Over the years of reading countless food logs, I have noticed a pretty common trend at lunchtime. When preparation is lacking, people tend to resort to something that is convenient. Unfortunately, the result is often grabbing something from a fast food restaurant or Subway. Don’t get me wrong- a Subway sandwich is a good alternative to burgers and fries, but sandwiches aren’t the most beneficial food for our dietary goals.
In order to stay on track and reach your TCF Nutritional Goals, we need to have an excellent lunchtime meal option. One that I really enjoy making is a “Super Salad.” You can get creative with it and be generous with the veggies. Every Super Salad has some form of lean protein source on it. The combination of the protein and fiber will keep you “full” longer.
-Romaine Lettuce and/or spinach
-peppers- green, yellow, red, and orange
-grilled chicken or any lean quality protein
Try to avoid processed or simple sugars in dressing choice. Vinaigrette dressings are a good alternative. All dressing should be used in moderation.