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10 Budget-Friendly Lunches Under 400 Calories

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A well-balanced diet that includes fresh produce, high-quality protein and healthy sources of fat might seem difficult to afford, especially when you find yourself in the meat aisle. However, the good news is there are plenty of budget-friendly ways to eat healthily. These recipes take advantage of cost-saving ingredients like whole grains (bought in bulk) and plant-based proteins for less than 400 calories per serving.

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1. BLACK BEAN & CORN TACO SALAD | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 278; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 332mg; Carbohydrate: 45g; Dietary Fiber: 14g; Sugar: 18g; Protein: 12g

2. STIR-FRIED CAULIFLOWER “RICE” BOWL | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 277; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 212mg; Sodium: 523mg; Carbohydrate: 33g; Dietary Fiber: 10g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 14g

3. THAI CURRY TOFU OVER SWEET POTATOES | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 397; Total Fat: 17g; Saturated Fat: 12g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 379mg; Carbohydrate: 48g; Dietary Fiber: 11g; Sugar: 19g; Protein: 16g

4. CREAMY CAULIFLOWER AND CARROT SOUP | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 263; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 7mg; Sodium: 238mg; Carbohydrate: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 12g; Protein: 11g

5. BARLEY AND PROVENCAL VEGETABLES IN VINAIGRETTE | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 284; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 387mg; Carbohydrate: 43g; Dietary Fiber: 10g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 11g

6. CACIO E PEPE SPAGHETTI SQUASH BOATS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 288; Total Fat: 17g; Saturated Fat: 9g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 34mg; Sodium: 642mg; Carbohydrate: 26g; Dietary Fiber: 10g; Sugar: 14g; Protein: 15g

7. HEALTHY MU SHU TOFU | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 246; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 93mg; Sodium: 550mg; Carbohydrate: 29g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Protein: 12g

8. CREAMY WHITE BEAN AND SPINACH SOUP | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 98; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 128mg; Carbohydrate: 17g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 5g

9. BROCCOLI QUINOA TABOULI | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 195; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 62mg; Carbohydrate: 28g; Dietary Fiber: 8g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 9g

10. ZESTY SHRIMP LETTUCE WRAP | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 130; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 115mg; Sodium: 436mg; Carbohydrate: 10g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 15g

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