Lighten Your Lunch

Here are some ways to cut back on calories come lunch time!

  • Use a teaspoon of dry-roasted sunflower seeds instead of croutons on your salad. (Save 30-50 calories)
  • Choose a six inch turkey sub instead of tuna on your next trip to Subway. (Save 220 calories)
  • Spread a wedge of light cheese on your sandwich instead of a Swiss cheese slice. (Save 71 calories)
  • On a Caprese salad, hold the olive oil, when you have good mozzarella and fresh tomato all they need to compliment them are balsamic vinegar and basil, according to Leslie J Bonci, R.D., FITNESS advisory board member and director of sports nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Save 120-240 calories)
  • Order a cup of egg drop soup instead of wonton soup the next time you order out for Chinese (Save 50-100 calories)
  • Order a bowl of the Broccoli Cheese Soup rather than the Loaded Baked Potato soup at Chilis (Save 180 calories)
  • Have a Burger King Cheeseburger instead of the BK Veggie Burger (go figure!) Save 110 calories
  • Order any of Taco Bell's Fresco tacos or burritos instead of a salad (I know..crazy right?)Save 510-760 calories
  • Get an open faced grilled chicken sandwich with a half serving of fries and a side salad in place of a burger and fries (Save 300-500 calories)
  • Swap candied walnuts for an ounce of raisins on your salad (Save 115 calories)
Check out the next post on Downsizing Your Dinner
Fitness Magazine June 2011

Comments

  1. It is crazy but if you look at all the fast food "salads" out there it is so not worth it! It is such a ploy these places are doing to get customers in and then you wonder why "hey I am still gaining weight" eating a salad everyday.

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