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Thyme, Chicken, and Avocado Veggie Boats!

Thyme, Chicken, and Avocado Veggie Boats!

Author: Ana
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Serves: 4
Mid afternoon snacking can make or break your mood, energy, and weight loss goals. Having a meal or snack every 2-3 hours is a the best way to keep your metabolism high, which helps you burn more calories without you even trying! I find the mid afternoon snack especially crucial. It is important to pair a carbohydrate, protein, and healthy fat together to keep your blood sugar stable until dinner, which prevents over eating and sugar cravings later in the day.
Ingredients
  • 2 large organic cucumbers
  • 2 large organic bell peppers and/or 5 mini bell peppers
  • 1 pound free range organic chicken breast, grilled or baked in coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons of fresh thyme, taken off the stem and chopped
  • 3-4 tablespoons original flavor hummus
  • 1 avocado
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Wash peppers and cucumbers. Peel cucumbers and spoon out soft insides (eat them or save them to put into a smoothie), and cut peppers in half and clean out seeds and rinds. Dry and put aside.
  2. Prep the chicken filling by mincing the chicken breast with a knife into very small chunks. Mix chicken pieces with hummus, thyme, and a pinch of salt and pepper until well combined and a chicken salad consistency.
  3. Fill cucumber and pepper “boats” with chicken salad mixture. Top with fresh thyme and chunks of avocado.
  4. Optional: serve with an edible flower from the garden, such as nasturtium
Fat: 5 grams Carbohydrates: 10 grams Protein: 15 grams
Notes

[b]For Practical Nutrition Meal Tracker (per serving):[/b]
[b]1 Fat, 1 Protein, 1 Free Veggie [/b]

 


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About Ana Elisabeth

I am a Registered Dietitian/Certified Nutritionist. A few of areas of health I address with my clients include Diabetes and weight management, sports nutrition, and holistic detoxification. [Full Bio]