a quick, healthy, and filling lunch

I hope everyone is having a leisurely Sunday. I woke up early, made coffee and breakfast, and perused recipe blogs to choose this weeks recipes. I have been way too excited to go grocery shopping; it’s pretty much my favorite de-stressing activity (besides lifting weights, I suppose). I hopped on over to Trader Joe’s to gather the ingredients – still goin’ strong as a Trader Joe’s Hoe. I can’t believe I used to spurn TJ’s! It is so cheap… And yet the quality seems to be quite high. The only thing that is a bit odd is the produce being suffocated by seran wrap. Why do they do that?  And some of their frozen meals are pretty crappy, but that doesn’t effect me too much!

For lunch, I just made this wonderful crab salad in a mere 5 minutes. It happens to be essentially carb free, high protein, and oozing mono and poly-unsaturated fats.

cilantro and lime crab salad in avocado

recipe: serves 1

from for the love of cooking

  • 1 can lump crab meat
  • 1 tbsp light mayo
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tsp red onion
  • 1-2 tsp jalapeno, diced
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • squeeze lime juice
  • salt and fresh ground pepper
  • big pinch cumin
  • 1 small or medium avocado

Directions – Slice the avocado in half and remove the pit. Drain the crab meat and place in a bowl. Mix in all the other ingredients. Scoop into the avocado halves and enjoy!


Crab * extremely high in protein and low in fat and carbohydrates. The fat that crab does contain is largely omega 3 unsaturated, which helps prevent heart disease. Also contains high amounts of selenium which is anti-carcinogenic and chromium which helps regulate blood sugar.

 Avocado * contains vitamins A, B, C, and E. Also contain phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, folic acid, zinc, and iron. Their greatest asset is their monounsaturated fat content, which is linked to lower cholesterol levels, reduced risk of heart disease, weight loss, and even alleviating depression.

10 thoughts on “a quick, healthy, and filling lunch

  1. this recipe looks right up my alley!! wish i had a kitchen to make it in. i’ve been buying avocados and bringing them to the dining hall with me to add to my meals though! i’ve made a variation of this with a mango-shrimp ceviche in the middle – delicious!

    ps trader joes produce is definitely not my favorite… have gotten a lot of bad produce there, don’t know if it’s just bad luck or something!

  2. Yerp. Grocery shopping srsly is such a stress reliever. Or..any type of shopping that doesn’t involve clothes haha. Shopping for clothes seems to stress me out too 😛

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