Lunchtime can be challenging. Many people skip breakfast and that can cause terrible cravings that lead to bad choices. There is also the added hassle of making a portable lunch at home that you can eat at work. If you plan ahead, you can avoid the temptation of office goodies and nearby restaurants. The goal is to find a lunchtime meal that is healthy, balanced and one that works with the daily goals you’ve created for for weight loss (calorie counts, carb counts, etc).
Here are 15 tasty recipes that you can work into your clean eating meal plan. They are also low in carbs.
Thai Lettuce Wraps
Switching from sandwiches with bread to lettuce wraps is a quick way to drop carbs. These wraps are not only simple to make, but they are full of flavor. Replace the chile paste listed in the recipe with a different type to make it more budget friendly. (via Oxmoor House)
Cocoa Roast Beef & Garlicky Green Beans with Crispy Shallots
Make this recipe for dinner and save the leftovers for a great lunch. (via Clean Eating Magazine)
Tabbouleh with Chicken and Red Pepper
Bulgur is a tasty, nutritious substitute for brown rice that will leave you feeling full. Save money buy using leftover chicken breast or rotisserie chicken. (via Cooking Light)