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02-09-2009, 06:36 PM
I just had my all-time favorite lunch.

Onion flavored pita 160 cal
Hummus 80 cal
deli ham 35 cal
deli turkey 30 cal
bib lettuce 2 cal
Juicy plum 35 cal
naval orange 75 cal
diet Hanes soda root beer 0 cal

Delicious and nutritious and just a little over 400 calories total. I fix this in one variation or another at least 3-4 times a week. What is your favorite quick and healthy lunch? What is the calorie/nutrition count?

02-09-2009, 07:57 PM
Lunch Alternative #1:
Turkey Hummus Avocado Sandwich:

2 slices Oroweat Light Bread, 80 calories
2 slices Trader Joe's smoked turkey breast, 50 calories
2 tbsp Trader Joe's eggplant hummus, 35 calories
2 tbsp guacamole, 50 calories
1 oz thinly sliced cucumber, 5 calories
micro greens, nominal calories

Sandwich total is 220 calories

various pickles (today I had pickled red pepper, mushrooms, and cucumbers), 20 calories

water or hot tea, 0 calories

Total for Lunch #1 is 240 calories

Lunch Alternative #2:
Crab Wrap:

2 oz fake crab, 55 calories (you could also use real crab, the calories should be about the same)
2 tbsp FF mayo, 20 calories
1 tsp dijon mustard, 5 calories
A couple of dry-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped, 20 calories
1 tsp seafood seasoning (like Old Bay), 0 calories
1 oz thinly sliced cucumber, 5 calories
shredded cabbage, nominal calories
1 La Torilla Factory Tomato-Basil Wrap, 100 calories

Wrap total is 205 calories

various pickles, 20 calories

10 Trader Joe's Ginger Sanbei snacks, 65 calories

water or hot tea, 0 calories

Total for lunch #2 is 290 calories

Lunch Alternative #3
Southwest Chicken Bowl (heat in microwave):

1/4 tube pre-cooked polenta, 85 calories
1/4 cup refried beans, 55 calories
3 oz cooked chicken, 110 calories
2 tbsp salsa, 10 calories

Total for bowl: 260 calories

various pickles (I am a big fan of pickles of any kind), 20 calories

water or hot tea, 0 calories

Total for lunch #3 is 280 calories

02-09-2009, 11:55 PM
The crab-wrap sounds delicious! I have had turkey/avocado/hummus- one of my faves :-)

02-09-2009, 11:59 PM
Interesting - I just made a homemade hummus today, and plan to pair it with turkey for sandwiches. Using hummus as a sandwich spread is a new idea for me! Yummy.