Breakfast tends to get all the attention for being the “most important meal of the day,” but lunch isn’t far off. Eating lunch raises your blood sugar in the middle of the day, helping you to focus the rest of the afternoon. It’s also been shown that people who eat lunch tend to weigh less because they don’t overeat at dinner.
If you’ve been skipping lunch, it’s time to reassess your meals and make room for a light mid-day meal. You’ll feel better and be less likely to overcompensate at dinner.
Below are some chicken wrap ideas that will motivate you to start eating a healthy lunch. They’re a nice break from traditional sandwiches, and they contain fewer fat, calories and carbs than other popular lunch options.
Shawarma refers to thinly sliced cuts of meat – in this case chicken – that have been heated through. Combine the chicken with spices like cumin, coriander and turmeric and add it to a warm pita with Greek yogurt sauce. You can also add cucumbers, grape tomatoes and chopped romaine for a healthy serving of veggies.
Combine ground chicken with an Asian sauce that uses ingredients like hoisin, soy sauce and rice wine vinegar. Once cooked through, add the chicken to lettuce leaves. Cooked white rice, chestnuts and green onions top this meal off with extra flavor and texture.
If you love Caesar salads, you’ll enjoy this light recipe for lunchtime. This recipe is actually made in the slow cooker, giving the chicken plenty of time to absorb the flavors. But you can also make it out of the slow cooker by combining chicken with Caesar dressing and shredded parmesan. Spoon it into tortilla shells and enjoy a flavorful, low-fat lunch.
Another low-carb favorite, these chicken salad lettuce wraps are perfect for a light lunch. Make your favorite chicken salad or try the recipe link above. This recipe uses buttery rotisserie chicken along with bacon, celery, green onion and various spices. Scoop the chicken salad onto lettuce leaves or a slice of whole wheat bread.
This recipe is similar to any ordinary grilled chicken wrap except that it’s scooped generously onto a warm flatbread instead of a tortilla or lettuce leaf. But this is what makes it great! Season rotisserie chicken and add cherry tomatoes, romaine lettuce and cucumbers onto a flatbread.
These simple, healthy recipes are perfect for a light lunch. They’ll keep you feeling full and satisfied, giving you the stamina, you need to get through your work days! If you and your coworkers are planning to dine out for lunch, pay a visit to La Rosa Chicken and Grill. We have healthy lunch options for everyone thanks to our fresh salads, signature sides and preservative-free chicken.