For those looking to lose weight, they know that it can be a challenging process. Some struggle to start the process, while others struggle to keep up the hard work. They may reach a peak where they don’t lose any more weight and aren’t 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 just don’t have time to exercise and cook healthy meals. They end up buying fast food during their quick lunch, participating in work celebrations where unhealthy treats are handed out, 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 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 weekend lunch 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, and avocado wrap. Use a whole wheat tortilla, as whole wheat is much better for you than white. Spread with 2-3 tablespoons of red pepper hummus. Layer on 1/4 avocado slices, 3 low-sodium turkey slices, and pickle slices. Roll it up and you’ll have 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 energized. You will combine the following ingredients in a bowl and mix:
3-4 tablespoons of sweet seasoning
1 tablespoon honey mustard
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 together, add them to a bowl of lettuce. You can even put it in a sandwich or a pita. Some even accompany it 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, then heat 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 chopped bell pepper and a chopped onion. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
Next, you will add 10 ounces ROTEL Tomatoes and Green Chiles, 15 ounces red kidney beans, drained, 15 ounces canned or frozen corn, thawed and drained, 2 ½ cups low-sodium fat-free chicken broth, 1 packet broth reduced sodium chicken taco seasoning and 16 ounces 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. The great thing 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 so many delicious lunch ideas that will help you lose weight simply by choosing better ingredients. Try these recipes to get started.