We all love food, don’t we? Especially the ones which come with large doses of titbits that make our taste buds dance. But there is one annoying thing that comes along with our delicacies. Yes, you got it right. Calories! You want a nutritious meal that gives you a rush of energy. And you want to satisfy your taste buds too. It appears you have been in quest of this combo since the dawn of mankind, but just could never get your hands on it.
Well, fret not! The wait is finally over. We understand you, and that’s why we have come up with Low Calorie Lunch recipes that are both super-nutritional and delicious. And guess what? They are no more than 400 calories each.
1. Chicken Salad Pita
1 wheat pita stuffed with 1/2 cup of chopped chicken breast, 1/2 grated apple and 1 teaspoon of low-fat Greek yogurt.
Low-fat Greek yogurt is one of the best sources of calcium and vitamin D!
2 stalks celery, chopped; 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper; 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper; 1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper; 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved; 1/2 cup chopped green onion; 1 (16-ounce) bottle Italian-style salad dressing; 1/2 cup grated Parmesan.
Whole wheat pasta is rich in complex carbohydrates and fiber!
Calorie Count: 395
3. Red Lentil And Sweet Potato Pate
1 tablespoon olive oil (plus extra for drizzling), ½ finely chopped onion, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (plus a little extra), 1 small peeled and diced sweet potato, 140 grams of red lentils, 3 thyme sprigs (leaves chopped), 500 ml low sodium vegetable stock, 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar, pitta bread and vegetable sticks to serve.
Olive oil is beneficial in curing Diabetes and Obesity. Pitta bread is high in carbohydrates and protein and very low in fat.