Healthy Lunch Week 1: Cheese, Cracker, and Hummus Plate

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Hi everyone!

I hope everyone is having a fabulous and safe Halloween!  Look for my next post for a fun fall treat and my homemade Halloween costume!

But for now, why don’t you take a look at my new series (is that the right word?) that I will be doing on my blog!  Since I am always coming up with new easy, healthy lunch ideas, I’ve decided to start posting one every week to hopefully inspire you all to eat healthy!

My goal is to try to fit in a whole grain, a dairy item, protein, and a veggie and/or fruit.

If you guys have any sort of ideas or requests that you would like to pitch, just comment or email me!

Now to start:

I started with cheese and crackers because everyone likes those.  I added some hummus and carrots because why not?  They’re healthy.  They’re delicious.  They win.

Hummus always wins.

Nutritional facts:

Brown Rice Triscuits with Salt and Pepper (1 serving, 6 crackers)…130 calories, 5 grams fat

Lower fat cheddar cheese (1 serving, 1 ounce)…50 calories, 2 grams fat

Baby carrots (1 serving, 8-10 calories)…15 calories, 0 grams fat

Hummus (1 serving, 2 Tbs.)…50 calories, 2 grams fat

1 glass orange juice (1 serving, 8 ounces) (not pictured)…110 calories, 0 grams fat

Total: 355 calories, 9 grams fat

*Try not to worry about 9 grams of fat.  It may sound like a lot, but the fat in hummus in all healthy olive oil fats like monosaturated fatty acids.

*If you are worried about 110 calories for orange juice, you can go for a lower cal option like Trop50, iced tea, or water.  However, as long as you keep the juice to 8 oz. it is good for you!  Under 400 calories for one meal is a good deal.

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And who can resist this?  It looks delicious!  And easy!  I can dig it.

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And if you’re still hungry, add some grapes, an apple, or a banana.  They always seem to fill me up for few calories!

Tune in next week for another healthy, delicious meal!

XOXO Sara

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2 thoughts on “Healthy Lunch Week 1: Cheese, Cracker, and Hummus Plate

  1. Hi there, In Israel and all over the Middle East – Hummus is a basic, staple food in its basic form (feel free to visit my new blog here and view my recipe). But over the past decade or so it has become only the base for so many delicious, nutritious recipes.

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