.

I have just the recipe for you:  Tuna Avocado Lettuce Wraps.  This easy, tasty protein & healthy fat packed recipe will leave you satisfied without even having to heat anything up.  Just mix the ingredients, pile onto lettuce, and chow down.

Check out the cooking video where I prepare Tuna Avocado Lettuce Wraps while providing you awesome health and beauty tips.  Enjoy!

TUNA AVOCADO LETTUCE WRAPS

(serves 2-4)

Ingredients

– 2 cans tuna

– 2 teaspoons mustard

– 2 scallions, chopped

– 1 medium avocado

– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

– 1/2 cup shredded carrots

– 2 teaspoons fresh chopped dill

– salt & pepper, to taste

– Romaine lettuce hearts

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Instructions

1.  In a bowl, combine tuna, carrots, dill, scallions, mustard.  Mix.

2.  In a separate bowl, mash the avocado with the lime juice, garlic powder, and salt & pepper until it is smooth guacamole consistency.

3.  Pour the guacamole mix into the tuna bowl then mix well until everything is combined.

4.  On a plate, lay the lettuce down and spoon the tuna avocado mix onto the lettuce.

Enjoy!

Tuna Avocado Lettuce Wraps

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Nourishing Beauty: YouTube Series Where I Am Cooking Good Food in my Kitchen (videos included)

I am thrilled to introduce to you Nourishing Beauty August You Tube Video Series.

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What is Nourishing Beauty?

My friend Mourhia Wright of Profound Coils thought of the amazing idea of coupling healthy eating and beauty — forget spending crazy money on beauty products and skin treatments: eating clean, wholesome food is the best way to achieve beautiful healthy hair, skin and nails and not to mention a banging, sexy body.  So we collaborated  to form Nourishing Beauty where we bring you fun, entertaining videos showing us prepare yummy, flavorful, good-for-you food right in my kitchen.

New videos will post to my You Tube channel Tuesdays and Thursdays during the month of August so subscribe so you can be the first to know when they are up. Be prepared for mouth-watering recipes that look good and taste even better.

I am super juiced to share the first two videos in our August series:

1.  Nourishing Beauty: Beauty from the Inside Out (Episode I)
2.  Recipe:  Tuna Avocado Lettuce Wraps (Episode II)

You will make me the happiest person ever if you do the following 3 things:

1.  Check out the videos

2.  Subscribe to my You Tube channel http://youtube.com/chikaobih

3.  Share with your social networks.

Thank you, luv you, k bye!!!

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