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Ahi Tuna Tacos with Wasabi Cream and Mango Avocado Salsa

Ahi Tuna Tacos with Wasabi Cream and Mango Avocado Salsa. Get the healthy and easy to make fish recipe at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet

Below, my frequent contributor Holly Clegg writes about her avocado addiction and how she loves to indulge it by making Ahi Tuna Tacos with Wasabi Cream and Mango Avocado Salsa. However, I’m addicted to tacos! My family loves having tacos for dinner, whether we’re having the World's Best Slow Cooker Spicy Pulled Pork Tacos or carne asada tacos. So her recipe for Ahi Tuna Tacos with Wasabi Cream and Mango Avocado Salsa from her trim&TERRIFIC Too Hot in the Kitchen cookbook is perfect for both our addictions!

Ahi tuna would be a special treat for us and probably something the kids wouldn’t want to try. (Ewww, fish!) So I’d save this recipe for just me and my husband for a romantic meal and maybe for when we’re entertaining friends.

Holly likes to pan sear her tuna. You can also try grilling it. If the price of ahi tuna puts you off, you could try making Ahi Tuna Tacos with another type of fish. Salmon could be interesting and would go well with the mango and avocado. You’ll just need to cook it all the way through, as salmon shouldn’t be served rare like ahi tuna.

Another way of cooking tortillas is by heating them up quickly on the stovetop on a warm griddle or in a frying pan. Use corn tortillas if you’re gluten free. I prefer the taste of corn tortillas over flour, too.

You can find more of Holly’s trim& TERRIFIC® recipes at hollyclegg.com and The Healthy Cooking Blog. Check out Holly’s trim & TERRIFIC™ cookbooks on Amazon, too!

Avocado addict!

I confess – I’m an avocado addict! I could eat them with just about any meal and couldn’t be more excited to highlight my very favorite food! Did you know buttery green avocados are actually considered a fruit? Rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated (good) fats, avocados are high in fiber and, ounce for ounce.

Avocados top the charts among all fruits for folate, potassium, vitamin E, and magnesium, making them one of the most nutrient-dense foods. From salads to condiments, dips and even smoothies – in my opinion avocados are a nutrient dense mouth-watering ingredient worthy of celebration this month!

Are you looking for that wow summer dinner? Then this is a sure bet! Ahi Tuna Tacos with Wasabi Cream and Mango Avocado Salsa sounds much more complicated than it actually is, and it's super delicious! Don’t be intimidated by ahi tuna – it's quick to make and really easy, especially paired with this fruity salsa with sweet mango, mild avocado, and spicy jalapenos making it the ultimate complement to tuna tacos.

Look for wasabi paste in the Asian section of your supermarket. A few chopped fruits and veggies, makes this fresh Mango Avocado Salsa, but for extra ease any fruit salsa would be great to contrast the Wasabi Cream.

Ahi Tuna Tacos with Wasabi Cream and Mango Avocado Salsa. Get the healthy and easy to make fish recipe at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet

Ahi Tuna Tacos with Wasabi Cream and Mango Avocado Salsa

Ingredients

For Ahi Tuna Tacos:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 10-12 ounces ahi tuna (1-inch thick)
  • 2 teaspoons taco seasoning mix (gluten free)
  • 4 (8-inch) flour or corn tortillas
  • Wasabi Cream
  • Avocado Mango Salsa

For Wasabi Cream:

  • 1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon wasabi paste, depending on taste

For Mango Avocado Salsa:

  • 1/3 cup chopped avocado
  • 1/2 cup chopped mango
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon chopped jarred jalapeno
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Directions

For Ahi Tuna Tacos:

  1. In nonstick pan, heat olive oil until hot. Season tuna on both sides with taco seasoning and add to pan. Sear 1 minute per side or until tuna is cooked on the outside, but rare inside. Set aside.
  2. Cover tortillas with damp paper towel and microwave 30 seconds. Fill tortillas with tuna, top with Wasabi Cream (see recipe) and Mango Avocado Salsa (see recipe) or salsa of choice.

For Wasabi Cream:

  1. In small bowl, combine all ingredients.

For Mango Avocado Salsa:

  1. In small bowl, combine all ingredients.
Prep Time: 45 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 45 Minutes
Servings: Makes 4 Ahi Tuna Tacos, 1/3 cup Wasabi Cream, and 1 cup Mango Avocado Salsa
  • Serving size: Two tacos per person
  • Calories: 445
  • Calories from Fat: 44.5 (10%)
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 921mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 53g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 44g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg

Nutritional information per serving: (Ahi Tuna Tacos with Wasabi Cream only.) Dietary Exchanges: 3 1/2 starch, 5 very lean meat

Nutritional information per 1/4 cup serving of  Mango Avocado Salsa only: Calories 37 Calories from fat 42% Fat 2g Saturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 18mg Carbohydrate 6g Dietary Fiber 1g Sugars 3g Protein 0g Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat

Picture and recipe used with permission of author.

