A new kind of fast food… replace your McDonald’s cheeseburger and french fries with this feel good food. Prep time will take you as long as it does to inch along the drive-through and the costs are comparable too! Using seasonal ingredients, this meal screams balance and nutrition for your diet.
For years in college I worked as a cocktail waitress. While expressing my charm to clientele so as to finance my schooling, I’d nervously chomp french fries doused with msg and choke down a fried chicken finger or two. By the end of the evening, I’d be tired and fully aware of the necessity to eat something healthy. The restaurant/grille I worked for had an item on the menu that I still re-create time and time again with basic ingredients in the refrigerator. I do realize that avocado may not be deemed ‘basic’ to most; however, I do believe everyone should replicate the California kitchen with this one. AVOCADO TASTES GOOD ON EVERYTHING! Below I have listed the magical sandwich keeping your frame in bathing suit form for the season. Check out my replacement list from a typical fast food burger… its a goodie!
Feel Good Sandwich & Asparagus vs Fast Food Burger meal- serves 2
- 1 chicken breast pounded thin and cut in half vs 2 patties of miscellaneous fatty ground beef
- fresh slices of Gouda vs ultra-processed American slices
- 1 fresh organic tomato from US vs artificially colored, flavor-less tomato lookalike
- Fresh basil leaves from your garden vs nutrient deprived iceberg lettuce full of pesticides
- 1/2 red onion sliced thin vs minced white onion sautéed in grease.
- 1 avocado sliced thin vs preservative packed rubbery bacon
- red wine vinegar vs fatty processed mayo
- multi grain bagel or roll vs empty calorie white bun
- asparagus spears vs thawed, pre-packaged french fries soaked in oil.
In a small sauté pan, heat with oil on hand (preferably EVOO) to medium. After pounding chicken breast thin, toss in the pan and cook for about 7 minutes on each side with lid on. Meanwhile, slice ingredients that you will be dressing up the sandwich with and toast bun if preferred. Let chicken stand for a minute or two after taking out of pan. Toss in the asparagus spears and some salt in the pan and increase heat to medium high. Toss vegetable around for 3-5 minutes until easily poked with fork. Serve. Don’t be afraid to finish the meal with a cup of coconut milk ice cream, you deserve it!