Light Lunches You’ll Love

Light Lunches
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Start Your Year Off Light

Skinny up your midday meal with these delish and satisfying eats from our CarbLovers Diet.

Delish and filling eats

From Health magazine Looking for the perfect slimming, satisfying lunch? We’ve got you covered. These picks are tasty (there’s bacon!), waist-friendly, and filling, because we’ve designed each recipe with a Resistant Starch (RS) food.

Why we love RS: It’s a type of carb that curbs hunger, boosts energy, and helps your body burn more fat. Triple fabulous. Here—from our New York Times best-selling book, The CarbLovers Diet—are three simple recipes, plus takeout options and microwaveable choices, too.

LunchesPesto Turkey Club

Serve with an apple

Ingredients: Pesto, pumpernickel bread, slice turkey, low-sodium turkey bacon, Romaine lettuce, tomato

Calories: 390

Serve with an apple

Middle Eastern Rice Salad

Ingredients: Brown rice, olive oil, sweet onion, chickpeas, ground cumin, salt, ground black pepper, chopped dates, fresh mint, fresh parsley

Calories: 380

Rice salad

Heat and Eat

No time to prep? Try these store-bought picks. If you’re brown-bagging it, pack a side of veggies to steam in the office microwave or a small side salad to enjoy with 2 tablespoons of low-fat vinaigrette.

• 320 calories: Amy’s Black Bean Vegetable Enchilada
• 320 calories: Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers Chicken Pesto Classico
• 220 calories: Lean Cuisine Salmon with Basil

Heat eat store picks

Eat out, stay slim!

Try these CarbLovers-friendly menu picks for a tasty, filling lunch you won’t have to feel guilty about.

• 350 calories: Einstein Bros Half Chicken Chipotle Salad
• 410 calories: Jamba Juice Chimichurri Chicken Wrap without sauce (pictured)
• 320 calories: Wendy’s Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potato

Jamba juice

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