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These 10 Lunches (Under 400 Calories Each) Will Keep You Fit & Full

These lunches will leave you feeling satisfied, without ruining dinner plans.

It’s important to get that lunchtime meal just right. You need something that will be filling but won’t ruin your plan for a healthy lifestyle. You can bet you’ll be even more hungry come dinnertime, and a lunch with too many calories can mean you have to skimp on that last meal. And nobody likes going to bed hungry, right?

That’s why these 400-calorie (or less) meals are just what you need for a mid-day meal. They’re filling, but not full of calories. That’s all you’ve ever really wanted out of a lunch, isn’t it?

Check out these 10 recipes that will get you through the next two weeks of work. They’ll leave you feeling satisfied, without ruining your dinner plans. So, go on and enjoy a guilt-free lunch break.

1. Veggie & Hummus Sandwich

Dipping veggies into hummus is quite yummy, so why not combine the two into a sandwich that’s portable and great for lunchtime? You’ve got to admit— it’s not a bad idea. Get the recipe.


2. Chicken Salad

Chicken salad made with mayo isn’t all that bad for you — but for a healthier upgrade swap the mayonnaise for Greek yogurt and enjoy a classic during your lunch hour. Get the recipe.


3. Cauliflower Crust Pizza

I don’t know about you, but pizza is definitely my weakness. For a healthier way to enjoy it, give this cauliflower crust recipe a go. Get the recipe.


4. Turkey Taco Lettuce Wrap

Sandwiches and tacos are great, but switching out the bread and/or tortilla for lettuce will lead to an even healthier lunch option that’s just as tasty. Get the recipe.


5. Zucchini Lasagna

It’s hard to pass up a heaping helping of lasagna, but if you use veggies as noodles, your meal will get an incredibly healthy upgrade, and that doesn’t sound half bad. Get the recipe.


6. Tuna Salad

Tuna, arugula and lemon combine to give you a flavorful, low-calorie meal. You can’t go wrong with something this simple and tasty. Get the recipe.


7. Cobb Salad

A cobb salad can be a great way to fill up at lunchtime, especially if you swap the bacon for turkey bacon. Get the recipe.


8. Smoked Salmon Pita

Smoked salmon rolled into a pita with lettuce and tomatoes will be a tasty reprieve from your workday. Get the recipe.


9. Cheesy Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

A sweet potato stuffed with black beans and cheese and then topped with a poached egg will not only taste delicious, it will also have you feeling full for hours. Get the recipe.


10. Chocolate Banana Cashew Smoothie

In case you’re working a little during that lunch hour, a smoothie is a great way to fill up and get work done because, you know, you only need one hand to drink a smoothie. This chocolate banana cashew smoothie full of flavor and only 375 calories. Get the recipe.


I see quite a few tasty, low-calorie lunches in your future. What are you waiting for — eat up!

[h/t: PopSugar]