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December 4, 2012 6:25 PM
I'm looking for some easy Lunch ideas that are satisfying (high fiber), Tasty (does not taste like cardboard) and 300 calories or less. I have a very satisfying quinoa and butternut squash recipe but I really need some variety. I am not on a low carb diet. I have kidney problems so anything too high in protein (especially animal protein) or salt is not good for me.
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December 4, 2012 6:50 PM
Not sure how many come in under 300, but have fun looking through them! Also, protein keeps you full longer than fiber.

http://www.skinnytaste.com/search/label/Lunch%20Recipes
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December 4, 2012 7:16 PM
I really like taking veggie burgers for lunch. They're usually less than 200 calories, and you can get buns for under 100 calories. There are tons of recipes online to make your own! I also love spaghetti squash, although I usually eat that as a side dish... to a veggie burger :)
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December 4, 2012 7:21 PM
The last few days I have bee having Vogels very thin bread, vegemite and lite cream cheese. Thats less than 200 calories and tasty.
December 4, 2012 7:27 PM
Well, obviously it's protein, but my "go to" low cal lunch is shrimp cocktail. I get frozen, peeled deveined shrimp and quick defrost, then brine them for about 60 min (not necessary and may be adding too much sodium for you but the end result is nice) then a quick roast in the oven (about 2 mins per side) when I get back from the gym. Serve with a quick sauce of half ketchup/ half horseradish.

Tasty. :)
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December 4, 2012 9:17 PM
Poland Spring 16.9 Fl oz - Water
Kraft Singles - 2% Milk Reduced Fat American Cheese , 1 slice
Lunchmeats~Jen's - Oscar Mayer Delifresh Smoked Turkey Breast , 6 slices
Kroger - Sandwich Slims 100% Whole Wheat , 1 thin bun
French's - Honey Dijon Mustard, 1 tsp (5g)
Fresh Selections (Kroger) Baby Carrots - Baby Carrots Cut and Peeled, 3 oz

Total = 225 Calories

My lunch today and it held me over pretty well until dinner.
December 4, 2012 9:20 PM
I usually cycle between homemade leftover soups, a huge chefs salad, or a sandwich (Sara Lee Delightful wheat bread, low fat mayonnaise with olive oil or mustard, sandwich meat, romaine lettuce) carrots, dill pickle spear, and either a low fat yogurt or an apple.
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December 4, 2012 9:21 PM
One of my favorite things is a high fiber whole grain english muffin (whatever brand you prefer) split in half and toasted, a slice of tomato on each half, half a slice of swiss cheese on each half, and a slice of oven roasted turkey on each half. That's all about 265 calories :] simple and cheap.
December 5, 2012 5:55 PM
QUOTE:

One of my favorite things is a high fiber whole grain english muffin (whatever brand you prefer) split in half and toasted, a slice of tomato on each half, half a slice of swiss cheese on each half, and a slice of oven roasted turkey on each half. That's all about 265 calories :] simple and cheap.


Cheap, Tasty and low calorie.... sounds good to me!!
  31567567
December 5, 2012 10:24 PM
Turkey and hummus wrap!

1 whole wheat tortilla
turkey lunch meat
1/8 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (or probably even a little less would work)
1 tbsp hummus (I like the garlic or red pepper kinds)

Spread the hummus on the tortilla, add the turkey and cheese, and you can either toast it in a skillet using some olive oil or cooking spray (which is delicious by the way) or just eat it like that if you have to make it quick in the morning and take it with you for later. It comes out to around 250-300 calories depending on how much meat and cheese you use. smile
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December 6, 2012 9:42 AM
QUOTE:

Turkey and hummus wrap!

1 whole wheat tortilla
turkey lunch meat
1/8 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (or probably even a little less would work)
1 tbsp hummus (I like the garlic or red pepper kinds)

Spread the hummus on the tortilla, add the turkey and cheese, and you can either toast it in a skillet using some olive oil or cooking spray (which is delicious by the way) or just eat it like that if you have to make it quick in the morning and take it with you for later. It comes out to around 250-300 calories depending on how much meat and cheese you use. smile



Sounds delish........happy
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December 6, 2012 9:58 AM
Baked Chicken Parmesan

Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1 piece • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 224.5 • Fat: 8.6 g • Protein: 25 g • Carb: 14 g • Fiber: 1.5 g


Ingredients:

4 (8 oz) chicken breast halves, sliced in half to make 8
3/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs (I used whole wheat)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp butter, melted (or olive oil)
3/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese (I used Polly-o)
1 cup marinara or Filetto di Pomodoro
cooking spray

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/04/baked-chicken-parmesan.html
Edited by 1lexisva On December 6, 2012 10:00 AM
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December 6, 2012 10:47 AM
QUOTE:

Not sure how many come in under 300, but have fun looking through them! Also, protein keeps you full longer than fiber.

http://www.skinnytaste.com/search/label/Lunch%20Recipes
Oh, wow!
I love /all/ of these recipes. Thanks a bunch for posting this. (Bookmarked!)
December 6, 2012 11:14 AM
Bump because my mouth is watering...
December 6, 2012 5:21 PM
scarmbled egg white with smoked salmon with pinch black pepper(180 calories)
1 wholewheal tortillia with jumbo king prawns(100g) with stirfry veg(245calories)
cous cous with prawn stir fry(300 calories)
1 chick thingh(no skin) with califlower and sweetcorn(260 calories)
December 6, 2012 5:27 PM
Chobani No Fat Greek Yogurt and a Fiber One bar. Under 300 calories, tasty, and also low sodium/low fat.
December 6, 2012 5:27 PM
Starkist Tuna has these little "lunch on the go" packs. They're like a make it yourself tuna salad meal with crackers. They also come with a mint, too. It's 240 calories.
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December 6, 2012 5:36 PM
QUOTE:

One of my favorite things is a high fiber whole grain english muffin (whatever brand you prefer) split in half and toasted, a slice of tomato on each half, half a slice of swiss cheese on each half, and a slice of oven roasted turkey on each half. That's all about 265 calories :] simple and cheap.


Many variations of this. Tuna with avacado....egg/ low fat spreadable cheese (babybell or laughing cow makes great ones)...also just change up the lunchmeats.
Edited by SoCalWoman On December 6, 2012 5:36 PM
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December 12, 2012 2:38 PM
I used to make sandwiches all the time:

2 ounces lean lunch meat (such as pepper ham, turkey) - about 60 calories
2 slices light rye bread - 80 calories (I used the Beefsteak Light Rye)
1 ounce Cabot's 75% reduced fat cheddar cheese - 60 calories
Mustard
Onion
Hot peppers

Approximately 220 calories, can't beat it! Add whatever veggies you like.
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December 12, 2012 2:53 PM
http://www.morningstarfarms.com/morningstar-farms-veggie-corn-dogs.html

2 veggie corndogs come in at 300 and they are delicious!!
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December 12, 2012 2:57 PM
love this siteheart
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December 12, 2012 3:02 PM
Lately I've been doing:

FIber One Garden Vegetable Wraps (80 cal) spread with Nasoya Superhummus (25 cal per tbsp) with veggies like spinach, shredded carrot, cucumbers, etc.... the whole wrap tallies up to about 120 calories per wrap.

Then I have it with a 100 calorie pack of almonds and an apple (50-80 cals)

... all of that brings it to approx 270 calories.
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