4 Healthy Lunches from "The Biggest Loser"

Brown bag it to work this week with these recipes excerpted from "The Biggest Loser: 6 Weeks to a Healthier You" (6 Photos)

Cheryl Forberg on Apr 5, 2010 at 3:35PM

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4 Healthy Lunches from "The Biggest Loser"

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Sweet Pepper-Chicken Sandwich

Season 7's Estella Hays and I invented this recipe one day at the Ranch when we were bored with a plain chicken sandwich. The addition of bell peppers gives this sandwich added flavor, and the sprouted grain bread lends it a great texture.

1 tablespoon yellow or spicy mustard
2 slices Trader Joe's or other brand sprouted whole grain bread, toasted
1 large leaf romaine lettuce
3 ounces lean, low-sodium sliced chicken breast
1/2 roasted red bell pepper, cut in strips
1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican four-cheese blend


Spread the mustard on 1 piece of toast. top with the lettuce, chicken and bell pepper, ending with the cheese.
Place the half sandwich under a broiler or in a toaster overn for 20 to 30 seconds, until the cheese melts. top with the second piece of toast. Cut in half. Serve immediately.

Makes 1 sandwich.

Per serving: 310 calories, 31 g protein, 30 g carbohydrates (3 g sugars), 7 g fat (3 g saturated), 65 mg cholesterol, 6 g fiber, 1,380 mg sodium

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