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Let’s face it: it’s so much easier to eat out when you have a busy schedule. From big team projects to meetings and working overtime, most of us rather sleep in than prepare something at home. But the truth is that restaurant meals (even the “healthy” ones) are packed with sodium and calories that are keeping you from reaching your weight-loss goals. Therefore, below you’ll find 4 easy steps to creating a well-balanced, nutritious lunch that will not only save you money but tons of calories!

 

STEP 1: Pick a CARB + PROTEIN

– Turkey Sandwich (Whole Grain Bread)

– Peanut Butter sandwich (Whole Grain Bread)

– Hummus and Crackers (Whole Wheat Crackers)

– Beans and Brown Rice

– Chicken and Brown Rice

 

STEP 2: Pick a VEGGIE

– Carrots

– Broccoli

– Salad (Only use one serving of fat-free dressing.)

– Snap peas

– Cucumbers

 

STEP 3: Pick a DESSERT

– Brookside Dark Chocolate covered Blueberries

– Hershey’s Dark Chocolate

– Dark Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans

– One serving of any fruit (Apple, Clementine, Peaches, Strawberries, Blueberries)

 

STEP 4: Drink Water

Stay away from the sugary (and calorie-packed) Coke products and flavored lemonades and swap them for a healthy, 0 calorie glass of water!

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