Thursday, July 12, 2012

Buffalo Chicken and Guacamole Lettuce Cups

This was a last minute lunch idea I came up with when me, my sister Michelle, and her friend Sabrina were scavenging the kitchen looking for food.  Michelle and I have been keeping up with our 3 days a week hot yoga schedule, Sabrina joined us in our little experiment too, and today was a yoga day.

We did our 90 minute hot yoga at 9:30 in the morning.  When we came back, we all jumped in our pool still wearing our clothes we were so hot!
Whenever I take that yoga class, my metabolism is raised for the entire day.  I keep my meals and snacks healthy - not to undo everything I worked for during those torturous 90 minutes!  Although it would have been a lot easier to pull out something calorious and satisfying from my parents fridge, I decided to quickly make something healthy instead.  Something Michelle calls heaven on lettuce!

The amount I made satisfied the three of us, with some leftovers (probably enough for a 4th person).



Buffalo Chicken:
2 cans of Chicken Breast (I used the Costco Kirkland brand)
Franks Red Hot Buffalo Wings Sauce 

2 ripe avocados
2 tomatos
1 small onion
1/2 can corn kernels

1 Head of Lettuce - broken into sections to make cups for the chicken and guacamole

For the Buffalo Chicken:

Drain the canned chicken

Separate it with a fork and add in the buffalo sauce, mixing it well

I added about 3 tablespoons

For the guacamole:

Cut open the avocados and scoop it out with a spoon.
Add salt and pepper to taste and mush it with a wooden spoon.

Add the chopped onion and mush it in.

Add the corn and diced tomatoes, mix it well.

Taste it and add more salt/ pepper if needed.  You can also add a splash of lime juice to prevent the avocado from turning brown as quickly.

Lettuce Cups:

Wish we had more lettuce in the house :/

Assemble the lettuce cup by filling it with the chicken and guacamole.

And enjoy!
(Repeat until you're satisfied)

I'll put this on a whole wheat wrap when I make it for my husband.  In his own words, he likes his food "manly!"

What is the first thing you reach for when you're starving but trying to eat healthy at the same time?