Midday Meals

Keeping your energy up throughout the day can be a challenge when you are busy at work or school or with the kids. Suddenly you look up, it is 2:00 pm and you are starving. It is easy to grab the first edible thing you see, which is often high-calorie chips, cookies or sugary drinks. But, if you follow these healthy lunch and midday snack tips, you can avoid losing control of what you eat in the afternoon.

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13. Get creative!

Get creative!
Lunch will be the highlight of your day if you know you are going to eat something good. Reinvent your sandwiches by using different breads, meats, cheeses and condiments (try these savory sandwiches from around the world). Take advantage of the flavored gourmet tortillas and make a satisfying wrap with roasted vegetables and different types of hummus. Add a variety of new ingredients to your salads, including toasted nuts, dried or fresh fruit, and homemade dressings. Whip up a dynamite dip for your cut vegetables or baked chips. Make fruit salads with fruit you have never tried before. Your lunch choices are limited only by your imagination. You will never get bored with your lunch if you let your culinary creativity keep you happily well-fed.

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Comments on "Fast, healthy lunch and midday snack tips"

Saucy July 19, 2009 | 5:03 PM

Good info but not enough recipes!!

courtney:) July 09, 2009 | 11:31 AM

i need something thats always in the house..im only 13 and i dont want to get larger than i should.And its not like im can walk or drive 6 blocks to the store!:) so could ya please give me something that i can whip up?! i can use the stove. but i just need something quick and healthy.:):):)

Shelly September 23, 2008 | 4:00 AM

This is an excellent guide to making lunch healthy - and exciting. The sandwiches around the world idea is awesome!

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