A Foodie’s “Diet”: 5 Power Packed Lunch Options

Last week I had posted a breakfast menu for foodies that will help you eat healthier and stay on track when trying to lose weight. Here are some options for lunch that are healthy, hearty and full of great ingredients.

I try to eat a salad for lunch everyday. It’s the only time that I can get my daily veggie servings in without compromise. You will see mainly salad options on the lunch menu but obviously you can substitute for other options as well. The key is to be prepared and plan ahead.

5 Lunch Options

Berry Salad with Grilled Chicken: organic baby spinach and mixed greens salad mix, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, toasted walnuts, shredded grilled chicken topped with a homemade raspberry vinegarette.

Tuna Salad: 1 can of tuna, chopped white onion, peas, capers (optional) salt & pepper to taste, squeeze of lemon. Mix all together in a bowl and let sit overnight so the flavors can meld. Add to mixed greens and top with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Toasted Spicy Garbanzo Beans over Brown Rice: In a skillet heat olive oil. Add yellow onion and jalepeno. Add garbanzo beans and saute until they begin to brown. Add to brown rice and top with soy sauce (optional).

Peach and Walnut Salad: Mixed greens and Spinach as the base, Grilled or raw peaches sliced on top, toasted walnuts, chopped jicima and topped with a homemade peach vinaigrette.

Sweet Red Pepper Tomato Sauce over Pasta: Whole Wheat noodles (recommended Trader Joes organic), Saute yellow onions, red peppers and mushrooms in a pan. Add 8-9 large ripe juicy red tomatoes roughly chopped. Squeeze some over the pan for juice. Bring to a boil and let cook for 20 minutes stirring often.Add mixture to a food processor and blend to make a puree. Serve over noodles and top with fresh basil.

***Should you want additional ideas or need specifics on any of the above, please feel free to email me at sugarlipslifestyletips@gmail.com


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