Love to Lunch!

The goal this month (for our Facebook Challenge) is Love to lunch!

Do you love to lunch or are you stuck in a rut? no leftovers, no food in the fridge and sick of always eating out? If you are nodding your head in agreement with the latter, don’t worry, we’ll help you out all throughout the month on Facebook with tips, recipes, photo inspiration and more.

Here are some tips to get you started:

Plan ahead:
*Pack your lunch the night before
*Keep reserves at work
*Before the week begins make sure you have the following foods on hand:

Veggies & Fruits

  • Portable fruits such as: oranges, bananas, apples
  • Pre-cut veggies
  • 100% fruit of vegetable juice
  • Dried fruit
  • Bagged salad mix


  • Low fat milk, rice, soy, almond beverage
  • Low fat cheese
  • Yogurt

Meat & Alternatives

  • Hummus
  • Low sodium deli meats
  • Nut butters
  • Canned tuna or salmon


  • Whole grain tortilla, wraps, breads
  • Whole wheat pasta
  • Quinoa

Balance your plate:
Lunch doesn’t have to be gourmet, just put together 3 of the food groups above and follow this image:

*As long as you include dairy for breakfast and dinner, you can skip it at lunch.

Check out Loreen’s lunch for inspiration


And for those times that you just have to eat out, here are some healthier options.

Tim Hortons – Toasted Chicken Club (whole wheat bread, of course!) or Broth based soups

Subway – 6 inch ham on honey oat bread, load it with veggies, easy on the sauce

McDonalds – Grilled chicken snack wrap;  Side salad with low-fat sesame Thai dressing; Yogurt parfait

Tokyo Express – Teriyaki salmon bowl, half the rice, double the veggies, easy on the sauce.