When I am on early shift, I always say to myself that I will get up and make lunch, but I never do. Then its off to the canteen for a baked potato, or something naughty from costa. This wastes money, and isn't always a healthy option. Sometimes, a treat is well needed though, and a costa lunch goes down great!
So, last night I made two salads up, for today and tomorrow's lunches. I love salads, but it does take a while to cut up and prepare everything. To make it more worthwhile, I usually make two servings, either for dinner one night and lunch the next day, or like this, two lunches.
This salad contains (per box)-
Mixed salad leaves
6 Cherry Tomatoes
Half a red pepper
Quarter of a mozzarella ball
olives with feta
Served with honey and mustard dressing.
Using my favourite weight-loss tool, the myfitnesspal app and website (more about this another day), I worked out the calorie content as 314. I love salads, and with the olives, anchovies and mozzarella, this was tasty with a good variety. It is perfect for a low calorie diet, as its a balanced and tasty meal, and pretty low calorie. I had the first salad for my lunch, on its own, and as the second was for dinner on a late, I added some weightwatchers tomato soup. I also love my little pink salad box, which I will give its own special post.
What healthy lunch ideas do you have?