If you are in need of a quick protein fix and are on a low carb diet, paleo diet, or are currently cutting, you’ll love this easy recipe.
It’ll deliver a whopping 43g protein and is a great portable meal. This is another recipe my friend Jim Harte gave me. He runs a clean eating catering business in my local area. The facebook page is Clean & Lean Catering.
I’d highly recommend those of you cutting right now to make this and take it to work for your lunch. This way you can stay on target and be certain of your macros and calories.
Chicken Avocado Salad Recipe
- 160g / 5.5oz chicken breast
- ½ avocado (sliced)
- A handful of lettuce
- ¼ red onion (sliced)
- 5 cherry tomatoes
- 20g cucumber (sliced) (about 0.75 ounce)
- If chicken not already cooked, steam chicken and leave to cool.
- Place the salad ingredients into a bowl.
- Chop the chicken and place in bowl
- Plate up and serve. Add a pinch of salt if you like.
- Calories: 371
- Protein: 43g
- Fat: 19g
- Carbs: 7g
If you’re not cutting and want to add more fat? Try adding some olive oil, mayo, or nuts to the mix.
I can’t stress enough that you guys get enough protein every day. There’s no point in busting your ass in the gym and not giving your body what it needs to produce the growth you’ve stimulated. In the USA go for Optimum Nutrition Whey, and in Europe opt for Impact Whey from MyProtein or “Naked” Whey from The Protein Works (if you want an all-natural whey).
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Thanks for another great recipe Mark. I think I should start preparing food for work, because the canteen options aren’t great and I never know what the macros are.
Can you provide me some vegetarian diet.
What is your view on ‘too much protein’? I am 4 weeks into TSPA and maintaining the calorie requirements but am also a competitive cyclist. Hence need more calories and while I have massively ramped up the fat intake I find it hard to stay at the specified protein level. Ie the calculation for my weight is 170g per day but I regularly eat 220g or more. This is significantly less than I have eaten historically as I have cut back on protein shakes as snacks, replacing with shredded coconut and almonds to increase fat. Should I cut protein back further? This would mean reducing the amount of post workout protein or having no protein at lunch/evening meal. Really appreciate your recipes and help.
Can chicken be baked rather than steamed? I find steamed chicken bit tasteless.
This sounds wonderful.
Plus quick & easy.
@Arpit. Sorry buddy, I’m not a vegetarian.
@Gabriel. Any extra protein will just be converted to sugar. Go by what the TSPA calculator tells you. However, use the max carb allowance per day to help with your cycling.
@Michal. Yes, baking is fine.
@Anand @Evan. Thanks