If you think gourmet is the only way to go, what follows may disgust you.
However, if quick, easy and cheap are your thing read on.
The following lunch takes about 2 minutes to pack in the morning and less than 5 minutes to prepare at work. It contains less than 700 calories, more than 30 grams of fiber and costs less than $3. Here it is:
- 1 can of Great Value Chili Beans from Wal-Mart
- ½ an avocado
- 2 leaves of lettuce
- 1 small tomato
- 8 tortilla chips
Here’s what you do:
- Put the beans on a plate
- Heat in microwave for 1 minute
- Wash the lettuce and tomato
- Dice the tomato
- Shred the lettuce
- Peel the avocado
- After the beans are heated add:
- Shredded lettuce
- Diced tomato
- Half of the avocado
- 8 crunched Tortilla chips
Want to make it more interesting? Consider adding: salsa, olives, cheese or whatever.
Concerned about sodium? The can of beans will give you 60% of the RDA sodium limit. The 8 chips add an additional 1%. Personally, I get very little sodium at breakfast and supper so I don’t worry about it. If this is an issue, you can rinse the beans.
Healthy lunches promote productive afternoons. Give this one a try and notice what happens to your energy and focus.