Tag Archives: lunch

Refreshing Cucumber Salads for Summer

Cool, refreshing, low-calorie cucumbers are filling the bins in abundance at the farmers market. A cup of cucumbers may only tally up to a scant 16 calories, but it’s packed with plenty of potassium, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K and magnesium. Whether in a salad, sandwich or dip, cukes add a light, hydrating and energizing freshness to everything they’re served… Read More

Apple Quinoa Harvest Salad

Whether you prefer to go apple picking in the orchard or at the grocery store, this is the season to grab them by the bushel while they’re still fresh and in season! Think beyond pies, tarts and strudels though…these naturally sweet, fiber-full and nutrient-packed fruits can be used in a variety of sweet and savory dishes that are just as… Read More

400 Calories or Less: 6 Easy Healthy LUNCHES!

You’re probably lucky if you had enough time this morning to wait for your coffee to cool down sufficiently before chugging it and dashing out the door. So packed home-made lunches rarely make it on to the A.M. train to work, as commuters quietly suck on their first-degree tongue burns while lost in quiet thought and mentally preparing for the… Read More

Chipotle Mango Fish Tacos in Lettuce Wraps

These aren’t your typical beer-battered fish sticks smothered in sour cream and wrapped in flour tortillas. Nor are they your typical battered fish stick smothered in sour cream and wrapped in flour tortillas that have had some fat and carbs removed from them for good measure. These are waaay more fun, spicy, saucy and sassy. And have had a lot… Read More

Healthy Vegan Pad Thai

Step away from the Asian take-out flier that someone (someone???) magnet pinned to your fridge. Step. AWAY. Yes, you’re tired after a long day. Yes, you’re starving. Yes, you don’t feel like slaving in the kitchen. Yes, you have a craving for something a bit different from your usual grub. Yes, you just happen to have an Asian fast-food flier… Read More

Black Bean & Butternut Chili

As the cold and dark days drag on, a warming, dazzlingly colorful and flavor packed dish like this one is exactly what you need to perk up your body, mind and soul. Featuring seasonal produce and piquant spices, this vegan chili is a perfect low-fat and low-calorie meal. It’s also a winterized nutrition pack in a steaming aromatic bowl, with… Read More

Thai Quinoa Salad

Here’s a delicious vegan dinner that you can throw together for a Meatless Monday or for any other day of the week that calls for a quick, easy, delicious, filling and low-calorie meal. The base of this salad is quinoa, which is a mild-flavored gluten-free pseudo-grain that outranks all other grains when it comes to high and easily-digestible protein content.… Read More

Top Weight Loss Foods that Really Fill You Up

One of the most common things that puts people off of “dieting” is the fear of dealing with constant nagging hunger pangs. It’s true, hunger can be a dieter’s worst enemy – but not necessarily for the reasons you think. Certainly, eating for weight loss involves adjusting what, when and how much you eat throughout the day. However, a constant… Read More

10 Delicious Low-Cal Food Swaps for the Dishes You Love

Motivated to stick to those weight loss resolutions, but having trouble unsticking to those oh-so-comfy comfort foods? You don’t have to turn away from favorite dishes and flavors when a lot of the not-so-healthy staples can easily be replaced with more wholesome, nutrient-dense and weight-friendly ingredients. Experiment with these 10 healthy food swaps in your old favorite recipes, or let… Read More

7-Day Weight-Loss Cleanse

Nowadays, “detox” is what tanned, golden-haired skinny people do as they chew on raw leaves and sip their lukewarm lemon waters while staring peacefully out of their luxury lodge windows at the mountain spa retreat. But it wasn’t always. Once upon a time, “detox” was something everyone’s body did all the time, through normal, healthy body functions. Detoxification is one… Read More