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3 Budget-Friendly Lunch Ideas

Forget the food court! Packing lunch is a healthy, budget-friendly habit.

Pack nutritious food fast with “planned extra” leftovers for lunch.

Try these tasty ideas:

  • Cook extra chicken for dinner. For lunch, wrap chicken in soft tacos, with crunchy cabbage and shredded carrots, a sprinkle of feta and big squeeze of juicy lime or any other fillings you like. 
  • Roast extra root veggies. Layer them on crusty whole grain bread with hummus and baby spinach for a scrumptious sandwich.
  • Toss extra cooked whole-wheat pasta, couscous or barley with pesto, cherry tomatoes, lentils and small cheese chunks for a protein-packed salad.
Be sure to check our 1 Ingredient, 3 Easy-to-Make Meals ideas too.
 
by Rola Zahr, MPH, RD

Adapted from The Dietitians of Canada’s Nutrition Month Campaign Materials. Find more information about Nutrition Month at:www.nutritionmonth2016.ca

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