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Yopa! Greek Yogurt – a balanced way to start the day #YopaYogurt

Yopa! Greek Yogurt - a balanced way to start the day

Are you familiar with YoCrunch™ yogurt? Well, they’ve come out with Yopa!™, authentic nonfat Greek yogurt that’s packaged with a healthy crunch from either granola, dark chocolate or toasted almonds. Yopa! sent me a few coupons to try out their Greek yogurt and share my opinion with you. I thought this would be a great way for my family to try out a new Greek yogurt brand, especially since my husband starts out his day with Greek yogurt, a side of granola and some fruit. I’m also trying to get my kids to eat more yogurt, especially my daughter who doesn’t like drinking milk.

We tried the blueberry, strawberry and the black cherry with granola and the vanilla with almonds. Unfortunately, my grocery store didn’t have the vanilla with dark chocolate chips, but I’ll be on the lookout for that one for sure!

I liked that Yopa! had everything packaged and ready to go, which makes my husband’s day a little easier since he often takes his breakfast to work. It was very easy to undo the lid and foil and mix the yogurt and granola together, especially since they allowed extra room in the cup for you to add the granola or nuts, without spilling when stirring it. I found Yopa! to be delicious and the texture perfect – creamy and thick. (My husband agreed.) I also liked having the extra crunch from the granola along with the real fruit, as did my kids.

The Yopa! difference

Yopa! stands out from the rest of the Greek yogurt crowd because they’re committed to producing the best yogurt by using farm-fresh, regionally-sourced milk from dairies close to where they make it. Also, it takes four gallons of milk to make one gallon of Yopa! yogurt, but they think you’re worth it.

Then Yopa! adds real vanilla or fruit to their authentic, strained Greek yogurt. In addition, they pair each flavor with either whole grain granola, toasted Blue Diamond almonds, or dark chocolate, for a delicious balance of yogurt, flavors and toppings with a nice combination of crunchy and creamy. Yopa! is a “Balance Perfected” way to start your day! And it makes a great afternoon or after school snack, too.

Yopa! comes in the following flavors:Yopa! Greek Yogurt Blueberries & Granola

  • Blueberries & Granola – real blueberries and nine whole grain granola
  • Strawberries & Granola – real strawberries and nine whole grain granola
  • Black Cherries & Granola – real black cherries and nine whole grain granola
  • Peach & Granola – real peaches and nine whole grain granola
  • Vanilla & Almonds – rich vanilla and toasted almonds
  • Vanilla & Chocolate – rich vanilla and dark chocolate chips

You can buy individual cups or four-packs of each flavor. Yopa! comes in a 3.5 and 5.3 ounce sizes.

The benefits of Yopa! Greek yogurt

Yopa! is a great source of protein. The 3.5 ounce cups contain at least 16% of the recommended daily allowance of protein, while the 5.3 ounce cups contain at least 26% of the recommended daily allowance.

Other benefits of Yopa! are:

  • Good source of calcium
  • 0g of cholesterol and trans fat
  • Made with 5 cultures and 3 probiotics
  • No preservatives or artificial colors (and only one product has artificial flavor – vanillin)
  • Vegetarian
  • Kosher certifie
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Disclaimer: I was selected for participation in this campaign as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions and experiences are my own.

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Join me TODAY at 3 PM ET for a FAGE #PlainKitchen Twitter Party

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Join me and @MomCentral  for the #PlainKitchen Twitter Party TODAY from 3-4 PM EST. We’ll be chatting with celebrity chef Bobby Flay about how to make every meal extraordinary, your favorite yogurt recipes, and the FAGE Total Plain Kitchen recipe contest!

I’ll be co-hosting along with @StacyDeBroff, @DadCentral, @MomCentralChat along with special guests @FAGEUSA and @bflay. You can use the Tweet Grid at http://bit.ly/S7z8GF.

Not only will it be a fun chat, but you’ll have a chance to win a prize pack consisting of a $25 AMEX gift card and $25 voucher redeemable for FAGE Total. Also, if you tweet this from now until the #PlainKitchen Twitter Party, you’ll be eligible to win one of the FAGE prize packs, too!

Hope to see you soon!

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