2. BARBECUE CHICKEN AND AVOCADO QUESADILLAS
If you’re already an avocado fanatic, adding it to a quesadilla will make your meal that much more delicious. At just 271 calories per serving, this meal gives you a lot of bang for your buck come lunchtime. Plus, it only calls for five ingredients, so it’s super easy to make.
There is one ingredient to watch out for, however: barbecue sauce. It’s a sneaky source of added sugar and you’ll get almost two teaspoons in each serving, says Cassetty. While there are lots of factors involved in weight gain (and loss), sugar is not your friend. Compare labels to find a barbecue sauce with the least amount of added sugar and pair this dish with a salad to pack in even more fiber that will keep you full for hours, she says.
Makes 6 servings
- 1 large chicken breast, on the bone with skin
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, part-skim
- 6 (6-inch) whole-grain tortillas
This chocolate hazelnut avocado pudding is full of creamy goodness using whole ingredients: