Sad but true. We gain more weight in the summer than winter months, which goes against popular thinking. We believe we’re eating all kinds of fatty comfort foods when it’s cold out. But many folks are trying to get in shape for summer—only to then blow it on all the barbecues, creamy salads, chips, desserts, and all the fun picnic foods that will turn you into a Fourth of July float.
We got your back. And so does The Healthy Mommy. Cuz we all know mommy ain’t got no time to mess with no mess.
Try this recipe at your holiday cookout. Hey, you might be able to sneak in an extra cocktail with the calories you saved. Win!
Lemon Pepper Chicken and Avocado Burger
1 tsp lemon zest
3oz chicken breast fillets
cooking oil spray
1 whole wheat roll
1/8 medium avocado
1/2 cup mixed lettuce leaves
Sprinkle the chicken with lemon zest and a generous amount of pepper on each side.
Lightly spray a frying pan with cooking oil spray over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes each side or until cooked through.
Slice the bun in half and spread one half per serve with avocado. Top with the cooked chicken, lettuce and remaining half of the bun to serve.
If you want to turn any of these vegetarian or vegan just swap out the meat for tofu or your favorite meat alternative and take out any cheese!