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Low Calorie Lunch Recipes
Here are a few lunch recipes to break the boredom and easy calorie wise.
Garlicky Bacon & Spinach Grilled Cheese
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
4 cups baby spinach leaves
4 cups baby arugula leaves
4 center-cut turkey bacon slices, halved
8 (1-ounce) rustic low carb Italian bread slices
2 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
2 ounces fontina cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat then add oil; swirl to coat. Add garlic to pan; sauté 1 minute. Then add the spinach and arugula; stir until wilted. Remove spinach mixture from pan. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add bacon; cook until crisp. Remove bacon and drain on a paper towel covered plate or rack.
Top 4 bread slices evenly with cheeses, bacon pieces, spinach mixture, and the remaining 4 bread slices.
Heat pan over medium heat. Add sandwiches to drippings in pan; weigh down with a plate. Cook 2 minutes on each side.
Serves: 4 | Serving Size: 1 sandwich
Per serving: Calories: 293; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 33mg; Sodium: 666mg; Carbohydrate: 30g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 16g
Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 237mg; Iron: 16%; Vitamin A: 68%; Vitamin C: 15%; Calcium: 24%
Greek Style Chicken Wraps
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
3 tablespoons pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
4 ounces shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast (about 1 cup) from the supermarket.
2 Kirby or small cucumbers, chopped seedless to stop gas
6 (8-inch) low carb whole-wheat flour tortillas.
Low carb Hummus
Place halved tomatoes, chopped olives,crumbled feta, juice, oregano, oil, pepper, chicken, and cucumber in a large bowl; toss to combine. Making sure all ingredients are coated well.
Spread 1 tablespoon low carb hummus over 1 side of each tortilla. Top each tortilla with about 1/2 cup chicken mixture. Roll up wraps; cut in half.
Serves: 6 | Serving Size: 1 wrap
Per serving: Calories: 243; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 12mg; Sodium: 509mg; Carbohydrate: 30g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 10g
Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 161mg; Iron: 12%; Vitamin A: 7%; Vitamin C: 16%; Calcium: 11%
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