Smart Lunch Choices

Smart Lunch Choices

by Isabelle Workman

Make small changes to your usual lunch options to find a healthy eating style that works for you. For example, cut down on saturated fat in an entree salad by using a vinaigrette, rather than creamy dressing, and choosing protein foods that are prepared in healthier ways, such as grilled or baked instead of fried.

Example: Instead of eating a chicken salad sandwich (525 calories, 5g saturated fat, 877 mg. sodium, 3g added sugar), choose a 1/2 chicken salad sandwich with a small side salad (328 calories, 3g saturated fat, 605 mg. sodium, 3g added sugars. Another example, instead of lunching on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a small bag of chips (557 calories, 4g saturated fat, 543 mg. sodium, 12g added sugars, choose to eat a peanut butter and banana sandwich with baby carrots (313 calories, 2g saturated fat, 379 mg. sodium, 3g added sugars.

By just making a few small changes, you will be eating much healthier, and losing weight at the same time.

Author ImageBy Isabelle Workman
Social Media Director for The Workman Law Firm, PLLC

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