You’re finally ready to start eating better? The first thing that probably comes to mind is salad. This is good for your next lunch, but it might get pretty boring after three days in a row.

Try these 5 easy recipes that will keep you full longer and provide essential nutrients:

Quick Avocado Chicken Wrap

University, work, meeting friends… stressful days don’t leave much time for cooking. Prepare the Avocado Chicken Wrap the night before and take it with you to work so you can skip a fast food lunch.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients for a wrap:

Directions:

One wrap contains about 650 cal, 48 g of carbohydrates, 32 g of protein, and 35 g of fat.

Good to know

Avocados are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, which keep your heart and blood vessels healthy. The fruit also contains many antioxidants, protein, and potassium – !

Ratatouille with Creamy Polenta

Onion, bell pepper, zucchini, and eggplant are the main ingredients for this vegetarian dish. Add the comfort of creamy polenta to round out this ratatouille.  

Prep time: 30 minutes

Ingredients for 4 servings:

Directions:

One serving has about 403 cal, 55 g carbohydrate, 10 g protein, and 14 g fat.

Good to know:

The dish “ratatouille” originated in Nice. The French recipe was printed and distributed for the first time around 1930, after which it started gaining popularity beyond the region of southern France.

Low-calorie Zoodles with Chicken and Tomatoes

You don’t need any carbs to enjoy your favorite Italian dish! Just replace pasta with zoodles (zucchini noodles) and you’ve got a delicious low-calorie version. Are you vegetarian? Skip the chicken and add tofu or cashews instead.  

Prep time: 40 minutes

Ingredients for 3 servings:

Directions:

One serving of zoodles has about 260 cal, 6 g carbohydrate, 26 g protein, and 13 g fat.

Did you know…

…that zucchini has valuable vitamins like vitamin A, B, and C?

Shrimp & Broccoli Stir-Fry

No more Chinese takeout necessary! This is the perfect quick and easy meal. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients for 2 servings:

Ingredients for the sauce:

Directions:

One serving (without rice) has about 330 cal, 11 g carbohydrate, 38 g protein, and 11 g fat.

Ginger…

…adds zip to any dish and also has an anti inflammatory effect on your body.

Vegan Red Lentil Curry

Lentils are a powerhouse for protein. This low-cal curry is full of flavor and nutrients and really warms you up on cold, rainy days.

Prep time: 40 minutes

Ingredients for 4 servings:

Directions:

One serving (without rice) has around 390 cal, 33 g carbohydrate, 17 g protein, and 21 g fat.

Macronutrient: Protein

Lentils are very high in protein. 100 g of lentils have 27 g of this important macronutrient. Lentils are also loaded with essential minerals and fiber.

Meal-prepping done right:

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