Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I came to SparkPeople after I'd been on Weight Watchers for many months. I regularly ate more than 5 fruits and veggies. I was eating lean protein and dairy. I was drinking more water than before I was on WW. ( added more since coming to SP.) All in all I took my fairly healthy Weight Watcher eating habits and took them to a new level with SP. Particularly, counting my sodium has changed the way I eat for the better.
One thing I really miss from my old eating habits is deli luncheon meat. I used to add it to omlettes, my salads, and sandwiches almost every day. I'd even grab some deli meat for a snack, or wrap it around a dill pickle or fat free cheese slice. It was very convenient, low fat, and good protein. However, it is difficult to stay within the sodium limits when you include much deli meat. Add bread and condiments, or salad dressing for that matter, and you compound the problem.
I'm looking for a substitute for deli meats. For the most part I have rice (preferably brown rice) and beans and a veggie for lunch instead of omlette, chef salad, or sandwich. I find the new menu satisfying, but I often go over the limit for 35 gram fiber recommendation. Some days I want something different.
Perhaps you have a suggestion for easy, tasty, healthy lunches. Right now, I usually eat lunch at home, but sometimes have to pack a lunch for work. Ideas, please. Thanks, SparkFriends!!