Category Archives: lunch

Spinach and cheese turkey burgers

1 lb ground turkey
2 eggs
Handful chopped spinach
2 oz goat cheese (feta cheese would be great as well
Garlic powder
Onion powder

Form into 4 patties and put in oven on high broil. Brown each side and done when the center is no longer pink. About 20 mins (10 each side)





Posted by on September 8, 2012 in Healthy Eating, lunch


Avocado tuna salad

Super simple lunch that taste so yummy! you can use homemade guacamole in this recipe but I used wholly guacamole

1 package of tuna in water
2 tbs guacamole
1 tbs mustard
Chopped red onions
Tomatoes, diced
Ms dash garlic and Herb seasoning (if desired. I found it didn’t need any seasoning)

Mix all ingredients well and serve in lettuce boats. This works well with butter, Boston, Bibb, and romaine lettuce!


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Posted by on August 27, 2012 in Healthy Eating, lunch


Tuna burgers

So simple! I make these when I want to have something for lunch for a few days

1 12 oz can tuna
1 whole egg
Then if you want add peppers, onions, or whatever seasoning you like. I added ms dash garlic and herb seasoning

Make about 4 parties and put into a skillet on medium high heat. Cook until each side is browned.




I love eating all my burgers with one slice of Ezekiel bread, avocado and mustard!

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Posted by on June 13, 2012 in Healthy Eating, lunch


Sweet and Sour Chicken



Ingredients: serves 1
1tb sugar free apricot preserves
1tb spicy brown mustard
1tb low sugar ketchup
1 red pepper
Garlic powder
Crushed red pepper
4 oz chicken cut in cubes

Heat skillet on medium-high heat and spray with non stick cooking spray
In a small bowl mix together the apricot, mustard, and ketchup
Add chicken and add garlic powder and crushed peppers for seasoning
Once chicken has cooked add red peppers
Once peppers have cooked for a few minutes, add the sauce mixture. Stir it in and let it cook just a few more minutes.
I served mine over quinoa but you can try brown rice or even eat it alone!

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Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Healthy Eating, lunch


Turkey burger

Today’s lunch is turkey burgers with cooked spinach on the side.


The recipe for the turkey burgers:
1 lb ground turkey
2 egg whites
1/2 cut oats
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup chopped red pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped spinach
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all together well. (I used my hands)
Then make into about 6 patties. Cook on a hot skillet until done!

I say get creative with what veggies you want to add.




Posted by on May 6, 2012 in Healthy Eating, lunch


Lettuce Wraps

Back on my food experimenting spree. It’s giving me something to do to fill my free time and helps me add some healthy variety to my diet.

You need:
6 lettuce leaves washed and dried
1 TB sesame oil
2tsp ginger
1 tsp minced garlic
1 red pepper sliced
1 can water chestnuts, drained and sliced
1.5 cups broccoli slaw
1/2 cup orange slices chopped
2TB slivered almonds

3 TB low sodium soy sauce
1 TB rice wine vinegar
1 packet stevia
1/4 tsp black pepper

1/2 pound cooked and chopped chicken

Mix all the sauce ingredients and set aside
Heat the sesame oil in a skillet. Add ginger, garlic, red pepper, water chestnuts, and broccoli slaw. Cook for about 5 minutes or until veggies are slightly tender.
Add sauce mixture and chicken and cook about 10 minutes.
Turn off flame and add chopped oranges and almonds
Spoon the mixture evenly onto the lettuce wraps

Again. Another hit. I love what the oranges add to it. It’s perfect. I had my coworker taste it to confirm and she Said “it’s REALLY good!”

Nutrition data:
Serves 2. 352 calories, 38g protein, 26.5g carbs, 10.5g fat




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Posted by on April 10, 2012 in Healthy Eating, lunch


Quinoa chicken salad

Last night I also prepared my lunch. This chicken salad with quinoa. Never had quinoa before until today. I think it turned out really well. I have said that about everything right? Well it’s the truth. Quinoa (keen-wah) is said to be a great source for protein and fiber.

Cook 1/4 cup quinoa in 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth for about 15 minutes. Add 1/4 cup diced cucumber 1/4 cup red peppers, and 3 1/2 ounces of shredded chicken. Whisk together 2 teaspoons of olive oil, teaspoon like juice, 1 tbs rice wine vinegar, 1 tbs chopped cilantro, 1 tbs chopped scallions, 1/2 teaspoon cumin and a pinch each of salt and red pepper flakes. Pour mixture over chicken cucumbers and red peppers. Mix together. Enjoy!



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Posted by on April 4, 2012 in Healthy Eating, lunch