Let’s face it, weight loss can be difficult if you don’t know what you should be eating. Probably the most common question I get asked regarding healthy eating is “what are some healthy lunch ideas for weight loss???”
Good question, people of the internet, and I’m going to do my best to answer it for you now. Obviously this is just one persons opinion, but these lunch ideas I’m about to list are delicious and healthy, and you’d do well to start eating them.
Vegetables are honestly the best thing you can ever do for your body.
If you ate only vegetables you’d lose weight, full stop, end of discussion (I’m not saying to do it, that’s just how low in calories and good for you they are). Vegetables for lunch? Easy. Just have a massive plate of Broccoli, Carrot, Corn, Spinach, Kale, Onion, whatever! Make a salad and throw in some chicken, or just eat whatever you feel like. Vegetables are super low in calories and if you eat enough they’ll keep you full until dinner time. I’ll often throw some broccoli, corn, carrots, and peas into the microwave and just munch on them, they might not be the best tasting foods but they’re really good for you and I always feel awesome after eating them. I’m not really that into other veggies so salads have never appealed to me, but if you do like your vegetables I’d definitely recommend eating a nice salad with chicken every day for lunch, I know I would if I enjoyed “salad” vegetables a bit more.
Sushi, that wonderfully fishy seaweed concoction that, of course, could only come from the Japanese.
I had never eaten sushi until about a year ago, but once I tried it, that was it; I was hooked!
The average 6 piece tuna sushi only has about 250 calories, which is pretty low, and since it’s mainly tuna and rice, it’s pretty healthy! The only downside to sushi is that, at most shops, a 6 piece of tuna sushi will sell for $5-7, which is fairly expensive when you compare that to what you could get for the same price at subway. Speaking of subway, that’s my number 3.
Subway can go either way depending on the person ordering.
Before you start shouting at your phones or computer screens that subway isn’t ACTUALLY healthy, hear me out.
Sure, if you get the white bread, with pizza sub and bacon and 3 types of cheese, then Subway probably isn’t much better than McDonalds. But if you get their chicken salad, Subway is perfectly fine. I personally like to get the teriyaki chicken on multigrain bread, it’s low in calories and because of the chicken it’s packed full of protein. Oh yeah, and it’s absolutely delicious. When it comes to Subway you just need to watch what you get put on your sub. Stay away from the meatballs/pizza/ham/chicken fillet, and also try not to have too much cheese or any bacon and you’ll be fine. As far as “take-away” style foods go, Subway can be a great ally in your struggle for weight loss.
Green smoothies, again, somehow find their way onto this list.
Green smoothies are probably my second most made lunch, they’re just so damn awesome.
Get a blender, throw in a cup of spinach, a couple bananas, a few eggs, some ice, and you’ve got yourself a great tasting, great for you, low in calories, liquid lunch! Change things up by using berries, passion-fruit, yoghurt, etc. Green smoothies are very versatile, and you can make them in the morning and take them to work in a cooler.
Homemade sandwiches are not only good for you they are very yummy.
If I really can’t be bothered making anything substantial for lunch, I’ll often just crack open a tin or two of tuna and make myself some tuna and cheese sandwiches.
Other great sandwich ideas are chicken and salad, tuna and salad, turkey and salad…. Etc…. (basically anything with salad!). When you’re choosing between all the different breads, try to get the multigrain and/or wholegrain options as opposed to the over-processed white bread. Stay far away from white bread.
Those are just 5 simple healthy lunch ideas for weight loss, but you can add to or edit them and come up with your own creations. As long as you stick to healthy base foods like chicken, tuna, salmon, turkey, vegetables, fruit, and nuts, you can’t really go wrong.