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.