Packing a healthy lunch is easier than you think.
8. Tomato, Hummus, and Spinach Sandwich (3 Freestyle SmartPoints)
If you’re like me and love a good sandwich for lunch, but also love keeping off the pounds, this recipe is for you. It’s just 3 smart points per serving!
Since a serving is 1/2 of a sandwich, this recipe is perfect on those days when you’re feeling extra hungry. If you find that your stomach is still asking for more after eating one serving, eating the other half (a second serving) won’t do any harm to your waistline. Eating the whole sandwich (2 servings) will still be under 7 smart points and just 200 calories. Not a bad meal or deal, if you ask me.
9. Baked Zucchini, Spinach, and Feta (5 Freestyle SmartPoints)
This casserole is 5 smart points per serving and is the ultimate comfort lunch. On those colder fall and winter days, I want nothing more than to warm up to a plateful of this casserole for lunch.
It satisfies my cheese cravings and helps me to get in my veggies! Plus, it’s a great leftover meal. There’s nothing better than having some leftover from dinner and then bringing those leftovers to work as lunch.
10. Meaty Veggie Roll Ups (1 Freestyle SmartPoint)
This lunch recipe may be one of the most fun. Why? Because it’s totally customizable.
Take your favorite deli meat and your favorite veggies, roll ’em up together, and voila! A meal you can alter and change any and every day! You’ll never get bored of this recipe. It might even be one for the kids! Rolling up some vegetables in meat is a good way to hide them from your kids who might think vegetables are “uncool” and “yucky”.
Give it a try! After all, they are only 1 smart point per serving.
11. One Pot Turkey Sausage and Mediterranean Quinoa (4 Freestyle SmartPoints)
My whole family loves digging into this meal–especially my meat-loving family members. With the turkey sausage as a replacement for sausage, I also love when my meat-loving family members dig into this pot of deliciousness.
I love that my family members enjoy it because turkey sausage is so much healthier than normal sausage, and I, of course, want my loved ones to be as healthy as possible. Some reasons to choose turkey sausage over normal sausage include:
- less fat
- fewer calories
- less sodium
On top of these things, turkey sausage gives you all the flavor of normal sausage! It’s a win for everyone–especially in this recipe that is just 4 smart points!
12. Skinny Burrito in a Jar (4 Freestyle SmartPoints)
Here we have another meal to celebrate Taco Tuesday with! Not only is this recipe another fantastic way to satisfy your Mexican cravings, but it’s also a great vegetarian option, is just 5 smart points, and is the perfect lunch when you’re on the go. It requires little time and effort to make, and since it’s in a jar, it’s easily transportable.
Bring on the fiesta!
13. Spring Mix with Roasted Pears and Feta (3 Freestyle SmartPoints)
This salad is a great lunch for when you want something on the lighter side. It’s 4 smart points, vegetarian, and gluten-free. Oh, and did we mention it’s absolutely delicious?
14. Old-Fashioned Vegetable Soup (4 Freestyle SmartPoints)
Winter is unfortunately a season for the flu. However, winter is also, fortunately, a season for soup! Ring in the winter with this Old-Fashioned Vegetable Soup. It’s the perfect lunch on days when you just need to get warmed up, and on days when you’re battling sickness.
Coming across this recipe on a day not in the winter? No problem! Who doesn’t love a nice, hearty bowl of soup any day of the year?
I know I love this soup even on the hottest day of summer. It’s 4 smart points and full of veggies–which means it’s full of nutrients too!