6+ Healthy Lunch Recipes That Are Below 300 Calories!

I’m going to share with you my quick and easy lunch-to-go ideas that are, surprisingly, under 300 calories each. All of the ingredients I’ve chosen do not require any cooking and can easily be found at your local supermarket. The perfect food for those struggling to eat healthy, but do not have time to cook. These recipes will fill you up without filling up your waistline.

1. Albacore Tuna Pita Sandwich Pocket

These sandwiches are really convenient because they can be made in-advanced and tuna-sandwicheseaten in one hand while on the go. The pita bread is superior to normal sandwich bread and store bought wraps because they contain more fiber and they are lower in calories. The filling is really creamy and satisfying.

You will need:

  • 1 Pita Bread (140 calories)
  • ½ can of Albacore Tuna (60 calories)
  • 1 sliced Tomato (14 calories)
  • 2-3 slices of Avocado (35 calories)
  • 1 TBSP of Greek Yoghurt (16 calories)

Mix the yoghurt and tuna together, stuff your tomato and avocado into the pita pocket, and scoop the tuna on top as it should settle into the cracks.

2. Grilled Chicken Salad

For a low-carb and high-protein diet, a chicken salad is one of the easiest ways to get lots grilled-chicken-salad1of healthy protein, without sacrificing flavor. This salad comes with lots of healthy vegetables for vitamins and nutrients, lean protein from the chicken and cheese, and is still only around 290 calories! This is definitely a filling lunch that you’ll love to make.

You will need:

  • 3-4oz of lean Chicken Breast (165 calories)
  • ¼ cup of Mozzarella or Goat’s Cheese (35-45 calories)
  • 1 cup of Lettuce (7 calories)
  • 1 sliced Tomato (14 calories)
  • 1 TBSP of Mixed Seeds (55 calories)
  • 1 TBSP of Salsa (10 calories)

If you prefer, you may substitute the salsa with your preferred salad dressing, but be mindful of the calories in those, you can easily add another 100 calories if you are not careful. Mango salsa dips are superb for chicken salads; you get a nice sweet and savory spice with even more nutrients. The seeds can be up to you. You might also want to try adding cashews or peanuts for an added boost of more protein for those who need a post-gym lunch.

3. Vegan Couscous Salad

For those who love meals that have rice in them, you might also want to try out couscous couscous-saladinstead. Couscous is similar in texture, it’s filling, and adds another great taste to your meals. The best part is that couscous has only 2/3rds the amount of calories that rice has, a lovely addition to any vegetarian’s diet! This recipe is full of amazing vitamins and nutrients, protein, and flavor!

You will need:

  • 1 1/2 cups of Whole Wheat Couscous (100 calories)
  • 1 sliced Tomato (14 calories)
  • ½ cup of Red or Black Beans (55 calories)
  • ¼ cup of Chickpeas (66 calories)
  • ¼ cup of Corn and Peas (40 calories)
  • 1 TBSP of diced Onion

Yet, another easy lunch recipe that is packed with amazing flavor that will fill you up. For those who are new to couscous, feel free to season it to your liking. It will absorb flavors the same as rice, but it does have more of its own identity.

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Bonus under-300 calorie Breakfast and Dinner ideas!

You’ll find it’s rather easy to put together low-calorie recipes for breakfast if you make the switch from sugary cereals and pre-packaged foods. Even bagels can be pretty bad for dieters. Try making simple breakfasts on your own and you’ll be able to avoid piling up the calories. Here’s some quick breakfast ideas that you may already be eating and some that you’ll want to try out.

4. Instant Oatmeal with fruit

You might find that oatmeal is really tasty if you eat it with more than just the standard butter and sugar combo. Throwing sliced bananas, apples, blueberries, raspberries, or a handful of dates can really change your mind about this once-boring meal!

5. Homemade Egg McMuffin

Throw an egg into an oversized mug, microwave it, a piece of ham, cheese, and some toasted bread or muffins is the perfect breakfast combo that won’t hit you as hard as the fast food versions. That’s because the portion sizes are messed-up and they add a lot more salt and sugars in the mix.

Keep things simple with your dinners and you’ll find the same success as with your breakfast. Cut out all the extras and it’s easy to reach that 300-calorie goal. Here are some examples to get you going.

6. Grilled Steak and Peppers

Buy lean-cut tenderloin, its low in sodium, cholesterol, and calories. Throw in the peppers while you’re cooking for some good flavors, without relying on high-calorie sauces to ruin your diet.

7. Baked Salmon and Asparagus

A very simple 250-calorie recipe that is packed with great flavor and protein. Leave the salmon skin on while baking for a tender, juicy bite when it’s done. Asparagus is an amazing vegetable that will help fill you up and provide more essential nutrients.

8. Linguini and Fresh Veggies

Get your pasta fix while keeping your calorie count below 300. Use whole grain pasta for more beneficial fiber and lower calories. Use your own EVO and vinaigrette mix to avoid the costly calories from store bought dressings.

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Des M, helps people to live a healthier life. She is an established Health and Fitness author (over 12 years of experience) and founder of WomensFblog.com. She also loves writing about people and inspirational stories. Outside WomensFblog, her interests include traveling and cooking.

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