Food Q&A: Lunch Rut

I'm looking for some new (non salad) lunch ideas.
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Need ideas for coping with restaurant buffets? Want some good snack ideas? In our Q&A series, WeightWatchers.com nutritionist and food editor Leslie Fink, MS, RD, answers questions about food, nutrition and weight loss.

Q: Help! I am stuck in a lunch rut. Do you have any ideas beside salads and frozen meals for lunches with low PointsPlus® values?

A: Don't despair! Mealtimes don't have to be boring just because you're trying to lose weight. There is a multitude of options to consider beyond boring salads and frozen dinners.

Enjoy the options below by themselves, or with a side salad and a bowl of our delicious Vegetable Soup.


TURKEY PITA SANDWICH
1 small pita 2
3 oz oven-roasted deli turkey breast without the skin 2
Spinach leaves, tomato slices, honey mustard 0
1 cup bell pepper slices with 1/4 cup store-bought hummus 3
TOTAL PointsPlus VALUE 7

EGG ENGLISH MUFFIN SANDWICH
English muffin 3
3 scrambled egg whites 1
1 oz low fat shredded cheddar cheese 1
tomato slices 0
1 cup vegetable soup 0
TOTAL PointsPlus VALUE 5

VEGGIE BURGERS AND FRIES
Light hamburger roll 1
Frozen vegetarian burger 2
Red onion slices, lettuce, tomato slices, ketchup 0
Large baking potato, thinly sliced, coated with cooking spray, sprinkled with Kosher salt and cooked at 400°F, until slightly browned, turning once, about 20 minutes 4
TOTAL PointsPlus VALUE 7

CHEDDAR AND BROCCOLI STUFFED POTATO
Large baked potato 3
1/2 cup cooked broccoli florets 0
1 oz low-fat shredded cheddar 2
1 cup vegetable soup 0
TOTAL PointsPlus VALUE 5

GREEK OMELET
3 egg whites 1
Sautéed chopped green pepper, onion, tomato (cooked with cooking spray) 0
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese 3
1 small wheat pita 1
TOTAL PointsPlus VALUE 5

VEGETARIAN MEXICAN WRAP
Burrito-sized wheat tortilla 2
Salsa, shredded lettuce 0
1/2 cup low-fat refried black beans, warmed 1
1 tbsp fat-free sour cream 0
1 ½ tbsp shredded reduced fat Mexican cheese 1
1 cup crudités with mango salsa 0
TOTAL PointsPlus VALUE 4

CHILI AND CHIPS
1 cup canned low-fat vegetarian chili, warmed 3
8 low-fat baked tortilla chips 1
1 cup crudités with 1/4 cup fat-free black bean dip 1
TOTAL PointsPlus VALUE 5

REUBEN AND VEGGIE SOUP
2 oz deli-sliced roast beef 2
1 oz Alpine Lace Swiss Cheese 2
2 slices high-fiber light wheat bread, toasted 1
1 tbsp low-calorie Russian dressing 1
1/2 cup packaged coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots) 0
1 cup vegetable soup 0
TOTAL PointsPlus VALUE 6

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