Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Healthy Home Revolution: Lunches and Snacks

So earlier this week I posted some ideas for breakfast and your mid-morning snack. Now I want to give you a few ideas for lunch and/or your mid-afternoon snack, (besides leftovers from dinner last night). Each is around 300 calories, so you may need to add more to it.

I have always hated lunch meat. I think it's slimy and gross - sorry if that offends any of you. I've always gravitated to tuna or egg salad, but let's face it, that stuff is loaded with mayo. Whole Foods deli has saved me! They make an in house Turkey and Roast Beef and its literally just a fresh turkey breast or slab of beef roasted in the oven & sliced to order. Perfect! Wish I had the time, energy or desire to do my own at home, but I don't, so this will do for now.

We all know salads are awesome. But salads can be boring after a while so here are a few of my favorite "sandwiches". Again, each sandwich is about 300 calories so you may need to eat something else on the side or add more protein to it. I usually eat mine with a side salad, veggies, and/or fruit. They are super healthy, really yummy, and don't leave me feeling like I'm missing out on anything. And they are beautifully photographed below ;)

Happy Cooking!

- chicken ranch avocado wrap: 1 whole wheat high fiber wrap (I like Maria & Ricardo's fajita size fiber rich wheat tortillas, packing only 45 cal per wrap with a whopping 7 g of fiber!), 4 oz sliced or shredded chicken or turkey, 1/8 of an avocado, as many sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, and mixed greens as you want, plus 2 T special ranch sauce (mix 1cup of 2% Greek yogurt with 1 1/2 T hidden valley ranch seasoning and you can say best low fat ranch ever!!!). See the picture below, including the cast of characters. :)

- roast beef sandwich: 2 slices of whole grain bread, 4 oz lean roast beef, 1 slice reduced fat cheese (any kind), 1 T dijon mustard, sliced tomato and lettuce to taste. It's pictured with lots of kale sautéed with garlic.

- bagel and lox: 1 mini whole wheat bagel or 1 slice of whole grain bread (as pictured below), 1 T reduced fat cream cheese, 2 oz smoked salmon, 1 tsp capers, and sliced tomato, cucumber, and onion to taste. It's pictured with sautéed kale, snap peas with ranch, and cantaloupe

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