Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hungry Girl Lunches

If you're like me, you struggle with what to eat at lunch while you're at work. Well, thanks to Hungry Girl, that may no longer be a problem.

Here are a few delicious recipes for lunch options:

Green Giant Just for One Broccoli & Cheese Sauce + Potato

PER SERVING (1 tray broccoli & sauce + 6 oz. potato): 179 calories, 1.5g fat, 438mg sodium, 37.5g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 3g sugars, 5.5g protein -- POINTS® value 3*

While we don't suggest having scoop after scoop of butter-packed mashed potatoes, a single baked spud is portion-controlled and full of good-for-you stuff (fiber, phytochemicals, and more). Fake-bake a small potato by puncturing it in a few places and then microwaving until soft (6 - 8 minutes). Prep the veggie tray per package instructions. Then split your potato in half lengthwise and top with cheesy, nutrient-rich broccoli trees -- or scoop out the insides, mash with the veggies & cheese sauce, and spoon it back inside the skin. Fiber-filled and fancy!


StarKist Albacore Tuna Salad Sandwich-Ready Pouch + High-Fiber Pita Bread

PER SERVING (1 pouch tuna salad + 1/2 pita): 150 calories, 3g fat, 605mg sodium, 19g carbs, 3.75g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 13.5g protein -- POINTS® value 3*

Running so late that you think you don't have time to make and eat something satisfying? This quick pairing will save the day in four short steps. Step One, split pita in half to form two pockets. Step Two, open awesome tuna salad pouch. (Premixed and low in fat!) Step Three, empty pouch into one pita pocket. (Save the other half for your next on-the-go snack attack.) Step Four, run out the door while chewing your mini-meal, full of protein, fiber, omega-3s, and deliciousness! And if you have time for a Step Two and a Half, smoosh some veggies inside your pocket. (The pita pocket, not the one on your pants, silly.) P.S. If whole-wheat pita bread doesn't do it for you, check out Western Bagel's Plain Alternative Pita Bread -- same high fiber, but white-bread taste.

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1 comment:

  1. Dont you just love Hungry Girl! Her books are my favorite cook books!