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10 Satisfying Workout Lunches That Are Under 500 Calories

- 6th September 2017
10 Satisfying Workout Lunches That Are Under 500 Calories

I plan my entire day around eating. I think about what I want for lunch as I finish my breakfast. I have two interests – eating and complaining about getting fat because of what I am eating. My taste buds are the biggest j3rk$ I know and do not welcome food with low calories. All the coconut based Thai curry is going straight to my thighs and yet I have no self-control whatsoever. They say “You are what you eat”. Well, looks like I have eaten a really big person!

I started working out recently so that I could cut down some weight (read so that I could eat some more). I really want to make this work, so I have read about (surprise, surprise!) lunches that contain less than 500 calories and are rich in protein. And as obsessed as I am with food, believe me, these lunches will not only keep you fit, but will also satisfy your taste buds.

Check out 10 of the most satisfying yummies with their nutritional count. These are super easy to make, saving your time and energy. Share more in the comments section!

1. Pan-Seared Smoky Steak With Eggs (Wait, What?)

1. Pan-Seared Smoky Steak With Eggs (Wait, What?)

 Calories – 404
 Protein – 38.2 g
 Fat – 26.7 g (12.7 g saturated)
 Carbohydrates – 1.4 g
 Sodium – 1,265 g

2. Black Bean Chilli With Zucchini Ribbons And Greek Yogurt

2. Black Bean Chilli With Zucchini Ribbons And Greek Yogurt

 Calories – 358
 Protein – 20.2 g
 Fat – 7.7 g (1.1 g saturated)
 Carbohydrates – 58.5 g (18.5 g fiber, 21.1 g sugar)
 Sodium – 823.2 mg

3. Roasted Salmon With Lentils And Green Beans (Hallelujah)

3. Roasted Salmon With Lentils And Green Beans (Hallelujah)

 Calories – 334
 Protein – 40.1 g
 Fat – 5.1 g (0.8 g saturated)
 Carbohydrates – 31.9 g (11.9 g fiber, 3.1 g sugar)
 Sodium – 926 mg

4. Roast Chicken With Kale And Quinoa

4. Roast Chicken With Kale And Quinoa

 Calories – 379
 Protein – 34.8 g
 Fat – 10.6 g (1.4 g saturated)
 Carbohydrates – 38.6 g (5 g fiber, 1.4 g sugar)

 Sodium – 677 mg

5. Paella (We’ve Got Spanish Food And Everything)

5. Paella (We’ve Got Spanish Food And Everything)

 Calories – 467
 Protein – 27 g
 Fat – 12 g
 Carbohydrates – 58 g (7 g fiber, 7 g sugar)

6. Zucchini Boats With Stuffed Chicken Enchilada (For A Serving Of 4 Boats)

6. Zucchini Boats With Stuffed Chicken Enchilada (For A Serving Of 4 Boats)

 Calories – 464
 Protein – 48 g
 Fat – 14 g
 Carbohydrates – 44 g (12 g fiber, 18 g sugar)
 Sodium – 1,640 mg

7. Crock Pot Cauliflower And Chicken Chili

7. Crock Pot Cauliflower And Chicken Chili

 Calories – 432
 Protein – 46.6 g
 Fat – 18.3 g (4.5 g saturated)
 Carbohydrates – 22.6 g (7.5 g fiber, 9.5 g sugar)
 Sodium – 575 mg

8. Turkey-Basil Meatballs And Collard Greens (Yep, You Read That Right!)

8. Turkey-Basil Meatballs And Collard Greens (Yep, You Read That Right!)

 Calories – 478
 Protein – 31.2 g
 Fat – 23.1 g (4.8 g saturated)
 Carbohydrates – 37.1 g (9.9 g fiber, 12.7 g sugar)
 Sodium – 726 mg

9. Red Lentil Soup And Butternut Squash

9. Red Lentil Soup And Butternut Squash

 Calories – 416
 Protein – 24.2 g
 Fat – 8.4 g (1.5 g saturated)
 Carbohydrates – 64.3 g (22.6 g fiber, 8 g sugar)
 Sodium – 1,028 mg

10. Shrimp Salad With Avocado (I Couldn’t Believe My Eyes Either)

10. Shrimp Salad With Avocado (I Couldn’t Believe My Eyes Either)

 Calories – 328
 Protein – 23.4 g
 Fat – 24.1 g (4.1 g saturated)
 Carbohydrates – 9.2 g (4.4 g fiber, 1.4 g sugar)
 Sodium – 214 g

The nutritional facts mentioned in the list are also subject to the portions you eat. You cannot eat like a pehelwaan and expect to look skinny like Alia Bhatt. Eat healthy, stay fit! I’m out – my healthy (yummy) Paella awaits me!

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