Lunches should be light, but colorful and have enough calories to keep you full until dinner time - or at least a snack! In case I haven't said it enough, include protein and healthy fats to power you through your afternoon! Good options are: big salad grilled chicken sliced avocado vinaigrette1 slice whole grain bread tuna salad (made with light mayo) carrots and celery stickschicken burger cucumber salad whole grain crackers like ...
<p>If you are hungry throughout the day, supplement your meals with some small, but satisfying snacks. Good options: </p><ul><li>1 serving greek yogurt drizzle of honey fresh fruit </li><li>1 serving almonds </li><li>1 cheese stick 1 serving whole grain crackers</li><li>1 apple 1 Tbsp nut butter</li><li>1 protein/granola bar under 200 calories </li><li>smoothie with 1 serving protein powder almond milk 1/2 cup frozen berries handful of spinach if desired </li></ul>
<p>As much as you think you may want to try to skip breakfast when trying to lose weight, it always backfires so starting your day on the right foot is important. Good options: </p><ul><li>hard boiled egg green juice 1 serving almonds</li><li>protein pancakes (I love flapjacked brand) or you can make your own</li><li>1 serving oats greek yogurt fresh berries </li><li>1 slice sprouted bread 2 scrambled eggs</li></ul><p>
<p>Dinner will again feature lean protein and lots of vegetables. Salmon is ideal since it is full of omega-3 fatty acids and so satisfying but any protein will work. (Including some carbs like sweet potato or squash are a good way to satisfy sweet cravings too!) Good options: </p><ul><li>4-6 oz chicken breast or thigh sauteed green beans 1 cup sweet potato fries</li><li>4-6 oz salmon filet roasted asparagus 3/4 cup cubed squash</li><li>4-6 oz seared tofu or tempeh kale salad ...
<p>Chipotle is a restaurant where no matter what "diet" you're following, you can probably make a meal out of their options. This salad is perfect for those on the paleo diet. Choose fajita vegetables, steak, guacamole and tomato salsa. </p><p>Nutrition: 410 calories, 23 g fat, 35 g protein, 20 g fiber. </p>
This is the easy lunch I make myself ALL THE TIME in the summer: no mayo throw-together tuna salad. Nightshade-free options shown, too! Paleo, Whole30, AIP friendly.
<p>Every meal needs protein to keep us full and satisfied and the super bowl is no exception. (You can only eat so many chips!) Chicken drumsticks are my favorite because they taste like wings but have more protein. Other good options are turkey burgers, chicken satay, sliders made with lean ground beef or shrimp cocktail. </p>