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Packing a delicious lunch

Packing a delicious lunch

I've spent the afternoon searching for simple but healthy lunches. I hope you agree, this collection of recipes includes many interesting and tempting choices, and should help me meet my nutrition goals.

(41 Recipes) Created by BLAZING_SPIRIT

Recipes in this Collection

Very Good 4.5/5
(4 ratings)

"chicken" salad made with chickpeas!

Submitted by SOFTTHINGS

Carbs: 17g | Fat: 5.4g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 3.7g | Calories: 134.3
Very Good 4.5/5
(4 ratings)

Take one serving to work every day for a week - keeps well in the fridge till Friday!

Submitted by WOTSHEWROTE

Carbs: 81.4g | Fat: 8.8g | Fiber: 10.4g | Protein: 14.4g | Calories: 436.1
Very Good 4.7/5
(6 ratings)

if you like spicy peanut buttery asian food, you'll like this sandwich.

note: i use LIGHT firm tofu in place of regular firm tofu because it's significantly lower in fat and calories without being lower in protein. it doesn't really taste any different.

Submitted by RABBIT-FOOD

Carbs: 33.1g | Fat: 11.7g | Fiber: 6.9g | Protein: 21g | Calories: 299.9
Very Good 4.8/5
(9 ratings)

Got this from pg 256 of Vegan Living (complete idiot's guide to) book. But, like any good salad you can make this one your own by tweeking the recipe. All appropriate credit to them but I wanted to add it here for anyone else eating vegan. I hope that's ok. Great for picnics or other occassions where you might normally have egg salad. My first shared recipe. Enjoy.

Submitted by VEGANMIKE

Carbs: 26.2g | Fat: 13.3g | Fiber: 2.4g | Protein: 24.1g | Calories: 292.4
This recipe has been marked private.
Very Good 4.4/5
(32 ratings)

Even my hubby loves this recipe. I try to keep it on hand for quick lunches and easy dinners. It's great on toasted bread with soy cheese and a big tomato slice.

Submitted by BREAFAWN

Carbs: 19.7g | Fat: 7.5g | Fiber: 2.8g | Protein: 3g | Calories: 161.3
Hawaiian Pizza: 'SparkRecipes Un-Chained' Contest Finalist
Very Good 4.4/5
(77 ratings)

Pizza is one of my favorite foods, and the sweet sauce at Papa John's is my all-time favorite. My viewpoint is, if you're going to make it at home, don't make it "just as good," make it better! So I'm remaking a medium Papa John's pie with pineapple, onion and bacon(BACON!!!). Fresh homemade sauce and premium ingredients make this recipe more than worth the calories, and still trimmer than the fast food original!

Submitted by KRAMTHEGRAM

Carbs: 31.1g | Fat: 5.5g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 8.3g | Calories: 200.3
Quesadilla Explosion Salad: SparkRecipes Un-Chained Recipe Contest Finalist
Very Good 4.2/5
(46 ratings)

Oh, Quesadilla Explosion Salad! How I love you!
I have eaten plenty of these at Chili's and was "Oh so surprised!" to see it listed as #2 on the 10 worst restaurant salads! Number T-O-O! Too much fat, Too many calories, Too many points!

It's a salad! How can it be so bad for you?

Something had to be done! This is my response. I have also created recipes for the various ingredients used in this salad. They are named as they appear in the list of ingredients. Feel free to use them or your own. Beware the nutrition data of this salad will change if you use another version.

Submitted by LILDVA

Carbs: 58.8g | Fat: 7.9g | Fiber: 18.9g | Protein: 26.4g | Calories: 384.5
Crunchwrap Super-Supreme: SparkRecipes Un-Chained Recipe Contest Finalist
Good 3.8/5
(33 ratings)

This recipe was a finalist in the SparkPeople Un-Chained Recipe Contest!

I chose to re-make the Crunchwrap Supreme from Taco Bell because Taco Bell used to be one of my favorite fast food restaurants. Also, it is still my boyfriend's favorite fast food chain and nearly every time he goes there, he will order a crunchwrap supreme.

The funny thing is that most Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes are fairly simple to make... so I knew that it would be fun, delicious, and not too challenging to re-make this item!

