Gretchen’s Avocado Tuna Bowl


This is a great lunch to make because it is a spin-off of the traditional tuna salad sandwich, but it doesn’t include bread. It is low in carbs, high in protein and good fats and you can use the avocado as a bowl. Perfect on-the-go lunch.

  • 1 avocado half with skin on
  • 5 ounce can albacore tuna, in water
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  1. Remove the seed from the halved avocado, scoop out and save a bit of the avocado, making a bigger hole in the middle of the halved avocado
  2. To make the tuna salad, mix together tuna, mayonnaise, celery, carrots and the extra scooped out avocado.
  3. Place your tuna salad mixture in the carved avocado and enjoy!

Yields: 1 serving

Prep time: 5 minutes

Per serving: 6-7 g carbohydrates

WRITTEN BY Gretchen Otte, POSTED 03/27/16, UPDATED 06/26/23

Gretchen is the inspiring voice behind Type One Type Happy - an online motivational journal for diabetics and non-diabetics alike. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the summer of 2014 in Europe, Gretchen is discovering a new way of living and sharing her journey as a healthy, happy person with diabetes. When she's not writing, photographing, or inspiring those around her, you'll find Gretchen training for another marathon, eating salads with her pet Bunny Winnie, or surfing in sunny Southern California. You can find her online at or on Instagram @TypeOneTypeHappy!