By Marsha McCulloch, RD, LD
Eating a healthful lunch can help control blood glucose, hunger, and weight. Lunch is a chance to fill up on healthful fuel for the rest of the day and fit in some important food groups. Get more mileage out of your lunch by including satisfying fiber from whole grains and protein from low-fat dairy products and other lean protein sources.
Even when you're in a time crunch, you can make and take these quick and healthful lunches. If you have more calories and carbohydrate grams to spend, simply add a serving of fruit and/or low-fat dairy to the meals below. Need ideas? This slide show will give you the basics on how to put together a simple lunch in a snap, along with meal ideas that are already done for you. Each one even includes the nutrition information to make meal planning easier.
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