Lackluster lunches got you down? Try these 5 healthy, easy lunch ideas for weight loss

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Brenda Braslow
Brenda Braslow, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)

Bored with your lunches and looking for inspiration? Check out these five healthy and easy lunch menu ideas that fit into your weight-loss plan.

Healthy easy lunch ideas for weight loss

Healthy, easy lunch ideas for weight loss

Do you find plenty of inspiration for dinners but repeatedly eat the same lunches? Jazz up your lunch menu without sabotaging weight loss using these five healthy and easy lunch ideas, all under 400 calories per meal. These menus are part of the MyNetDiary Premium Fast and Easy Meal Collection.

  1. Mason Jar Chicken Salad and Crackers
    Make this tasty, easy-prep chicken salad ahead of time in a Mason jar. Asian-inspired flavors enhance the crunchy cabbage and crackers. This meal has only 319 calories, 35 grams of protein, 20 grams of carbohydrates, and 12 grams of fat.
  2. Greek Salad with Garbanzo Beans
    It doesn't get more Mediterranean than this! Here's a healthy vegetarian twist on a restaurant's classic, calorie-dripping Greek salad. Pack in a jar, and it's ready for a grab-and-go weekday lunch. It totals only 338 calories, 13 grams of protein, 34 grams of carbohydrates, and 18 grams of fat.
  3. Turkey and Lettuce Wrap with Apple and Peanut Butter
    When crunched for time, don't heat up the kitchen. Instead, enjoy this low-carb lettuce wrap that leaves room for a crispy apple with protein-boosting peanut butter. This lunch totals 322 calories, 13 grams of protein, 37 grams of carbohydrates, and 15 grams of fat.
  4. Cyprus Tuna Salad and Baby Carrots
    This is not your grandmother's tuna salad! Artichoke hearts, olives, and herbs give the tuna salad a Mediterranean flavor twist. Baby carrots add extra crunch, color, and vitamin A. This meal totals only 278 calories, 20 grams of protein, 17 grams of carbohydrate, and 158 grams of fat.
  5. Low-Carb Egg Burrito and Smoothie Bowl
    A great meal that's not just for breakfast. Prep and freeze these powerfully nutritious burritos for busy days. The vitamin-boosting smoothie bowl can turn into a to-go smoothie filled with more calcium than a glass of milk. This meal totals 395 calories, 29 grams of protein, 34 grams of carbohydrates, and 22 grams of fat.

It is so easy to customize these menus by substituting ingredients or exchanging or adding sides to your meal. These easy, healthy lunch ideas might inspire your own quick lunch ideas for weight loss. To learn more about the MyNetDiary Premium Recipe Collection, click here. For more information on copying and customizing a recipe, click here.

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May 23, 2022

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