Today, I will share with you quick and easy Lunch-To-Go idea which is less than 300 calories. If you are trying to find the time to cook and struggling to eat healthy, these recipes are for you. All of the ingredients chosen are no need to be cooked or they are ready for your local supermarket. That only takes 5 minutes to wrap them up. It is quick, large portion, and low in calories. You will be reducing your waistline at the same time you will be dropping your pounds. So letâ€™s start with the first recipe.
The first lunch is â€œGrap-n-Goâ€ Prawn Pita Pockets. Itâ€™s really convenient because you can eat it wherever you are. And I choose pita because pita is one of the best foods for weight loss and it is much lower calories in comparison to bread. This literally takes 5 minutes to prepare. Itâ€™s really creamy and it has the carbs, protein, healthy fat and vegetables you need. The ingredients you need are:
- One Whole Wheat Pita Bread = 142cals
- 85g of Prawn (7 large) = 88.5cals
- 1 medium tomato sliced (80g) = 14.5cals
- 1/8 of a medium Avocado = 34.5cals
- 1 tbsp of Greek Yoghurt = 16cals
- 1 tbsp of Lemon for flavor = 1cal
Total Calories = 296.5cals
So all of things to do with these ingredients except the tomato is to mix them up. The yoghurt is providing you with creaming texture. When itâ€™s done, what I want to do now is to tuck the tomato into the pita pocket and add the creamy ingredients into my pita pockets as well. What we want to do now is to wrap it up in the kitchen fold and put it into a container and bring it out for lunch. It is really creamy and itâ€™s much low in calories compared to the one you buy in the supermarket, so you can make it yourself.
If you are planning to go on a low-carb, high protein diet, which will allow you to lose weight, try my spicy Grilled Chicken Salad top with Goatâ€™s Cheese. You are getting the low-carb and no calories from the variety of vegetables; you are getting the lean protein from the grilled chicken and also the healthy fat and protein from the Goatâ€™s cheese. Do you know lettuce is one of the best foods for weight loss? It is considered a â€œFree foodâ€ because of the low calories content. So feel free to eat as much lettuce as you want. The ingredients that you need to make this Protein Packed Salad are :
- 5oz/100g of Grilled Chicken = 164.5cals
- 50g of Lettuce = 7.5cals
- 1 medium tomato sliced (100g) = 18cals
- 15g of Goatâ€™s Cheese = 40cals
- 1 tbsp of Mixed seeds (10g) = 57.5cals
- 1 tbsp of Hot Salsa Dip (30g) = 10cals
Option: 1 tbsp of Lemon for flavor
Total calories = 297.5cals
Place half of the lettuce into your lunch box. With the remaining lettuce, add the sliced tomato, one tbsp. of mixed seeds, one tbsp of your favorite dip, half of grilled chicken breast, and just mix it up. Donâ€™t forget to squeeze it with a little bit of lemon. Add your mixed ingredients into your lunch box. All you need to do now is to top it up with the Goalâ€™s Cheese and the remaining chicken breasts. So this is your low-carb, high-protein salad. This lunch bowl only contains 297.5cals. And you can trust me that it will fill you up. Again it takes less than 5 minutes to prepare because all you are doing is mixing all of ingredients up and itâ€™s ready to go. So thereâ€™s no reason not to eat healthy.
If you are someone who must have rice in your meal, why donâ€™t you try Couscous as an alternative? 40g of rice contains about 130cals while 40g of couscous has about 90cals. So try couscous â€“ one of the best foods for weight loss – for low in calorie option that lead to my next recipe which is Rainbow Couscous Salad. And it is also suitable for Vegan. This salad is full of beans and protein. And it satisfies those who like rice. So the ingredients you need are:
- 40g of Whole Wheat Couscous = 103cals
- 1 medium tomato sliced (100g) = 18cals
- Â¼ can of drained Red Beans (60g) = 56cals
- Â¼ can of drained Chickpeas (60g) = 65.5cals
- 50g of Sweet corns and peas = 41cals
- 1 tbsp of Lemon for flavor
Option: Add garlic/onions to your liking
Total calories = 283.5cals
So what you need to do to make this Rainbow Couscous Salad is to choose colorful ingredients. I use frozen peas and sweet corns and allow them to thaw and then heat up red beans and chickpeas, add 80ml of boiling water to 40g of couscous, cover it for 10 minutes to cook. So what we need to do now is to mix all ingredients up and add a little bit of lemon. If you like raw onion or raw garlic you can always add them in. And just add a little bit of black pepper and sauce to taste. And you have a Rainbow Couscous Salad which is a great alternative to rice and known as one of the best foods for weight loss. You are getting the carb from the couscous and healthy fat and protein from the peas as well as the vegetables. It is quick to make and it contains only 283.5cals. It is much healthier option, much lower in calorie in comparison to Asian fried rice.
These are my low calorie lunch-to-go alternatives which will help you to lose weight.