For those looking to lose weight, you know it can be a challenging process. Some struggle to get the process started while others struggle to keep up the hard work. They may reach a peak in which they aren’t losing any more weight and aren’t sure how to increase their progress. Others simply don’t know where to begin.
The other struggle many have is that during their busy work week, they simply don’t have the time to work out and cook healthy meals. They end up grabbing fast food during their quick lunch break, taking part in work celebrations in which there are unhealthy treats being passed around, and potentially 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 with their weight loss? The key is to start eating health lunches for weight loss and the rest will fall into place. Here are some excellent lunch recipes for those looking to lose weight.
Whether you’re looking for a healthy lunch on the weekends or you are looking for food to prepare and bring to work for lunch, here are some healthy recipes to try. Not only will they taste great, but 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, and avocado wrap. Use a whole wheat tortilla, since wheat is much better for you than white. Spread it with 2-3 tablespoon of red pepper hummus. Layer on 1/4th sliced avocado, 3 slices of low-sodium deli turkey, and pickle slices. Roll it up and you have a wrap in only five minutes.
Sweet Tuna Salad
If you love salads or want to give them a try, making a sweet tuna salad for lunch today is a great choice. The sweetness will cover any sugar cravings, the tuna will make you feel full, and the greens will make you feel energized. You’ll combine the following ingredients in a bowl and mix together:
- 3-4 tablespoon sweet relish
- 1 tablespoon honey mustard
- 1 can tuna in water, drained
- 2 tablespoon 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 in a sandwich or a pita. Some even scoop it up with whole-grain crackers. This is a tasty way to eat a healthy lunch.
Turkey Chili Taco Soup
Soup lovers will love this Turkey Chili 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 heat it up at work tomorrow.
You’ll need to take a large pot and brown 1 1/3 pounds of 99% lean ground turkey on medium heat. Break it up with a wood spoon while it cooks. Once it’s cooked all the way, add 1 chopped bell pepper and one chopped onion. Cook it for an additional 2-3 minutes.
Next, you’ll add 10 ounces ROTEL Tomatoes and Green Chilies, 15 ounces of kidney beans drained, 15 ounces of canned or frozen corn, thawed and drained, 2 ½ cups of fat free and low-sodium chicken broth, 1 packet of reduced sodium taco seasoning, and 16 ounces of fat-free refried beans.
Some people serve the soup with baked tortilla chips and toppings, such as jalapenos, reduced-fat cheese, low-fat sour cream, onions, and fresh cilantro. What is great about this dish, you can freeze it and reheat it for lunches later in the week. This is a super healthy lunch because of all of the healthier ingredients chosen to make it.
From salads and soups to sandwiches and wraps, there are so many great tasting lunch ideas to help you lose weight just by choosing better ingredients. Try these recipes to get started.