7 Days of Lunch Ideas for Losing Weight

7 Days of Lunch Ideas for Losing Weight

7 lunch ideas for losing weight! -- The Pennington Point

While I am going to share what I eat for lunch, I must warn you that I am not a wiz-kid in the kitchen and I don’t have a talent for making delicious meals and drumming up a variety.  I like it plain and easy.  I’d basically eat Chick-fil-A for lunch every day if that was an option (salad, of course!).

But since there isn’t a Chick-fil-A within an hour from me I am forced to come up with food I can make at home.  Sad, right?

My diet is based on a book called, Diet Evolution, and once I got over the shock of making so many changes, I found it pretty easy to follow.  It took me a little time to get used to not eating chips and bread with lunch but it’s normal to me now.  Click HERE to read what I originally wrote about the diet.

Also, there are a lot of things you can do with almond flour and coconut oil and various other tricks, but I’m just not good at that stuff.  I’m sure you will have great ideas for these ingredients, but I’ve made it work for me without them.

I do this for a week then kind of mix it up, but eat basically the same thing each week:

1. Tuna mixed with a teeny bit of mayo over lettuce with chopped carrots, hard-boiled egg, chives, almonds, pumpkin seeds and broccoli (I don’t like tomatoes but if I did I would add them).  I use sugar snap peas instead of crackers.

2. Burger patty (turkey or beef) with avocado slices on top, on the side is carrots, broccoli and blue berries.

3. Grilled chicken (I love my George Foreman Grill for this and the burger patty!), fresh green beans cooked with almonds and onions, kale chips.

4. Huge Mexican salad with spinach, spring greens, carrots, broccoli, chives, ground beef (cooked with taco seasoning), avocados, sprouts, pumpkin seeds, grated hard cheese (like fresh Parmesan) and salsa.

5. Shrimp salad (boiled shrimp mixed with a teeny bit of mayo, onions and celery) over lettuce, side of snap peas and carrots (again, insert tomatoes if you like them!).

6. Nuts and Fruit.  If I’m really in a hurry I grab a handful of various nuts and some berries.

7. Egg salad over spring mix with broccoli

I don’t always need salad dressing anymore.  I have developed a taste for salad without it.  But if I want dressing I usually mix these in the blender: pumpkin seeds, crushed garlic, lemon juice, dijon mustard, olive oil, salt & pepper.

That’s it….pretty easy, right?  And I usually feel like I had a nice lunch and I’m very satisfied.

In case you missed it, here’s what I am eating for breakfast.  Click HERE to read what I originally wrote about the diet.

Happy lunching!!!

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  1. Thanks for these ideas. I love salads, the kids like them on occasion. So I cater more for their tastes for lunches (we homeschool so the kids are here all day). BUT, if I had these ingredients on hand and I had a salad instead of their faves……wheels are whirling here.

    Thanks again….I’ve enjoyed your weight loss journey.

  2. Not sure if you have tried this…but because we aren’t eating grains at this point (my kids are on a nutritional program and we all follow it so I don’t have to make multiple meals) we use a large romaine lettuce leaf as a hamburger bun. Sometimes when I am lazy I just make a hamburger salad, which is all of the hamburger fixings minus cheese (my kids have intolerance to dairy) and mix it up in a bowl of romaine lettuce. Crazy, but it works for us.

  3. I was just curious as to how many minutes/how far you walked each day? Thanks so much!