10 Minute Lunches

Quite often, I find valuable resources when it comes to food, diet, and living a healthy lifestyle. These 10 minute, delicious recipes come from the publication Diabetic Journal. Enjoy!

10 Minute lunches, lettuce tomato

Cucumber Hummus Wraps

  • Spread 2 Tbsp hummus onto one 8” Low-Carb whole wheat wrap.
  • Top with 1/3 cup fresh spinach; ¼ cup each cucumber slices, shredded carrot and shelled edamame, 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil and 1 Tbsp crumbled feta cheese.
  • Fold the sides of the wrap up over the filling; tightly roll up the wrap.
  • Cut in half; wrap in plastic wrap.
  • Place 4/3 cup grapes in an airtight container.

SERVES 1:
CAL 270
CARB 43g (fiber 11g, sugars 20g)
FAT 9g (sat.fat 2g)
PROTEIN 15g, CHOL 8mg
SODIUM 344 mg

Sesame Tuna Lettuce Wraps

  • Place 4 large Bibb lettuce leaves in a lidded container.
  • In another lidded container, combine one 2.5 oz pouch albacore tuna, 2 Tbsp sliced scallion greens, 1 Tbsp light Asian toasted sesame salad dressing and 2 tsp chopped fresh cilantro.
  • Place ¼ cup shredded carrot, 1 Tbsp toasted slivered almonds and ¾ cup cubed fresh pineapple in separate lidded container.
  • To serve, make 2 stacks of 2 lettuce leaves each.
  • Spoon the tuna mixture onto the stacks; top with carrot and almonds.
  • Serve with pineapple.

SERVES 1:
CAL 237
CARB 23g (fiber 4g, sugars 16g)
FAT 8g (sat. fat 1g)
PROTEIN 19g
CHOL 31 mg
SODIUM 341 mg.

Salmon-Stuffed Mini Peppers

  • Cut 3 mini bell peppers in half lengthwise.
  • Scrape out and discard seeds and membranes.
  • Place the pepper halves, 14 thin nut crackers (such as Hint of Salt Nut Thins), and 1 6 oz peach in a lidded container.
  • In another lidded container, stir together one 2.5 oz pouch boneless, skinless pink salmon, 1 Tbsp light mayonnaise, 1 tsp lemon juice, and 1/8 tsp each garlic powder and ground pepper.
  • Refrigerate or store the containers in a insulated lunch bag with a frozen ice pack for up to 5 hours.
  • To serve, spoon the salmon mixture into the pepper halves.
  • Serve with the crackers and peach.

SERVES 1:
CAL 294
CARB 40g (fiber 4g, sugars 15g)
FAT 7g (sat fat 1g)
PROTEIN 22g
CHOL 40 mg
SODIUM 417 mg

** Refrigerate or store the containers in an insulated lunch bag with a frozen ice pack for up to 5 hours.

I hope you enjoy these quick recipes!  Do you have any of your own?  Please share!  If you need help preparing the right foods for your particular needs, please contact me.

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