Lose-Weight Lunches

Looking to drop pounds? We've got slimming, satisfying midday meal ideas for the entire week.


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Sushi Takeout

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California roll with low-sodium soy sauce; 3/4 cup edamame.

384 calories, 10g fat, 5g fiber


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Sweet & Savory Sandwich

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1 Arnold Whole Wheat Sandwich Thin spread with 1 teaspoon honey and 2 teaspoons mustard and filled with 2 ounces deli turkey, 1 ounce brie, and half an apple (sliced); 1 cup baby carrots.

393 calories, 10g fat, 10g fiber


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Rice & Veggie Bowl

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Amy's Brown Rice & Vegetables Bowl; one 100-calorie yogurt; 1 cup sliced strawberries.

409 calories, 9g fat, 8g fiber


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Veggie Chicken Sandwich

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1 vegetarian chicken patty (such as Morningstar Farms) on a whole wheat hamburger bun with lettuce and tomato, spread with a mixture of 2 teaspoons mustard and 1 teaspoon flaxseed; 1 cup red or green grapes.

373 calories, 8g fat, 8g fiber


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Chef's Salad

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2 cups mixed greens topped with 1 ounce each chopped deli turkey and ham, 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese, 1/2 cup each chopped tomato and cucumber, and 2 tablespoons low-fat Italian salad dressing; 2 whole-grain fiber crackers; 1 small peach.

366 calories, 14g fat, 9g fiber


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Refried Bean and Cheese Quesadilla

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Spread 1/4 cup fat-free refried beans on 1 whole wheat tortilla, sprinkle with 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, heat in toaster oven or broiler until melted, fold in half and cut into triangles; 1 ounce baked tortilla chips; 1 cup watermelon chunks/balls.

420 calories, 10g fat, 8g fiber


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McDonald's Grilled Chicken Ranch Snack Wrap; 1% Milk Jug

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370 calories, 14g fat, 1g fiber

Originally published in the July 2010 issue of Family Circle magazine.

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