i am starting a new weight loss thing (eating better, the Y and such)
i need cheap healthy lunch ideas
my children usually eat pb &j, pretzels, chicken nuggets and stuff for lunch (normal kid stuff)
i dont usually eat lunch but if i do its what they have
i need some healthy meal ideas that are cheap and yummy (we already use wheat bread for sandwhiches)
Oh hunny there are tons of things. You can make yourself and the children baked chicken tenders with steamed veggies dressed in a marinade. Soup is another healthy thing and good for winter time. Various salads with fresh greens and a cooked protien on top.
Photo: Hector Sanchez
IngredientsServes: Prep: 5min |Cook: 5min |Total: 10min
Directions1.Heat lightly oiled grill or panini press to medium heat (or use a grill pan).2.Divide cheese, ham, and chicken evenly among rolls, starting and ending with cheese.3.Close sandwiches and grill, flipping and pressing them with spatula if necessary, until golden brown on both sides and cheese is melted, about 5 minutes total.4.Halve sandwiches and serve with marinara sauce for dipping.
Nutritional Facts per serving
CALORIES 291.9 CAL FAT 5.8 G SATURATED FAT 2.1 G CHOLESTEROL 42.4 MG SODIUM 896.6 MG CARBOHYDRATES 34.2 G TOTAL SUGARS 7.4 G DIETARY FIBER 4.8 G PROTEIN 27 G
The New Chicken Sandwich: Grilled Chicken and Pineapple
Looking for a not-so-ordinary chicken recipe? Try this sweet-and-spicy Hawaiian take on a lunchtime classic
PHOTOGRAPHY BY PLAMEN PETKOVWhat You'll Need:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4 to 6 oz each)
4 pineapple slices (1/2-inch thick)
1/4 cup pickled jalapeno slices, or 1 fresh jalapeno, thinly sliced
4 slices Swiss cheese
4 whole-wheat kaiser rolls
1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
How to make it:
1 Combine chicken and enough teriyaki sauce to cover it in a resealable plastic bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to 12 hours.
2 Heat a grill until hot (you shouldn't be able to hold your hand above the grates for more than 5 seconds). Remove chicken from marinade and place on the grill; discard any remaining marinade. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, flip, and immediately add cheese to each breast. Continue cooking until cheese is melted and chicken is lightly charred and firm to the touch. Remove from grill; set aside.
3 While chicken rests, add pineapple and rolls to the grill. Cook rolls until they're lightly toasted, and pineapple slices until they're soft and caramelized, about 2 minutes per side. Top each roll with chicken, pineapple, red onion, and jalapeno slices. If you like, drizzle chicken with a bit more teriyaki sauce.
Makes 4 servings.
Per serving: 387 cal, 13 g fat, 29 g carbs, 703 mg sodium, 3 g fiber, 36 g protein
by Arwyn724January 7, 2013 at 2:37 PM
I eat 6 meals a day, every 2 1/2 hours. 7:30 am breakfast, 10 am snack, 12:30pm lunch, 3 pm snack, 5:30 pm dinner, 8:00 pm snack. Every meal has 2 oz. skinless chicken. Breakfast, am snack and pm snack has a fruit, also. Lunch & dinner has a grain and veggies. Raw salad veggies are unlimited and available all day. I've lost 60 lbs in the last year eating like this. I drink water all day long, and frankly, it is a chore to eat this much. I'm never hungry, and my metabolism never stops.
My husband and I just had a pretty big salad with tomato, avocado slices, cucumber, red onion, radishes, real black olives, a sprinkle of parmesan, slivered raw almonds and a home made balsamic vinaigrette.
We also had a fruit smoothie made with freshly squeezed oj and frozen berries.
by JavaLadybug2January 7, 2013 at 4:59 PM
Quoting Cafe Robin:
I usually have a big salad with grilled chicken and lots of veggies.
WHOO HOOO.. Never actually seen a Robin post..