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Tired of boring sandwiches? Try these ideas:
- Pack tuna or chicken salad inside a hollowed-out tomato for a quick, healthy lunch.
- Mix up your sandwich by changing the bread – pita bread, thin bagels or low-fat wraps all work well. Pile on the veggies – lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onions (don’t forget the breath mints!), or whatever you love most.
- Intentionally cook too much for dinner so you’ll have some leftovers for lunch.
- Spread a whole-wheat tortilla with low-fat, flavored soft cream cheese (try the chive & onion or garden vegetable for a real treat!) then layer with deli ham or turkey, lettuce and a pickle spear. Roll up and secure with toothpicks or wrap in foil to pack.
- Mix cooked, cooled pasta, steamed veggies and cubed leftover chicken with fat-free Italian dressing for a refreshing, satisfying salad.
- Speaking of salad, a fresh vegetable salad make a great lunch. Pack your dressing separately to prevent sogginess at lunchtime! For protein, add last night’s grilled chicken, canned tuna or chicken, or some drained kidney beans.
- Have access to a microwave? Use leftover cooked veggies, low-fat shredded cheese, and two small flour tortillas to build your own heat-and-eat veggie quesadilla.
- Spread vegetarian refried beans on a low-fat tortilla, then top with shredded 2% cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and salsa. If you prefer it hot, leave off the lettuce and tomato or add them after heating. A dollop of light sour cream makes this even more delicious.
- No refrigeration? Try tuna or chicken pouches with individual packets of light mayo, relish or other condiments.
- Short on time? Canned soup can be a great lunch. Just remember to look for low-sodium versions of your favorites.
- Never forget to pack some fresh fruit for a mid-afternoon snack. Apples or oranges are classic, but don’t be afraid to try something new.
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