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Rotisserie Chicken Wrap with Avocado Spread

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Mindy, one of my best friends, and I had this plan to go to Highbanks Park on Sunday to hike, play, and picnic with Cohen, her 2 1/2 year old son, …but the weather had something else to say about that. (silly rain and lightning) So we brought the picnic inside!!

The goal was to gather healthy food that was easy to pack and eat. This also happens to be easy to to prepare! I had a sugar craving and  decided to make a BANANA PUDDING DESSERT! (yeaaaa buddy!)

I honestly forgot to take some final pictures of some of the food for this blog; we were so hungry we started eating things before we got pictures! We also forgot to cut up the tomato to put it in the wrap…we were delusional with hunger haha It was SO good!


Rotisserie Chicken Wrap with Avocado Spread

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes



Flatout Multigrain with flax wraps

1 rotisserie chicken


1 chopped tomato

Avocado Spread

2 avocados

1/2 tbl black pepper

Fresh lemon juice from 1/2  a lemon

Grapes and Strawberries!


1. You can buy a full rotisserie chicken at Kroger (or whatever grocery store you go to). I typically try to shred it while it’s still warm. It makes it a lot easier because it doesn’t take much effort to pull the meat away from the bones. But make sure it’s not too hot to start. I typically take big chunks off and put them in a bowl then shred them into a smaller size afterwards. Sometimes I get two of these suckers, shred them both, and then I can quickly add shredded chicken to scrambled eggs, stir fry etc. for the next few days.

2. Add the 2 avocados, black pepper, and lemon juice into a bowl. I used my Kitchenaid Speed Hander Blender which I LOVE!  (Thank you Aunt Nancy!) But use what you have on hand to mash up all the ingredients into a spread like consistency. If you want the spread to be thinner, add some  extra virgin olive oil.

3. Assemble the wrap!







Banana Pudding Dessert

Prep Time: 5-7 minutes

Fridge time: 20-30 minutes


2 ripe bananas, sliced

2 packages of instant vanilla pudding

1 container of cool whip


Graham Crackers


9X9 glass pan


1. Set the frozen cool whip out to thaw for about an hour before or leave it in the fridge overnight.

2.Make pudding according to box, I used a little less milk than directed because I wanted the pudding a little more firm.

3. Layer the pudding, bananas, and dashes of cinnamon. I only added 2 small layers of cinnamon and it’s the BEST addition I’ve ever made to this dessert before. It adds a lot of flavor and makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

4. Add cool whip on top and set in fridge.

5. Before serving, I crumble some graham crackers on top. Then serve! I use the graham crackers as little dipping tools for the dessert.

I substituted graham crackers for the typical vanilla wafers. They didn’t have as much fat or sugar and taste just as good. The plan for this dessert if we were actually going to go out for a picnic, was to layer the dessert into mason jars that could be easily packed.



Picture of the dessert with whip cream and the delicate crumbled graham crackers on top is missing here because we ate it so fast! We had no self control at this point.



Erica, what are we supposed to be doing?


Oh yea…

Mindy and I also forgot to take a picture together, so I just told her we will have to do another meal or workout together! So stay tuned for that 🙂

Hope you enjoyed these quick and easy recipes!


Author: Erica Van Treese

I live an exciting, adventurous life with my husband Ben (he can take credit for the adventurous part). We live in little ol' Columbus and we just love this city! I'm an organizer with OCD (self-diagnosed). My husband turned me into a crazy water ski competitor and taught me how to jump off a 5 foot ramp going 32mph to see how far I can go, and sometimes I don't land the way I should (The whole ski community is a little coo coo, but I love them). I love pizza, and when I proclaim my love for pizza all my friends go "We know". My favorite thing is when my family and friends gather for a meal, and there is banter and wine. I love art and looking at beautiful things and I believe every item of decor in a home should have a meaning and a story behind it. I love food and exercising, but just like any other person there are days I really don't feel like going to the gym or I just rather throw in a pizza in the oven for dinner (and sometimes I do). This blog is a reflection of my love for being happy and my journey on eating right and exercising to achieve a higher level of happiness.

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