For those looking to lose weight, they know that it can be a challenging process. Some struggle to get started, while others struggle to keep up the hard work. They may reach a peak where they are not losing any more weight and are not sure how to increase their progress. Others just don’t know where to start.
The other struggle many have is that during their busy workweek, they simply don’t have time to exercise and cook healthy meals. They end up eating fast food during their quick lunch break, participating in work celebrations where unhealthy treats are handed out, and possibly skipping breakfast to get to work on time.
All of these things are a recipe for weight gain. So what can people do to help them lose weight? The key is to start eating healthy lunches to lose weight and the rest will fall into place. Here are some great lunch recipes for those looking to lose weight.
Whether you’re looking for a healthy lunch on the weekends or looking for food to make and take to work for lunch, here are some healthy recipes to try. Not only will they taste great, but they will also help you during your weight loss journey.
Turkey, hummus and avocado wrap
If you’re looking for something quick, start with this delicious Turkey Hummus Avocado Wrap. Use a whole wheat tortilla, as wheat is much better for you than white. Spread with 2-3 tablespoons red pepper hummus. Layer 1/4 sliced avocado, 3 slices low sodium deli turkey, and pickle slices. Roll it up and you’ve got a wrap in just five minutes.
Sweet Tuna Salad
If you love salads or want to try them, making a sweet tuna salad for lunch today is a great option. The sweetness will cover any sugar cravings, the tuna will make you feel full, and the veggies will make you feel energetic. You will combine the following ingredients in a bowl and mix:
3-4 tablespoons sweet seasoning
1 tablespoon mustard and honey
1 can of tuna in water, drained
2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
Salt and pepper
Optional to add chopped grapes, cucumbers, celery, corn, onions, baby carrots, and dried cranberries.
Once you’ve mixed the ingredients, add them to a bowl of lettuce. You can even put it on a sandwich or pita. Some even pick it up with whole grain crackers. This is a tasty way to eat a healthy lunch.
Turkey and chili taco soup
Soup lovers will love this Chili Turkey Taco Soup. It’s a healthy way to eat soup for lunch without all the calories. You may want to cook it the night before and then warm it up at work tomorrow.
You will need to take a large pot and brown 1 1/3 pounds of 99% lean ground turkey over medium heat. Break it up with a wooden spoon while it cooks. Once fully cooked, add 1 minced bell pepper and a minced onion. Cook for 2-3 more minutes.
Next, you will add 10 ounces of ROTEL tomatoes and green chilies, 15 ounces of drained beans, 15 ounces of canned or frozen corn, thawed and drained, 2 ½ cups of fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth, 1 packet of sodium seasoning for tacos and 16 ounces of fat-free refried beans.
Some people serve the soup with baked tortilla chips and toppings, such as jalapeños, low-fat cheese, low-fat sour cream, onions, and fresh cilantro. What’s great about this dish is that you can freeze it and reheat it for lunches later in the week. This is a super healthy lunch because of all the healthier ingredients chosen to make it.
From salads and soups to sandwiches and wraps, there are plenty of delicious lunch ideas to help you lose weight simply by choosing better ingredients. Try these recipes to get started.