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8 Delicious And Healthy Fall Lunches (Under 400 Calories Each!)

Mmm. Who's hungry? These recipes are delicious and also low in calories.

Fall means back-to-school, a change in climate, and a whole new slew of fresh produce. Maybe you want to start eating healthier at the turn of the season, or perhaps you just want to keep up on your healthy habits you’ve been engaging in all summer. Either way, fall is a great time to focus on eating healthy lunches.

Whether you’re at home during the day or trying to think of ideas of what to bring to work, here are eight healthy and delicious fall lunches, all under 400 calories each.

1. Turkey Panini With Apple, Cheddar, And Arugula

Make use of all those fall apples with this unique twist on a grilled cheese that’s only 235 calories. This fall favorite is loaded with sweet and savory flavor, and it’ll definitely keep you full throughout the day.

Cookin' Canuck

Recipe: Cookin’ Canuck

2. Chicken Enchilada Cauliflower Rice Bowl

Replace all those empty calories from white rice with fiber-filled cauliflower instead. This enchilada bowl is low in calories but high in nutrients, and it’s a lighter way to enjoy some of your favorite Mexican food.

Recipe Runner

Recipe: Recipe Runner

3. Spaghetti Squash With Bacon And Goat Cheese

If you’re a fan of pasta, you’ll likely enjoy spaghetti squash, a lower-calorie substitute for noodles. This lunch is flavored with bacon and goat cheese, but it’s low-carb and healthier than white pasta.


Recipe: Buzzfeed

4. Turkey Chili

Nothing screams fall more than a big bowl of soothing chili on a chilly day. This turkey-based version is filled with autumn spices and is only 336 calories per serving.

Ambitious Kitchen

Recipe: Ambitious Kitchen

5. Vegetable Soup

What better way to use up all your fall produce than in a bowl of vegetable-filled soup? This low-sodium lunch will help you keep you warm and provide you with the nutrients needed to get through the changes in season.

Spend With Pennies

Recipe: Spend With Pennies

6. Beet And Feta Cheese Salad

Salad’s don’t have to be made with just plain old greens. This beet and feta salad is just over 100 calories a serving, and it’s tossed in a light lemon vinaigrette.

Scrambled Chefs

Recipe: Scrambled Chefs

7. Mini Cauliflower Pizzas

Pizza doesn’t have to be loaded with calories. These mini pizza bites are made with a crisp cauliflower crust, and they’re only 98.5 calories a pop!

Damn Delicious

Recipe: Damn Delicious

8. Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Brussels sprouts get a bad rap, but prepared the right way, this autumn vegetable is tasty and filling — especially when it’s tossed with apples, walnuts, avocado, blueberries and an apple cider vinaigrette. The best part: It’s only 268 calories per serving.

My Fitness Pal

Recipe: My Fitness Pal