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Nerdy Nibbles: Chicken, Veggie, & Cheese

I'm always looking for ways to combine my love for veggies with Chris's love for meat. We love stir fry, but one can only eat stir fry so much before going a little insane. I convinced Chris to tag along as we went to a small farmer's market near our house because my mom keeps talking about "all her tomatoes" that she "doesn't know what to do with" which makes me craaaaave tomatoes (which is unfortunate since she lives in Arizona)! We obviously picked up some tomatoes, but we also got some bell peppers, avocados, and squash...our hungry eyes were doing the shopping. I noticed the next morning that one of the avocados was about ripe, so I went about Pinteresting until an avocado recipe stood out. This is what I came up with, and if you have an abundance of tomatoes, I highly recommend it!!

Chicken, Veggies, & Cheese:

Ingredients:
- Chicken Breast
- Spices (onion powder, garlic, olive oil)
- Tomato
- Avocado
- Cheese

1) Cook chicken breasts in a skillet with olive oil, garlic, and onion powder. (could also add lemon juice, although we didn't and it still tasted great). Use generous spices since the avocado and tomato aren't insanely flavorful. 

2) Layer chicken breast, avocado, tomato and cheese (we used Muenster since that's what we had). 

3) Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. 



We also added some instant mashed potatoes and each had about 3/4 of a tomato sliced with some sugar (my favorite!). The chicken/veggie/cheese combo I used came out to about 350 calories when calculated with My Fitness Pal.

I'm so proud I actually cooked something that Chris and I both agreed tasted yummy (this is a huge accomplishment for me ;-)

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