Light and easy meal ideas and recipes.

Lunch

  • Cobb Salad

    Cobb Salad

    Points: 3 (with the dressing)
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    If you don't love salad, you will after eating this one. It has chopped up hard boiled eggs, corn, chicken, diced ham and chopped turkey bacon. I used my home-made Ranch Dressing for 1 point, so the total for this salad is just 3 points.

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  • Thai Peanut Wrap

    Thai Peanut Wrap

    Points: 4
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    This Thai wrap has a bunch of Trader Joe's finds in it. The wrap itself (which is a small whole wheat low carb wrap), the Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette and the soy beans. It's a tasty wrap with lots of crunchy texture.

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  • Chickpea Vegetable Stew

    Chickpea Vegetable Stew

    Points: 0
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    This is a quick and tasty soup - zero points on the WW Freestyle plan. I like to use home-made chicken broth, but you can use store bought. 

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  • Turkey Chili

    Turkey Chili

    Points: 0
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    You can use extra lean ground turkey or extra lean ground chicken in this recipe. Zero points on the WW Freestyle plan. Recipe makes about 6 servings (2 cups each).

     

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  • Personal Pizza

    Personal Pizza

    Points: 3
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    Easy pie to put together if you make it with the zero point marinara sauce (made in advance). Good for the kids too. Simple but really delish. Recipe for zero point marinara sauce here.

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  • Artichoke Frittata

    Artichoke Frittata

    Points: 1 per quarter
    Calories: 119

    Whip this up in about 15 minutes. This delicious frittata is just 1 point per quarter, or 4 points for the whole thing (if you can finish it). I get the frozen artichoke hearts at Trader Joe's. Reference video for demonstration.

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  • Chicken & Apple Slaw Wrap

    Chicken & Apple Slaw Wrap

    Points: 5
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    The green apple slaw gives this wrap sweet and tangy flavor, and a little crunch. I used parchment paper around the wrap to hold this together and prevent it from spilling out the bottom. The wrap is a small low-carb whole wheat tortilla for 1 point. The shredded chicken was left over from a roaster I made the night before. 

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  • Italian Wedding Stew

    Italian Wedding Stew

    Points: 4
    Calories: 567

    The ravioli in this soup are mini bite sized ravioli. If you buy raviolis, just check or scan the package label for calories and nutritional information. Most raviolis are surprisingly reasonable when eaten in moderation. Recipe makes about 4 servings. Note: I deliberately left out the breadcrumbs in the turkey meatballs because extra lean ground turkey is dry. I find that the breadcrumbs don't really help with that.

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  • Shredded Steak Fajita Salad

    Shredded Steak Fajita Salad

    Points: 6
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    Super satisfying salad you can make for lunch or dinner. Easy to put together. Recipe makes 1 salad and 1 serving of dressing but you will have left-over shaved beef, which you can use in many ways: 1. For fajitas in flour tortillas 2. Additional salads. 3. Store in a container in the refrigerator for later use. Use in place of ground beef for chili, soups, vegetable stir fry, etc.

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  • Tomato Soup

    Tomato Soup

    Points: 4
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    I used a ramekin so I could put the soup bowls in the oven on broil - to get a nice melted cheesy top. Note: Fresh basil recommended for this (not dried). Recipe makes about 6 servings.
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  • Italian Salad

    Italian Salad

    Points: 7
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    If you do not use fresh herbs to season your food, you are missing out! Not dried herbs, but fresh herbs. The fresh basil, sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan and balsamic dressing here are a wonderful combination, mimicking anti-pasta salad. I also love Arugula lettuce. You can find the recipe for Balsamic Vinaigrette here >.

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  • Thai Salad with Chicken Cilantro Mini Wontons

    Thai Salad with Chicken Cilantro Mini Wontons

    Points: 7
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    Totally delicious salad, and easy to pack up and go.
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  • Chicken Tacos with Corn

    Chicken Tacos with Corn

    Points: 3
    Calories: 264

    Quick, tasty and very satisfying. 3 points per taco with a tablespoon of sour cream. Recipe makes 6 tacos.

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  • Broccoli Vegetable Soup

    Broccoli Vegetable Soup

    Points: 2
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    This is a quick and tasty soup that goes well with salad, bread-stick, crackers or sandwich. I used a ramekin with a lid so I could pack this up for lunch at work. Only points are in the olive oil and a few shaves of parmesan. Recipe makes 4 servings.
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  • Minestrone

    Minestrone

    Points: 3
    Calories: 345

    I like to cook the Ditalini pasta separate so it doesn't get soggy for leftovers. I make a big batch of this on the weekend and freeze it so I have it for many lunches and dinners to come. Recipe makes about 6 servings.

