Healthy Grilled Chicken Avocado Wrap with spinach makes a quick easy chicken recipe that is healthy, nutritious and delicious; especially when time is short and preparing a big meal is not an option. A great low-carb, high-protein recipe for weigh loss.
New Year, new resolutions. And the most famous one: losing weight. I know, December was a hell of a month, too much shopping, eating and drinking. So a healthier January may sound like a good plan. Although in reality statistics show that the eating healthily doesn’t really last that long around this time of the year. Oh well, at least we try.
How to make a chicken and avocado wrap?
But you know what, quick healthy recipes can be truly delicious and super easy to make. Take this wrap, it has got the healthiest stuff you can ask for:
- avocados, known for the countless health benefits
- spinach, a super leaf loaded with vitamins and minerals
- chicken, an easy and light meat that can safely be consumed if you are on a diet.
Chicken can be replaced with any lean meat, like turkey. I have tried it in this Healthy leftover turkey wraps with cranberry sauce and it was really delicious. Same goes for leftover beef, lamb or pulled pork.
How to keep the avocados from browning?
Avocados, as healthy and delicious as they are, tend to brown very quickly. So, in order to keep them fresh for longer, here is a trick. Once you peel and cut the avocados, squeeze some lemon juice over the cut slices, that will prevent them from browning. Be generous with the amount of lemon juice, they will taste even better.
Trust me on this, l tried it myself and it works. Now, since the wrap is so tasty, l expect it to be eaten in two shakes of a lamb’s tail, but just in case, l guess it’s good to know.
How many calories are in a chicken avocado wrap?
Only 342! And trust me, this wrap will keep you fuller for quite a long time, so you won’t feel like snacking shortly after you had your meal. And it’s the perfect meal on the go, great as a working lunch, picnic food, or just a light dinner.
Plus, if you’d rather not have carbs at all, you can replace the tortilla wrap with lettuce, so then you end up with a chicken avocado lettuce wrap. Pretty cool, isn’t it?
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Healthy Grilled Chicken, Avocado Wrap with spinach and wholemeal tortilla wraps, a healthy and nutritious meal that tastes great and is super easy to make. Low carb, high protein, low in calories.
- 1 chicken breast
- 1 avocado
- 1 cup fresh baby spinach
- 3 tbsp sour cream
- 3 tbsp grated Cheddar cheese
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp granulated garlic
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- 3 tortilla wraps
To cook the chicken, cut the chicken breasts into strips, add them to a bag together with the salt, pepper, paprika, granulated garlic and oil.
Give the bag a good shake so that the chicken can be well coated.
Heat up a grill pan, add the chicken and cook on both sides until done, about 3 minutes on each side.
Peel and slice the avocado, then squeeze the lemon juice over.
Transfer the chicken to a plate, warm up the tortilla wraps for a few seconds on each side, so the folding can be done easier.
Spread the sour cream on one side of the wrap, sprinkle the grated cheese over, then add the chicken, spinach and avocado.
Wrap tightly and serve immediately.