Salmon Avocado Boats

These Salmon Avocado Boats will become a firm favourite on your fertility and conception meal plan. Not only is this recipe quick and simple to make, it certainly boasts an array of benefits when it comes to supporting both reproductive and overall health.

Healthy fats, in particularly plant-based fats such as olives and olive oil, coconut, seeds, nuts and avocados all support the body by reducing and targeting inflammation which can help promote regular ovulation and general fertility. It has been recorded that the healthy fats (monounsaturated) found in avocados can increase the success rate of IVF. Avocados also boast an ample amount of valuable vitamins, minerals and nutrients such as vitamin K, potassium, folic acid and fibre, all of which are super important during each stage of pregnancy, particularly the beginning.

Walnuts are also an important addition to this dish! Walnuts will not only offer an incredible texture and flavour to this recipe they also have an important role to play in the overall nutritional profile of this meal. Packed with omega 3’s and 6’s they are going to support brain health and in turn help regulate hormones. Walnuts are also great for the fella’s; research suggests that eating walnuts regularly can improve the health of their semen resulting in not only more but better motility too.

It is important Women trying to conceive are getting plenty of omega 3-s from the food they are eating. To get the most omega 3 fatty acids in your diet ensure to include up to 2 serves of quality and sustainably sourced fatty fish such as salmon and tuna (canned light tuna for a low mercury option).

Serves: 2

 Ingredients

2          Lg                    Avocado, ripe

Filling:

400      gram                Canned Salmon drained and flaked with a fork

1                                  Apple, peeled cored and finely diced

3          tbsp                 Red onion, peeled and finely diced

3          tbsp                 Walnuts, finely chopped

1/4       cup                  Mayonnaise, good quality (free range)

2          tsp                   Lemon juice, freshly squeezed

                                    Salt and pepper, to taste 

Instructions:

  1. Cut the avocados in half and remove the seed. Gently scoop out some of the flesh if you think you need a larger hollow (if the seed was only small) to fill your avocado with the filling. Dice up any excess avocado flesh and add to the filling mixture.
  2. Add all the filling ingredients to a mixing bowl and gently mix together.
  3. Fill each avocado with the tuna mixture, adjust seasonings to taste and serve immediately.
  4. Serve on its own or with a slice or two of grilled sourdough and freshly squeezed lemon.
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