If you’re craving pizza and realize that you’re out of marinara, or if you’re just looking to switch things up a bit, try using mashed avocado as a tasty and delicious base for your pizzas. Not only is it filling, but also you are pumping your body with a natural energy that you can use to attack your workouts or a hectic work day. Add in some goat cheese and a dash of parmesan, and you’ll be licking your fingers wondering, “how in the world could I eat this this fast?” Remember to always customize meals to complement your diet and goals. Recommended for hard gainers
Ingredients for 1 or 2 servings:
5oz cooked chicken breast (you can also use eggplant, Portobello mushrooms, tempeh)
1 piece wheat naan bread
3/4 cup arugula
1 small Haas avocado
1 heaping tbsp. goat cheese
1.5 tbsp. reduced fat parmesan cheese (optional)
Dash of sea salt and pepper
1. Set oven to 405F.
2. In a bowl mash the contents of an avocado with a fork. Add a pinch of sea salt and pepper.
3. Spread the mashed avocado on a piece of naan bread.
4. Add arugula, cooked chicken breast (from your weekly meal prep), goat cheese and parmesan.
5. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes at 405F.
Approximate macros for 1 of 2 servings:
351 calories, 29g protein, 26g carbs, 15g fat (7g from avocado, 2.5g from chicken,1.5 g from goat cheese,
1g from parmesan), 2.5g fiber, 2g sugar.
About the Author
Kevin is a fitness enthusiast out of Dallas, TX. When he saw himself in his friend’s Facebook photo he knew it was time to make a change. He was overweight, felt sluggish and had steadily rising blood pressure. So, he did what many people try to do – he started exercising to try to “out train” a poor diet. He quickly learned through periods of weight cycling that if he was going to accomplish his fitness goals, it would have to be through a steady, healthy diet, complemented by hard work in the gym.
He started studying nutrition and got started cooking! In 2012 Kevin started a small blog to share his meals online in order to build a community around healthy food ideas.
The blog was called Fit Men Cook and it had a simple message and belief system – “Our bodies are built in the kitchen, Sculpted in the gym.”
Kevin firmly believes that healthier food options do not have to be boring. Ever. In fact, they are pretty tasty!
Fit (Wo)Men Cook is the “fit” story of all of us. It is taking your individual success stories and things (in nutrition & fitness) that have worked for you, and sharing those ideas with the masses so we can all grow, improve together. Just everyday people – no matter the fitness level or athletic ability – aiming to live the best life possible through fitness and healthy eating. Are you a Fit (Wo)Men Cook?
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