10 Budget-Friendly Lunches Under 400 Calories

 

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10 Budget-Friendly Lunches Under 400 Calories 1. BLACK BEAN & CORN TACO SALAD | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES 2. STIR-FRIED CAULIFLOWER “RICE” BOWL | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES 3. THAI CURRY TOFU OVER SWEET POTATOES | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES 4. CREAMY CAULIFLOWER AND CARROT SOUP | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES 5. To help you make good food without breaking the bank, we’ve compiled 10 budget-friendly recipes that will help you make the most of your hard-earned cash—all for under 400 calories. Check out our post on 10 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget to learn more. 10 budget-friendly lunches all under 400 calories. It IS possible to find healthy lunch options that tick all the boxes – tasty, suitable for making ahead to save time, budget-friendly, low calorie, and fast.

All ten of these recipes fit the bill! Some come from our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge which is all about getting ahead with meal prep. 10 budget-friendly lunches all under 400 calories.

It IS possible to find healthy lunch options that tick all the boxes – tasty, suitable for making ahead to save time, budget-friendly, low calorie, and fast. All ten of these recipes fit the bill!10 Lunch Ideas Under 400 Calories 1. Hard-Boiled Egg and Snack Plate. Protein-packed eggs are nice and hearty but low in calories — one egg contains just 2. Peanut Butter Banana Tartine. A tartine is a fancy French word for an open-faced sandwich, but all you need to know 3. Tuna Salad.

10 High-Protein Lunches Under 400 Calories. These low-cal lunches will keep you full. By Audrey Brun o. Getting through the day is much easier when you’ve got a low-calorie, protein-packed lunch. This egg salad wrap is simple and delicious. Iceberg lettuce makes a great low-carb swap for bread to serve the egg salad.

Serve with 1/2 cup carrot sticks (about 1 medium carrot)-instead of the 1 cup the recipe suggests-to come closer to 400 calories, or, to eat more veg, go for the full cup and you’ll clock in around 435 calories. These healthy meals under 400 calories make meal planning a breeze. Browse our complete collection of low calorie recipes on Cooking Light. It’s easy to keep track of what you eat when you build a strong portfolio of delicious low-calorie meals. Luckily, we have 40 recipes that will all make for delicious, filling family meals under 400 calories per serving!

1. Cheesy Twice-Baked Potatoes and Broccoli Casserole: Your family will love this delicious casserole full of cheesy potatoes and broccoli. Easy weeknight meals on a budget ARE possible. We’ve rounded up our favorite cheap dinner ideas for affordable meals that will feed a family of four for just $10 (or less!).

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This is easier to do when lunch consists of a cheese sandwich made with two slices of bread and either 1.5 ounces (42 g) of cheese and a half-cup tofu (mixed with mustard and onion) instead of vegetable and cheese pizza, minestrone soup, or stir-fry.

“Plant-Based Sports Nutrition: Expert Fueling Strategies for Training, Recovery, and Performance” by D. Enette Larson-Meyer, Matt Ruscigno
from Plant-Based Sports Nutrition: Expert Fueling Strategies for Training, Recovery, and Performance
by D. Enette Larson-Meyer, Matt Ruscigno
Human Kinetics, 2019

In general, the lower calorie plans have 4 oz. serving sizes of fruits (small versus medium), 1 tablespoon of regular salad dressings, 1 tablespoon of nuts, 0.6 oz. of cheese, and 2 oz. of meat, fish. or poultry at lunch and 3 oz. at dinner.

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from The DASH Diet Action Plan: Proven to Lower Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Without Medication
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Since you’ll be combining your 6 oz. of fruit and 6 oz. of vegetables for lunch into 12 oz. of vegetables (or 6 oz. of vegetables and 8 oz. of salad into 14 oz. of vegetables for dinner) you can pretty much ask them to load up the rest of your bowl with whatever kind of produce they have.

“Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin and Free” by Susan Peirce Thompson, PHD, John Robbins
from Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin and Free
by Susan Peirce Thompson, PHD, John Robbins
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Salad bar: Dark green lettuce (I pass up the iceberg because there is not as much nutritional value in it, nor does it keep you full for very long), tomatoes, garbanzo beans, cucumber, onion, broccoli, cauliflower, beets, raisins, with a scoop of tuna fish or pulled chicken.

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B&H Publishing Group, 2011

Great choices include smoothies, sandwiches (see table 10.5 on page 333), whole­grain cereal, marinated salads, stir­fries, healthy baked goods, bean soups and stews, seasoned tofu, sushi, avocados, trail mix, toast with nut butter, power bars, yogurt with fruit and granola, and pasta dishes.

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by Brenda Davis, Vesanto Melina
Book Publishing Company, 2014

Alexia Lewis RD

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  • load yourself with carrots, tomatoes and sweet potatoes guys. Carrots can be stored in fridge for nearly a month. Tomatoes go well with everything. And sweet potatoes are nutritious and fulfilling.

  • Ayyyeeeee, good to see found the niche of Australian supermarket options. Everything I see on YouTube are people from the USA. Also, been having the tiptop and vegemite snacks at work so much better than normal bread.