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  • Asian Chicken Salad with Water Chestnuts

    Asian Chicken Salad with Water Chestnuts

    Points: 3
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    Love the texture and flavors in this salad.
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  • Waffle Iron Frittata

    Waffle Iron Frittata

    Points: 4
    Calories: 327

    Don't freak out if you get a little egg spillage over the edges of the waffle iron when you cook this. This fritatta bakes up nice and fluffy. When it's finished cooking, use a spatula to lift and remove it from the iron.

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  • Waffle Iron Quesadillas

    Waffle Iron Quesadillas

    Points: 4
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    If you find a small low-carb wrap, and use 1/4 cup low fat shredded cheese, this is a very light and tasty quesadilla.
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  • Taco Salad w Chipotle Lime Dressing

    Taco Salad w Chipotle Lime Dressing

    Points: 5
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    This is a regular in my lunch line-up. I pre-grill the chicken in advance on meal prep day. It's seasoned with a dry rub of ground cumin and chili powder. The Chipotle Lime dressing can be found in the "Sides, Sauces and Dressings" section of this site but I have also listed the dressing recipe here.
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  • Wonton Soup

    Wonton Soup

    Points: 2
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    Very quick and easy lunch for days you are in a hurry. Recipe is for one individual portion but easily multiply this for more servings.
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  • Lentil Soup

    Lentil Soup

    Points: 0 (excluding sour cream and corn chips)
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    Easy, yummy and healthy lunch to heat up on busy weekdays if you make it in advance.
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  • Shrimp Tacos

    Shrimp Tacos

    Points: 4 points per Taco
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    These baja style tacos make it easy to stay healthy and focused. They are delicious, easy and light. Tortillas used in here are small white tortillas. Recipe makes 6 tacos.
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  • Turkey Sloppy Joes

    Turkey Sloppy Joes

    Points: 7
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    These are a super quick and easy lunch or dinner you can whip up during the week.
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  • Turkey Bacon BLTs

    Turkey Bacon BLTs

    Points: 6
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    These BLT's are good and filling thanks to the egg on them. Instead of mayo, these have 1/4 hass avocado.
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  • Mahi-mahi Burgers

    Mahi-mahi Burgers

    Points: 6
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    For this burger, I used a home-made pretzel bun I had previously made. The total calories and/or Points value for this burger, depends on the bun you use. I can't emphasize enough how much I love these burgers from Trader Joe's. You can find them in the freezer section near the fish.
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  • Poppyseed Chicken & Sun-dried Tomatoes Sandwich

    Poppyseed Chicken & Sun-dried Tomatoes Sandwich

    Points: 3
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    Just a really simple mix up on the ordinary grilled chicken sandwich.
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  • Southwestern Salad with Good Thins Corn Crackers

    Southwestern Salad with Good Thins Corn Crackers

    Points: 7
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    A very filling and tasty lunch or dinner you can eat at home, or pack up and go.
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  • Asian Chicken & Cabbage Salad

    Asian Chicken & Cabbage Salad

    Points: 3
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    This salad has a nice crunch, texture and different sweet and citrusy flavors to mix up your lunch line-up. Super light meal but tasty.
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  • Beets, Goat Cheese & Mint Salad

    Beets, Goat Cheese & Mint Salad

    Points: 7
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    This is one of my favorite flavor combinations. Inspired by Panera Bread's seasonal Watermelon Salad, the ingredients here have a very similar flavor profile. This is not a "diet" salad to me. This is a salad I would have any day. Feel free to add grilled chicken to make this more filling.
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  • Chicken Salad-Salad

    Chicken Salad-Salad

    Points: 5 (with the dressing)
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    This is basically chicken salad without the bread. The photo shows pecans, but to keep the calories lower, replace the pecans with pumpkin seeds.
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  • Greek Wrap

    Greek Wrap

    Points: 5
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    I used a small flour tortilla here for 2 points. To give it a stiff rounded shape, drape the tortilla over the grates of your toaster oven (edges facing downward) so it toasts in a bent, rounded shape.

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  • Imitation Panera Bread Strawberry Poppyseed Salad

    Imitation Panera Bread Strawberry Poppyseed Salad

    Points: 6
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    The Strawberry Poppyseed salad from Panera Bread is not served throughout the year, but they sell the Poppyseed dressing in most grocery stores.
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  • Chickpea Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing

    Chickpea Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing

    Points: 6 (for the dressing used)
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    The dressing is delicious on this.

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  • Meditereannean Quinoa Bowls

    Meditereannean Quinoa Bowls

    Points: 9
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    This makes a hearty lunch bowl you can eat at home, or easily pack up and go.
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