I must confess, I have a really hard time when it comes to finding delicious lunches that are healthy. Today I am going to share with you 5 healthy lunch ideas, that also happen to be heart healthy!
Chicken Breast Salad – Add grilled chicken breast to your favorite salad ingredients like spinach, celery, and carrots. Top with some slivered almonds and blueberries. Spinach is a very heart healthy green, it’s high in folate and is proven to help prevent heart attacks. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants which are great for a healthy heart.
Roasted Veggie Wrap Sandwich: Grab a whole wheat tortilla and fill it with cooked rice and your favorite veggies! Very filling, and very good for you! Try roasted veggies like red peppers, broccoli and asparagus. They are full of fiber and healthy vitamins that promote heart health. Add brown rice and help reduce the risk of high blood pressure!
Grilled or Poached Salmon: Fish is always a good choice, especially salmon. Salmon is rich in omega-3s and it greatly helps reduce the risk of heart attack when you eat it regularly. Add a side salad and some fruit and you have a delicious lunch that’s super healthy too!
Tuna Salad Sandwich: Salmon has more omega-3 fatty acids then tuna, but tuna is still and great source. Instead of mayonnaise try using yogurt and mix it with mustard and some finely chopped celery for some crunch. Make sure to use whole grains, it will help reduce your risk of heart attacks.
Veggie Chili: Adding a bunch of veggies to your chili makes it an excellent heart healthy lunch. Kidney beans contain omega-3 fatty acids and are low in fat, but high in fiber. You can make your own sauce using tomatoes too!
When in doubt, choose fresh vegetables and fruits and add some lean meats to your lunch. Eating a variety of fruits and veggies will have you on the path towards a heart healthy lifestyle in no time!