Here are some of my lunch ideas that will hopefully help you on getting a good idea of building better lunches.Always try to include a serving of carbs (whole grains and wheat), protein (meat, nuts), a fruit, veggies, and a low sugar drink.

To give you some ideas,  here are some of my favorite options:

– Whole wheat sandwich with peanut butter and sliced banana (do not use white bread… it will do more harm than good). Another good option is a whole wheat sandwich with choice of meat, light mustard, slice of cheese, lettuce, and tomato.

-Fruit salad (slice your choice of kiwi, banana, apple, peaches, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew, strawberries, grapes, mandarin oranges, etc.) I also like to add in some almonds to add a little protein.

– Whole grain crackers with choice of meat, cheese, or tuna as a topper.

– Salad including with raisins, grapes, light mozarella cheese chunks,  sunflower seeds, olives, and pinto beans.

-ALWAYS try to choose water, lowfat milk, or 100 percent juices over sugary drinks such as soda.