5 Skin-Friendly Meal Ideas That Are Easy to Make!

5 Skin-Friendly Meal Ideas That Are Easy to Make!

Are you tired of meals being an overpriced, nutritional train wreck? Do you groan and drag your feet every time you think about packing lunch? Here’s some motivation: It’s simply better and cheaper for you. When you make your own meal, you can use fresh ingredients, watch your sodium intake and control portion size—three things that aren’t so easy to do when grabbing food on the fly.
1) Egg-White Salad Sandwich
Take three chopped hardboiled egg whites, mix with 2 tablespoons of plain hummus (instead of mayo), and top with 1/4 avocado, tomato and onion slices on 100 percent whole wheat bread. You’ll get protein, antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber, which can help lower cholesterol and prevent that post-lunch blood sugar rollercoaster.
2) Chicken Cesar Salad
Top prewashed romaine lettuce with sliced grilled chicken (homemade or pre-poached from a grocery like Trader Joe’s), a handful of Parmesan flakes, and about 2 tablespoons of Bolthouse Farms Caesar Parmigiano (it’s yogurt-based and only 45 calories per 2 tablespoons). Serve with two FiberRich Plus bran crackers, crumbled and sprinkled on top.
3) Turkey Wrap
Take one La Tortilla 100-calorie whole-wheat wrap (they come in a “low carb” version, too), add sliced turkey, avocado, mustard, lettuce and tomato. By swapping the mayo for avocado, you’ll be adding filling healthy fats (vitamin E, for example) to your meal. Plus, the combo of turkey and whole-wheat gives you lean protein and fiber that will make you feel full for hours.
4) Chicken Noodle Soup
The night before, toss chopped celery, carrots and chunks of cooked chicken breasts into a pot of low-sodium chicken broth and simmer for 30 minutes. Then add some carb-free Miracle Noodles for one minute. You’ll have a tasty chicken noodle soup that gives you plenty of protein without too much sodium—a common pitfall of many packaged soups.
5) Low-Fat Chicken Salad
Buy a prepared chicken breast at your local grocery, or cook your own the night before. Shred or cube the chicken and add up to 2 tablespoons of light mayonnaise, some chopped celery, and salt and pepper to taste. Pair with two FiberRich Plus crackers, and you’ll have a healthy take on a simple lunch.

Bon Appetit!

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