Sandwiches are one of the easiest, tastiest meals that combine all food groups. They can be delicious or carb-heavy and sleep-inducing.
Garlic and Zest's owner and publisher, Lisa Lotts, develops all the recipes. A tuna and white bean lettuce wrap is her favorite high-protein weight loss meal.
Beans provide plant-based protein. Dry beans are cheaper and greener than canned beans.
Joanna Wen, nutritionist and founder of Spices & Greens, praises the pairing of quinoa with a classic lean protein (think chicken or fish).
This satisfying lunch option packs 25 grams of protein per serving, and it's also high in healthy fats.
"Lentils are a great source of plant-based protein, with 18 grams per serving,
Admit it. Lunch may seem impossible while we're busy. Skipping lunch is bad for blood sugar and nutrients.