Lunches Under 300 Calories – 10 Ideas with No Meal Prep Needed
Lunches Under 300 Calories
If you want to stay under 300 calories for lunch, it IS possible. You just need to know what to buy!
Here are 10 quick lunch ideas under 300 calories.
10 Lunch Ideas Under 300 Calories
These lunch ideas are perfect for work too!
1. Simple Salad with Salmon
Simply buy a can of canned salmon and put on mixed greens.
For extra taste, add relish, peppers, salsa, balsamic vinegar, pepperoni, or crushed pepper. Add an egg for extra protein.
Order Lettuce from Whole Foods
2. Split Pea Soup
3. HMR Vegetarian Microwaveable Meals
4. Lentil Soup
Lentil soup is SUPER healthy. It has lots of protein and fiber.
5. Vegetables with Chicken
A bag of frozen vegetables only has 100 calories. Enjoy with chicken for protein.
6. Veggie Spring Rolls
7. Protein Shake
Add a banana to a blender with one bottle of OWYN protein shake for a delicious smoothie.
8. Open Faced Peanut Butter Sandwich
Simply add two tablespoons of peanut butter to one slice of bread.
9. RXBAR and an Apple
Sometimes you may not have time for lunch. An RXBAR with an apple is a tasty treat.
10. Healthy Choice Power Bowls
Most of these bowls have under 300 calories and are gluten free.
Tips for Choosing Skinny, Low-Calorie Lunches Under 300 Calories
1. Look at fiber count.
Fiber helps keep you full.
2. Be careful with saturated fat.
Healthy fat (unsaturated fat) is good for you. But be careful about saturated fat. It’s the unhealthy kind that you want to avoid. Many microwaveable meals are high in saturated fat (and salt).
3. Read the serving sizes.
Is a serving size half a container or a full container? Make sure to read how big a serving size is so that you don’t overdo it on calorie count.
4. Get protein.
Make sure to get protein at lunch. It will help keep you full.
5. Watch out for the protein bars.
Many of the “diet” or “low calorie” protein bars have fake sugars (even though they say they are made of natural ingredients!!) and have additives to “add” fiber artificially.
Just avoid them and have REAL food instead.
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