Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Healthy & Easy 5:2 Diet Recipes for One - Part Three: Solo Skinny Lunches

Solo Skinny Lunches Around 200 Calories

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Are you following the Two-Day 5:2 Diet Plan? Do you choose to do your two very low calories, fast-diet-days during your working week?
If yes to the above, it’s very likely that convenience will be a major factor choosing your diet-day lunch, just as much as wanting to make healthy & low calorie choices (probably under 200 calories).



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Unfortunately, this is not always as straight-forward as it seems, though. Even making supposedly healthy choices when buying lunch-on-the-go can be fraught with problems – for example, it is not unusual for shop-bought Chicken Sandwiches to actually contain almost 500 calories – that’s a woman’s fast-diet-day allowance all in one go!  


Ideas for Delicious, Healthy, Filling & Low Calorie Lunches

However, with a little bit of planning, diet-day lunchtime doesn’t need to be about fraught purchases from the nearest shop or fast food outlet. Lunch is a great opportunity to enjoy delicious, fresh, healthy, flavourful ingredients that help keep you filling full and satisfied until dinner, even around the 200 calorie mark. Here's some ideas:
Spicy Chicken & Mango Quesadilla & Yogurt Dip 214 calories

  • Two slices of bread alone can amount to 160-170 calories before adding in any filling, so instead of a sandwich think about wraps, pittas & quesadillas, which all naturally lend themselves to excellent choices for solo diet lunches
  • Soup is filling, nutritious and satisfying especially if you make your own.
  • Salads are vibrant and tasty, but prepare your own to avoid the hidden extra calories in dressings. For example, even 1 tbsp of 'Lite' Mayonnaise contains 42 calories. For more ways that you could be inadvertently sabotaging your Diet Days, just download my 5:2 Diet Days 'Hidden Calories' cheat sheet here.

    Need More Inspiration?


    If you are looking for more inspiration on filling, tasty and healthy Two-Day 5:2 Diet Plan Lunch receipes, then why not take a look at my Meals For One Diet Recipe Cookbook which also includes a Beginners Guide to the Two-Day 5:2 Diet Plan. The single serving calorie-counted recipes in this book make it so easy to enjoy delicious, perfectly portioned lunches for one, such as
    • Olive, Tomato & Feta Pitta with Basil Yogurt Drizzle - 193 calories 
    • Sweet Chilli Prawn & Pepper Wrap - 194 calories
    • Hoisin Duck Summer Rolls - 147 calories 
    Packed full of flavourful, natural, healthy ingredients, prepared in advance and ready and waiting for you, these delicious recipes won't leave you feeling hungry or unsatisfied after eating. The Beginners Guide to the Two-Day 5:2 Diet Plan Meals For One Cookbook is available from Amazon here in either paperback or as an ebook.
    You can also find more information on  this Healthy & Easy 5:2 Diet Recipes for One  mini-series:

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