Submitted by KALORIE-KILLAH

Carbs: 38.6g | Fat: 11.8g | Fiber: 3.8g | Protein: 28g | Calories: 366.5
Incredible! 5.0/5
(6 ratings)

These tasty pizzas are great for whenever you have the craving. They make a nice, light meal and a tasty snack. They are also especially good for those using dietary/diabetic exchanges.

Submitted by GLITCHKILLGASMX

Carbs: 26.8g | Fat: 6.2g | Fiber: 5.3g | Protein: 11.2g | Calories: 186.9
Low Calorie BBQ Chicken Pizza
Very Good 4.5/5
(17 ratings)

A delicious low calorie BBQ pizza! Yes, you can eat the WHOLE thing for under 400 calories!

Submitted by MESSIEJESSIE23

Carbs: 51.7g | Fat: 10g | Fiber: 14.5g | Protein: 35.3g | Calories: 398
Cuban Garbanzo Bean Salad
Very Good 4.6/5
(5 ratings)

this IS a main dish !

Submitted by MSCANELA

Carbs: 45.8g | Fat: 12.3g | Fiber: 9.3g | Protein: 9.5g | Calories: 320.4
HOT AND SOUR NOODLE SALAD WITH TOFU AND LEMON GRASS
(no ratings)

Also known as Bun Dau Xao Xa, a Vietnamese Recipe from the World Vegetarian Classics Cookbook. The sauce is called Nuoc Cham.

We use all organic ingredients when possible. In addition to the Vegetarian World Classics Recipe, we added Cabbage and Sweet Peppers to the dish - all in season late fall and winter, cilantro, basil, mint, onions, tomatoes cucumber and carrots all available at our local farmers' market. Lemon Grass may be found at your local health food store, or supermarket in the exotic fruits and vegetable cart. When out of Basil, use Mint - we have ours in the garden.

Submitted by FRENCHYLOEB

Carbs: 45.3g | Fat: 12.5g | Fiber: 3.7g | Protein: 12.9g | Calories: 328.8
This recipe has been marked private.
Very Good 4.7/5
(6 ratings)

This is a delicious cold salad with udon noodles and cabbage. Really delicious for a warm evening. Leave out the chicken for vegetarians or sub in shrimp instead.

(UPDATED to correct calorie count, I am not sure why it was showing pepper so high!)

Submitted by AERYNEA

Carbs: 20.2g | Fat: 8.3g | Fiber: 4g | Protein: 13.5g | Calories: 200.3
Very Good 4.7/5
(7 ratings)

I love curry, and I love egg salad. I mashed em together. Voila. This is VERY heavy on curry. If you like less seasoning, you might wish to cut all the spice amounts in half. Or, you can vary them to your liking. This is a tough one to mess up!

Submitted by PRAIRIEHARPY

Carbs: 2.2g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 4.8g | Calories: 72.5
Very Good 4.8/5
(5 ratings)

This is a delicious alternative to lasagna, and a more "user-friendly" version of spaghetti with sauce. Baking the sauce into the pasta makes it slightly less messy for kids, and there's no long skinny noodles to gag on if they aren't cut properly. The mozzarella cheese adds calcium, and using multigrain pasta with omega 3's makes this dish oh-so-healthy!
Oh, and for all you vegetarians: check out the protein in a single cup of this delicious pasta dish!

Submitted by MELISSABRENNAN

Carbs: 55.1g | Fat: 6.1g | Fiber: 6.8g | Protein: 16.8g | Calories: 341.4
Crab Avocado Tortilla Wrap
Very Good 4.5/5
(8 ratings)

Submitted by CHARLEBK

Carbs: 34.8g | Fat: 16.6g | Fiber: 5.7g | Protein: 8.2g | Calories: 311.8
Very Good 4.3/5
(3 ratings)

This is a wonderful and nutritious salad that contains healthy fats.

Submitted by SHANIMCK

Carbs: 26.3g | Fat: 20.3g | Fiber: 6.1g | Protein: 18.5g | Calories: 346.6
Very Good 4.3/5
(6 ratings)

from Clean Eating Magazine

Submitted by CONNIED53

Carbs: 33g | Fat: 6.9g | Fiber: 7.9g | Protein: 13.3g | Calories: 234.7
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