There are many tasty lunch ideas to try when you are following the Biggest Loser Club. These are 4 tasty ideas that will have your mouth watering:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped red onions
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon mustard powder
2 cups fat-free chicken or vegetable broth
3/4 cup tomato sauce
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons honey
1-1/2 cups dried (uncooked) brown lentils, rinsed
Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
Heat olive oil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Then add the onion and saute until soft and clear. Add garlic, chili powder, and mustard powder and saute for a minute. Then add broth, tomato sauce, vinegar, mustard, honey, and lentils. Stir together and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer until the lentils are tender. This takes about 30 minutes.
If the lentils are not tender it may be necessary to add 1/4 cup of water and simmer for 5 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy.
This meal is great if you are planning a barbecue. You can make it ahead of time. It is even great for a potluck for a neighborhood gathering or work gathering. This recipe only has 187 calories per serving.
Grilled Chicken Salad
8 cups shredded romaine lettuce
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut up
1 cup diced cucumber
1/2 cup salsa vinaigrette
4 grilled boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cooked)
1/2 cup creamy hummus
2 tablespoons chopped parsley or cilantro
Combine romaine lettuce, pepper, and cucumber in a large mixing bowl. Then add the salsa vinaigrette and toss. Then divide the salad evenly among 4 dinner plates. Place chicken breast on top of each salad. Then top the chicken with 2 tablespoons of hummus. Garnish with parsley or cilantro and enjoy.
This is a tasty salad that contains only 278 calories. If you are not serving 4 people, refrigerate the dish and enjoy the leftovers for yourself.
2 tablespoons low-fat pizza sauce
1 whole wheat pita bread
1 ounce thinly sliced turkey
1 tablespoon chopped yellow onion
1 tablespoon chopped bell pepper
1 tablespoon finely diced pineapple
2 tablespoons shredded fat-free mozzarella cheese
Spread the pizza sauce over the pita bread. Top with the turkey, onion, pepper, and pineapple. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese. Place the pita on a baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 8 minutes or until the pita bread has reached the desired crispness and cheese is melted.
This lunch only takes a few minutes to prepare, and with only 204 calories you can enjoy it as a lunch or a tasty snack.
1 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast
Chipotle Tabasco Sauce, to taste
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
Lightly coat a grill rack with cooking oil spray. Preheat the grill to medium hot. Grill the chicken until done, about 4 minutes per side. Season with the chipotle sauce and garlic salt and enjoy.
This is a super simple recipe for a fast lunch. This only contains 250 calories.