FIT RECIPE : Chicken & Guacamole Pita Pockets

One of the most difficult challenges in any diet, whatever the goal, is to make it stick.

That’s why I always try to incorporate at least one meal a day that feels like a cheat meal.

Making it fun, and enjoyable while keeping the macros under control is the key for long lasting results and avoid binge eating.

So here’s one of my favourite meals, sometimes accompanied by a zero soda to give it that extra “cheat” touch.

It’s cheap, easy to do, satiating, and tasty. It’s full of protein to help your muscles recover from training and grow (or avoid losing muscle mass during cutting), with complex carbohydrates to give you energy and healthy fats to keep your hormone machine well lubricated and running.

Enjoy!

Nutritional info (approx.)

600 kcal 🔥

Protein: 45gr 💪🏻

Carbohydrates: 45gr 🔋

Fat: 20gr ⚙️

Ingredients

  • 100gr of chicken 🍗
  • 100gr of fat-free greek yogurt 🇬🇷
  • 1/2 medium avocado 🥑
  • 4 pita pockets 🥙
  • 1/2 onion 🧅
  • 1 or 2 garlic cloves 🧄
  • Olive oil 🫒
  • Tabasco 🔥
  • Salt 🧂
  • Lemon/lime juice 🍋

Preparation

Cook the chicken. I usually like to boil the full breasts, as I find them easier to shred afterwards.

Chop the onion and the garlic and fry them on olive oil. If you prefer to fry the chicken you can cook them together; that will give the meat and extra tasty touch.

While the meat is cooking, we’re going to prepare the guacamole.

Cut the avocado in half and, using a spoon, empty it into a small bowl.

Smash it with a fork, add the yogurt and squeeze half a lemon/lime.

Add the salt, tabasco and a touch of olive oil. How much is up to your taste really.

Once the chicken is done, shred it with a couple of forks. You can dice it too if you prefer. It’s more convenient, but I prefer the texture of the shredded meat.

Add the chicken, the onion and the garlic to the guacamole.

Mix everything well and fill the pita pockets with a spoon. I like to put them into the toaster before.

And done!

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