I'm guessing like most of you, I work full-time in an office and get 1 hour for lunch everyday. Now prior to Nov. 8th (the day I began this journey) I would usually go out for lunch and grab something from a local deli or Wendy's- I did this at least 4 out of the 5 days a week I work. Then I would come back to work, sit at my desk for another 4 hours, and drink Coke. Obviously this is an equation for fatness. And poorness. Everytime I went out I would easily spend $6 which when multiplied by the 4 times a week I would go out= $24 which you all know in the process of a year would equal= $1,272 just for a lousy deli sandwhich or chicken nuggets? That is just stupid.
Here's what I do:
- I am realistic with myself in knowing that if I have to make a healthy low-POINT lunch every day before I go to work...well- it's just not going to happen. Some of you might be able to spare an extra 15-20 minutes in the morning but I'm not leaving any room for failure so...
And now for my Cranberry Chicken Salad Recipe (6 servings):
2 Chicken Breasts, 1/4 Cup Craisins, 1/4 cup Celery, 1/4 Walnuts (optional), 6tbls Fat Free Mayo, Dry Ranch Dressing Seasoning to taste and...VIOLA! I most often eat this as a sandwhich with 2 pieces of whole weat break but it also works great with crackers or on top of a salad.
Nutrition Facts (Per Serving): 126.7 cals, 1.5 fat g, fiber .9g, Protein 18g, carbs 10g.
What about you guys? How do you navigate through lunch?