Lunch is, for many Americans, the least healthy meal of the day. Shrinking lunch breaks and fast food restaurants on every corner make it too easy to eat bad food in the middle of the workday. Packing your own lunch is much healthier, but it can be time-consuming and inconvenient. Here are some ideas for high-quality lunches to bring from home.
Salads are an excellent way to keep lunch healthy. Accent them with grilled or baked chicken and make sure to add some extras for texture and flavor. Some excellent low-calorie ways to make salads sing include roasted nuts and olives.
Pasta is a filling, inexpensive thing to pack for meals, but there’s a few tricks you can do with it to make it even better. Add a can of beans for protein, fiber and calories to keep you full until dinner.
Making wraps out of low-calorie tortillas and sliced vegetables is a great alternative to a fatty sandwich. Use hummus to give it a little flavor and texture.
Egg salad is a healthy way to get protein and fat into your diet. Accompany it with tart watercress, peppery arugula and a variety of sliced vegetables.
Tuna is one of the best fish to eat for a diet, as it’s packed with protein and essential fatty acids. Eat it in a wrap or as a salad.