Tummy-Trimming Avocado Lunch Recipes

Tummy-Trimming Avocado Lunch Recipes

Cardio and crunches aren’t the only way to slim down your middle. Eating monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs)| like the kind found in avocado| is proven to diminish belly fat. Here are 21 lunch ideas featuring the belly-fat-fighting powers of the avocado.

| Smashed Avocado Chickpea Salad

You’ll fall hard for those tender smashed chickpeas| the creamy avocado| and those crunchy salted sunflower seeds. Plus this “chicken”” salad is mayo-free| so aside from being vegan| it’s low in calories and saturated fat.

| Veggie and Hummus Sandwich

Prepare to build the best veggie sandwich ever. Hummus and avocado provide the fiber and protein you need to stay fueled| and layers of tasty veggies offer crunch| flavor| and important nutrients your body needs.

| Cucumber Avocado Caprese Salad

If your garden (or farmers market) is overflowing with fresh cucumbers| tomatoes| and basil| it’s salad-making time! Just add a few more key ingredients| and this fresh and flavorful recipe will be your new favorite Summer lunch.

| Avocado Chicken Salad

This avocado chicken salad is creamy| tangy| filling| and everything you love about a classic. Plus it’s packed with nearly 40 grams of protein and 33 percent of your daily recommended fiber.

| Avocado Toast

Go for a simple avocado toast preparation or use these creative avocado toast recipe ideas to inspire you.

| Black Bean| Corn| and Avocado Summer Salad

At under 300 calories| one serving of this summery salad offers almost 12 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein| so after enjoying one crunchy bite after another| you’ll feel full| satisfied| and energized.

| Baked Eggs in Avocado

Beyond the heart-healthy fatty acids and high protein count| this fiber-filled lunch will leave you feeling satisfied.

| Creamy Avocado Pasta Sauce

Sauce made from avocados gives your pasta a flavor reminiscent of those dairy-based options like alfredo. This recipe from Oh She Glows blends garlic| lemon| pepper| and olive oil to give your standard pasta lunch a kick!

| Cabbage-Avocado Slaw

Nix the mayo| and mix slaw with creamy avocado. Instead of making a dressing| just cube the avocado and toss together with cabbage and other vegetables| as well as a bit of lime juice| to get just the right creamy texture throughout this cabbage detox slaw.

| Sweet Potato Black Bean Veggie Burger

So robust in flavor| these hearty veggie burgers are made with the goodness of sweet potatoes| black beans| millet| and corn. And the creamy avocado sauce on top is like a beautiful ribbon tied around your birthday present u2014 it adds the perfect touch.

| Red Quinoa and Avocado Salad

This quinoa and avocado salad‘s got a little bit of everything| from dried fruits to nuts (not to mention the nutty flavor of red quinoa) for a colorful and nutritionally complex quinoa salad!

| Kamut Udon Noodles With Kale and Avocado Oil

This recipe for kamut udon noodles with kale and avocado oil is a simple medley of noodles| sautu00e9ed vegetables| fresh lime juice| avocado oil| and tamari.

| Summer-Salad-Stuffed Avocado

Offering 60 percent of your recommended fiber for the day| this antioxidant-rich rainbow salad aids in digestion and may even diminish belly fat.

| Watermelon Salad

Make this juicy| summery salad that includes diced watermelon| sweet red onion| lime juice| avocado| and fresh cilantro.

| Avocado Potato Salad

Skip the traditional mayo-based potato salad and enjoy cubed red bliss potatoes coated in a dressing made with avocado| lemon| and olive oil. Get the full recipe here.

| Falafel With Avocado Spread

Cook up some falafel patties and garnish with a spread made with avocado| sour cream| and fresh lime juice.

| Open-Face Avocado and Goat Cheese Sandwich

Mash avocado with a little goat cheese| spread it on wheat bread| and top with slices of tomato and cucumber.

| Avocado Wasabi Chickpea Salad

Top a salad with chickpeas and a dressing made with avocado| lemon juice| soy sauce| and wasabi powder.

| Israeli Couscous With Avocado

Whip up some Israeli couscous flavored with veggie broth| black olives| and chunks of avocado.

| Pesto Pasta

Make up a plate of rotini pasta and pesto sauce| tossed with red peppers| carrots| and sweet onions and topped with slices of avocado.

| Lentil Veggie Soup With Avocado

Whip up some homemade spicy lentil vegetable soup and top your bowl with slices of creamy avocado.