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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

Ingredients
•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)

Directions

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.

Nutrition Information

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

Ingredients
•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
Directions

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.

Nutrition Information

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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