Many participants tell me that they do well with eating a balanced breakfast, and dinner is pretty easy, but lunch is their downfall. Often, it’s lack of planning that can really throw you off.
Prepping lunches at the beginning of the week can really save time and hassle on busy weekday mornings. I like to make extra each night at dinner so that I have leftovers for lunch the next day.
Otherwise, here is a shopping list of items to have on hand for quick and easy lunches:
-precooked chicken or turkey breast
-canned tuna, chicken, shrimp, or salmon
-2-3 bags or organic greens (lettuce, kale, and spinach)
-fruit, avocado, pre-chopped veggie mix (things like carrots, onions, and cabbage)
-low-carb wraps-any variety of cheese (shredded or crumbled)
-full fat, vinaigrette salad dressing of your choice or flavored vintagers and oil.
Any of the above ingredients can easily be thrown into a bowl for a big salad or you can make a wrap out of them. Try this simple lettuce wrap for a low carb, tasty lunch option.
1/2 c cooked chopped skinless chicken breast
3 Tbsp chopped apple
2 Tbsp. chopped grapes
1 Tbsp. Natural Peanut butter
1 Tbsp. Chopped Walnuts
1 Tbsp Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp Honey (optional)
1. Chop apples and grapes in bite sized pieces
2. In a separate bowl mix yogurt, peanut butter, and honey until smooth
3. Add chicken and walnuts to yogurt mixture and mix until the chicken is coated.
4. Place 1/2 of chicken mixture on a leaf of romaine and roll up, add remaining chicken to a second leaf of lettuce.
1 serving = 2 Wraps
Calories: 315.03 | Total Fat: 14.83g | Carbohydrates: 16.01g | Protein: 29.35g | Cholesterol: 60.12mg | Fiber: 3.39g | Sugar: 9.97g