Blueberry Avocado Salsa

One of the fastest ways to ensure that you don’t make progress in your eating or the gym is to over complicate your diet and meal planning. Don’t worry about the fancy stuff like carb cycling, meal timing, or complicated plans and recipes unless you consistently nail the simple basics. Eat the right amount of calories for your goals. Eat mostly whole foods and hit your macro goals.

Consistently. Not when you have time or it’s convenient. Life isn’t convenient so don’t wait for something that won’t happen. When you nail the basics day after day, keep doing them until they don’t work and then look into experimenting. You will probably find you never even need to play around with fancy stuff because the basics work so well. You’ll just find that you have lots of free time to do other stuff. 🙂

Even though I’ve well mastered the basics at this point, I still work to keep things in the kitchen as simple as I can to save time and effort. I grill a bunch of chicken at once and make things that you can use in different ways. The other night The Kid and I went to the movies and I wanted to throw together dinner quickly when we got home afterwards.

I looked at what I had and decided to make a quick berry salsa to throw over grilled chicken breasts. The salsa was unique since it’s a fruit salsa. This kind of thing keeps meals fun as well as tasting good. Play with colors, textures, flavors and meals won’t seem quite as boring.

Blueberry Avocado Salsa Blueberry Avocado Salsa

  • 1 ripe (not mushy!) avocado (about 112g), seeded and cubed
  • 1/2 tomato (60g), seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup (50g) blueberries
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Dice or chop the veggies into small pieces. It doesn’t have to be exact so just go with the size that you prefer. Mine were about 1/4 chunks or so, slightly smaller than a blueberry. 😉 Mix everything in a bowl and toss with the lime juice. Salt and pepper if desired.

Makes 4 servings at approximately 68 calories each – 1g protein, 7g carbs, and 4g fat.

Salsas like this can be used on chicken, burgers, in salads, in tacos, wraps. You could even go with the traditional method of dipping chips. I had leftovers the next day in a soft chicken taco. You don’t have to be stuck eating leftovers in the same form. Using them in different ways doesn’t take a lot of effort and it’s like eating a completely different meal.

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