Healthy Lunch Options
Sponsored by Flatout
Every day when we are faced with decisions about what or where to eat, the choices seem limitless. Trying to be on a diet or a healthy nutrition plan can become confusing and difficult to understand for most people.
I know that eating clean is a way of life for me, but even I get bored with the same options over and over. Looking to add something different to my meal plan takes some creativity.
If you like sandwiches and wraps like I do, you have to be careful of what ingredients these products are made with. Some are loaded with sodium and preservatives and being labeled “Gluten Free” on the package does not instantly transform them into healthy options.
Lunch can be tricky because it’s early in the day and you want to keep your energy up but you also want to eat protein from a healthy source, not just grab a bar or shake.
Have you heard of Flatout Flatbread? This brand is launching ProteinUp, a line of high protein, low carbohydrate flatbread wraps in addition to the healthy wraps they already offer.
A great healthy lunch will include protein, complex carbs, and colorful fruits and veggies.
For protein, try filling your wrap with turkey or grilled chicken, then add in your favorite colorful veggies. (You’ll find a ton of ideas on how to fill your lunch wraps here.) Complete your healthy lunch with some fruit: berries, an apple or orange.
How is Flatout ProteinUP different from regular wraps?
These wraps are high in protein, and the source is not protein isolates like you would find in protein powders. These are made from chickpeas and navy beans. Beans are a delicious form of protein and adding them to your diet has so many great benefits:
- High protein and complex carbohydrates that provide long-lasting energy
- Fiber which promotes blood sugar control and cholesterol reduction
- Eating beans has been shown to reduces hunger and control calorie consumption.
Flatout Flatbread’s NEW high protein wrap ProteinUp will come in 3 new flavors so you can get your protein in without losing flavor or adding excess carbohydrates.
The three flavors
Core 12, the original: made from chickpeas
Red Pepper Hummus: made from chickpeas
Sea Salt and Crushed Black pepper: made from Navy Beans.
Each flatbread has 12g to 15g of protein and only 8g to 10g net carbs. (That’s more than two eggs!)
ProteinUP isn’t hitting the shelves for six weeks but you can try the wraps and pizza crust at retailers nationwide now. Here’s a coupon for $.50 off!
One lucky FitFluential reader will receive 8 Flatout flatbreads to wrap up their healthy lunch. Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below!