Tuesday, December 13, 2016

10 Delicious Healthy lunch Ideas Quick & Easy Low Calorie lunches

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10 Nutritious Healthy Lunch Ideas
Finding great ideas for a healthy lunch is not a complicated process.  Planning ahead can make meal preparation a breeze using a few simple healthy ingredients pulled right from your pantry and refrigerator to make an easy healthy lunch

Stocking your food supplies in advance can save you time, effort and money by purchasing fresh foods on sale.  Fill your freezer with frozen vegetables, lean proteins, meats, poultry, and fish for a quick fix meal.  

Using your refrigerator wisely by stocking it with fresh produce, eggs, milk, nondairy milk, eggs, protein, meats.  Have cut vegetables on hand for easy snacking accompanied with a low fat dip for extra flavor.  

Keep meal preparation down to a minimum by haveing all of your food neatly organized and ready for any meal. Follow the guide below for great low-fat healthy lunch ideas for weight loss.

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Stocking The Pantry For Weight Loss Success 
If you are trying to lose weight by eating healthy meals, stocking the pantry with the essentials is a great way to begin.  

A pantry can be a small closet or a cabinet that can be easily accessed from the kitchen.  Stock up on healthy can goods, spices, root vegetables, healthy oils, and other ingredients to make healthy meals in a snap. Fully stocking your pantry with all the basics will enable you to make an easy healthy lunch and dinners all week long.

Grab and go foods that take very little time to prepare will make your life so much easier just by planning in advance. Fill your pantry with nonperishable healthy items for quick fix meals.

Pantry Tips & Necessities

  • Can Goods, Fish, Beans, Sauce, Vegetables
  • Canned soups (low sodium) 
  • Healthy Oils
  • Sugar-free dark Chocolate
  • Almond Flour
  • Sugar Substitute 
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Fresh Bottled Filtered Water 
  • Nuts, Almonds, Walnuts, Peanuts, Nuts of Choice
  • Seeds, Flax, Pumpkin, Sesame, Sunflower
  • Rice, Grains, Quinoa
  • Whole Wheat Pasta
  • Verity of Spices, Salt, Pepper
  • Oats
Make any meal in minutes just by having all the ingredients on hand and in one well-organized place.  Follow the recipes for healthy lunch ideas that are satisfying and delicious.
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 Lemon- Garlic Shrimp & Vegetables
A Very easy dish to prepare.  A healthy twist on shrimp scampi leaving out the butter.  Loaded up with asparagus and red peppers for an easy lunch or dinner entree. Read more.... 

Salmon With Sauteed Tomatoes
Fresh or frozen fish can be cooked in as little as twenty minutes.  Adding a simple tomato sauce will make this dish a family favorite healthy lunch or dinner recipe  
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Turkey and Peta Bread With Hummus 
Make this healthy lunch in just a few minutes.  Packed full of  high protein that will boost your energy throughout the day. Perfect for a lunch box meal.  Read more....

Taco Rice Salad
Flavor this one dish meal with convenience products with preseasoned yellow rice and Picante sauce for a taco and rice dish kids and adults will love.  Read more...

Tuscan-Style Tuna Salad
Easy to make no fuss, big taste meal only takes minutes to prepare and is perfect for dinner or healthy lunch. 

You can make this recipe in advance and store it in the refrigerator tightly wrapped for days.  Use the filling in wraps with vegetables of your choice or in a sandwich with low-calorie bread fo a nutritious meal. Read More...

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Quinoa & Smoked Tofu Salad 
Take the tangy fresh flavors of smoked tofu and combine with the nutty taste of quinoa topped on a bed of fresh salad green for lite lunch or dinner. 

Quinoa is packed with protein and all essential amino acids making this ingredient a super food. Buy quinoa as a dried grain and store it in your pantry to have on hand for quick fix meals.
Read more for the full recipe.

Salad Salmon Sandwich on Pumpkinickle Bread
Salmon is the perfect fish to use in many recipes. Packed with protein and essential omega 3 fatty acids makes this a very nutritious meal.  Use fresh or canned salmon for this delicious recipe. 
Read more for the full recipe. 

Miditeranian Tuna & Spinach Salad  
Use canned tuna for this quick fix meal.  This tuna salad recipe can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator in a food safe storage container for a few days. Add the tuna salad on top of a bed of fresh garden green salad mix for a refreshing low-calorie salad.  Read more for the full healthy lunch recipe.

Tuna Melt
Tuna melts are delicious and satisfying dinner or lunch.  Preheat your oven broiler.  Place the cooking rack 5 inches away from the broiler.

Simply spread the tuna salad on a slice of low-calorie wheat bread.  Top with one slice of low-calorie cheese or soy cheese.  Place the bread and tuna on a cooking sheet.  

Place the cooking sheet under the broiler for 5 minutes.  Cooking time may vary depending on your oven.  Carefully watch the cooking process to prevent over cooking. 

The tuna melt should be heated through when the cheese starts to bubble or when the tuna starts to brown.  Serve hot with a cup of your favorite soup for  low-calorie lunch or dinner. 

One can of tuna can be made into several different meals like tuna salad, tuna melt, rice and tuna, tuna casserole and much more. 

4 Star Hawaiian Veggie Burger with Avocado
Avocado is a great swap for mayonnaise and is a great source of monounsaturated fats ( good fats) that actually help you lose weight. This delicious and healthy veggie burger recipe is only 380 calories making this healthy lunch sandwich recipe a top pick.

Ingredients
1 whole wheat low calorie bun
1 veggie burger patty
1/4 avocado mashed
1 round of canned pineapple
1 tablespoon of BBQ sauce
1/2 cup of alfalfa sprouts

Directions
Cook the veggie burger according to the cooking directions on the package.  
Assemble the veggie burger sandwich.  Enjoy!

Avoid These Dieting Mistakes
If you want to stay on a diet and make healthy food choices avoid coming home to an empty refrigerator.  You will find yourself hungry and want to order out for a fast delivered meal packed full of unhealthy fats and carbs for a quick meal solution.  Avoid the traps of poor planning and diet choices by filling stocking up you food supply for a successful diet plan 

Tips For Dieting Success Stock Up on Essentials

  • Plan meals in advance
  • Stock up the pantry of essential food items
  • Stock the freezer with lean proteins, vegetables
  • Stock the refrigerator with fresh vegetables, fruits, milk, soy milk, protein
  • Plan for one month in advance.
Make a healthy lunch by having all the right ingredients in one place will make cooking a snap.  Try to have one month of food supplies on hand in advance.  Stocking up on essentials will make dieting a breeze and easy to follow a good nutritious plan.

Making a low-calorie lunch can be an easy process if you plan ahead by stocking your pantry, freezer, and refrigerator with the essentials you need to make a quick fix meal anytime.  

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Cheers!
Patricia Lynn





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