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Avocado and Sunflower Seed Snack

A 2-Ingredient Snack to Help You Lose Weight

This avocado-based snack will help you lose weight for two awesome reasons: it's full of healthy fats and fiber. Consuming healthy fats and fiber keeps that "I'm full" feeling going strong, so hunger and cravings will be brushed aside, and you'll be full for hours. Add the protein, crunch, and saltiness of sunflower seeds, and this snack is a weight-loss superstar. It also helps that you can whip it up in two minutes.

  1. Cut an avocado in half. Use the side without the pit, and save the other half for later since the pit can help keep the green flesh from browning.
  2. Sprinkle one tablespoon of salted sunflower seeds in the middle.
  3. Use a spoon to scoop out bites right out of the avocado peel. You don't even need to bother with dirtying a dish.

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skimelicious skimelicious 8 years
great suggestion! I'm eating an avocado half w/ sunflower seeds right now, just as suggested! :) It's at that delicious, perfectly ripe stage.....
almostloli almostloli 8 years
i LOVEEEEEEEEE avos (and holyyy.. i love sunflower seeds as well! my fave brand is Planter's) i should try this :) usually i just mix the seeds with salad, but never tried the combination of just the two of them oh oh look at the fibres content!!!!!
Jess8902 Jess8902 8 years
UGH I wish I could love them again:( I used to eat them all the time but once I had a bit too much and upchucked.. the worst ever. I won't go into details but I hope no one ever has to experience it.. i'm off them for life!
genniboo genniboo 8 years
i love avocados! they're really good just like that with a squeeze of lemon on top :)
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Not appealing to me...
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
I love avocados, but I can't eat them plain! I guss it's a texture issue. I need to either add them to a salad or make guac with them! Shadowdamage- sunflower seeds are sooo yummy, they go really well in salads too!
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
that sounds awesome....I have been known to put a dash of salt on an avo and eat away....I'll bet the seeds add a nice texture, I will give this a shot!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I sometimes slice up avocadoes and put them on my salads to help me absorb more of the fat-soluble vitamins in the greens...they're not actually my favorite thing to eat though. I don't really like them plain.
ashopaholic ashopaholic 8 years
I wonder how filling this as a snack? will try!
cupcakers cupcakers 8 years
YUM AVOCADOS! I'm not a fan of sunflower seeds though. Cottage cheese, really? Interesting..will try it once
pixelhaze pixelhaze 8 years
instead of the seeds, I just use salt! I had a friend who would also put lemon juice on it, and so I started doing that. The mix of citrus and salt was yummmm
Shadowcat14 Shadowcat14 8 years
wow! This sounds delicious! I have never had sunflower seeds before but I love avocado.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Cool. This is exactly the way I eat -- simple and healthy. I would use unsalted, raw sunflower seeds, though.
The-New-Black The-New-Black 8 years
In stead of the seeds I like to use low fat cottage cheese. It has the same sort of salty contrast to the avocado. Very delicious.
kgr3p18 kgr3p18 8 years
i love avocados--especially on a spelt wrap with some turkey!!
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 8 years
I love anything avocado. I put a few slices on my plate with my egg whites, and in my spinach and tuna salad. YUM!
divinedebris divinedebris 8 years
Oh, num! I would eat a half an avocado or a whole just for funsies, so this looks particularly delicious to me.
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