Still, Slim Fast knows what they're talking about. But instead of drinking Slim Fasts for breakfast and lunch, I have other (and probably healthier, if not quite as low in calories) options. I've talked about my favorite breakfasts before--cold cereal (Special K, Mini Wheats, Cheerios, Corn Pops, etc.) with 2% milk or yogurt (plain or plain Greek) with fruit and granola. And I've also mentioned my "snack" of pita chips, goat cheese and hummus--which more often than not serves as a meal, that being lunch.
Of course, I go through food phases and currently my favorite lunch is something along these lines:
Although my favorite Trader
Joe Ming's noodle box is actually the Pad Thai. Followed by the Kung Pao. The Satay are actually my least favorite, but the only ones I took a picture of. I love these noodle boxes because they're tasty and filling and only something like 300 calories!
The Stoned Wheat crackers? Freaking delicious. I usually eat about 4-6 of those along with one noodle box for lunch, and that keeps me full for a good six hours.
While I completely agree that eating a bunch of small meals throughout the day is probably the best way to go, I only did that for an extended period of time back in 2008, and then only because I didn't have time for three meals a day. So if you're going to eat three meals a day, sticking with some healthier, slightly smaller-portioned options for breakfast and lunch and following it up with a "sensible" dinner is my version of the Slim Fast Plan :o) More than anything, though, this entry is about giving you some lunch ideas that don't involve deli meats soaked in salt baths and fast food fried in vats of oil.