Today, I have some healthy lunch options that I like to eat since starting Weight Watchers in January. This is what I enjoy and has worked for me as part of my daily meals.
Points on lunch meat can vary due to how the meat is processed. It needs to be less that 2% of items sugar as sugars, oil, and food starch. I have found 2 brands of turkey that are 0 points at Costco. There is the Columbus brand or Kirkland brand. You can also get the package of rotisserie chicken meat from Costco for 0 points too. I also use Kirkland ham for 1 point per slice.
As far as bread options, I have found 3 different ones that I like.
The first is Sara Lee Delightful breads. They are just 45 calories a slice. There is a white, wheat and multi-grain version. I like the white and it’s just 2 points for 2 slices on my WW personal points.
I also like Oroweat multi-grain sandwich thin multi-grain rolls and Thomas bagel thins. The sandwich thins are 4 points and the bagel this are 3 points. I prefer the bagel thins, but if I am wanting to keep my points really low, I always opt for the Sara Lee Delight bread. I just found some high fiber spinach and herb carb lean tortilla wraps from Ole Mexican Foods. They are 1 point each. They are great to put sandwich ingredients in too!
For my sandwiches, I like to spread on a tablespoon of Philadelphia chive spreadable cream cheese in addition to whatever meat I use. It works for my desire for both cheese and mayo on my sandwiches. If I use that, I don’t need anything else. It adds flavor and creaminess. If I’m not using lunch meat, then I do like to make a simple eggs salad. Since eggs are free on my personal WW plan, I only have to account for the little bit of light mayo that I use in the salad.
One of my favorite lunches are salads.
The all in one salad mixes from Costco are my favorite. I just divide the salads up between 4-5 containers. I also divide up and of the salad toppings and dressings too. Then I like to include some of the zero point deli turkey or rotisserie chicken to make the salad more filling. My favorite is the rotisserie chicken. I include about 1/4-1/3 cup of the chicken. My 2 most favorite salad are the Taylor Farms Asian Chopped Salad kit or the Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad kit from Costco. I get 4 salads from the Asian kit and 5 salads from the Kale kit. Both salads are 5 points plus 1 extra point on my WW Personal Points. These same salads are available in smaller kits at regular grocery stores. However, price wise, it’s best to buy the salads in larger kits from Sam’s or Costco.
One thing that really shocked me when I started WW in January was how high of point some tortilla chips are. One of my favorite brands was 1 point a chip. Ouch! I soon discovered that Food Should Taste Good’s multigrain tortilla chips were a better option coming in at 4 points for 10 chips. I pair it with the single servings of Kirkland Guacamole (2 points on my WW Personal Points) or I use half a serving to crunch up in the tortilla soup I am going to talk to you about next.
Soup is another one of my healthy lunch options that I love.
Soup tends to be the lowest point option that I have found. I already shared a soup recipe a love to make that is 0 points per serving. However, when I just don’t have the time to make my soup, there is a couple I grab from Costco. My absolute favorite on is their Kirkland Chicken Tortilla Soup (2 points for 1 cup). This in the one that I like to crunch up those multigrain tortilla chips in. I just use 5 chips for just 2 points. The other soup I will grab when I want something different is the CedarLane Organic chopped vegetable and barley soup (2 points for 1 cup). If you know of any other great healthy lunch options feel free to share in the comment section below.