Lunchtime is that midday meal that gives you energy to get through the rest of the day.
However, lunch sometimes overlooked, especially if mums are too busy. The meal is important in keeping metabolism steady, energy levels up, intake of essential vitamins and of course enjoy your food!
While on a healthy weight loss meal plan, mums want to be satisfied with your lunch but not stuffed (think those hot sweltering days).
These lunch ideas are for exactly those days, here are five under-400 calories lunches…
Cauliflower Cheese Toastie
You wouldn’t think a toastie is particularly healthy would you? At 288 calories this is a classic toastie with a healthy twist.
This Cauliflower Cheese Toastie can be made with 5 ingredients or less meaning it’s a great summer time lunch.
Sushi is always a good idea! This version has no-rice making it a light, yet sustaining lunch due to the salmon and avocado providing health fats and protein.
At 209 calories this lunch is a great and quick option.
Chicken Caesar Wrap
This recipe can be made entirely from leftovers, if you have some Christmas ham in the fridge, or some chicken from last night, add this into your wrap with a boiled egg and lettuce and voila!
261 calories, done.
Sticky Pork Meatball Bowl
Make in advance and then heat up each for a quick lunch on Thursday. Serve these meatballs in some sides such as brown rice and salad, leaving you feeling light and fresh!
This recipe is 350 calories.
Poached Chicken, Avocado and Blood Orange Salad
A salad packed with vitamin C, folate, protein and fibre, this Poached Chicken Salad comes in at 310 calories.
What more could you ask for!? Topped with blood orange, this salad screams summer!