O2 Fitness Club Recipes: Easy and Healthy Lunch Recipes

Updated: FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016

Written by: Paul Hodges, Sr Member Experience Specialist/GroupX Instructor, O2 Fitness Home Office

Working in downtown Raleigh, I’m surrounded by food temptation. To make things easier on myself, I’ve started bringing my lunch to work, and in the process, I have created a few easy and healthy recipes that the whole office has come to love!  Here are 2 that have incorporated several healthy ingredient replacements, like Greek yogurt and turkey bacon.

Paul’s Light n’ Easy Broccoli Salad:

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  • 1/2 Cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 Lb head broccoli (cut into 1/2-inch florets)
  • 1/2 Cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 Cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 Cup chopped scallions (white and light green parts)
  • 1/2 fat-free cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 Cooked Turkey bacon (crumbled)

Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours. Serve cold.

 Paul’s Far East Chicken Salad:

  • 4 cups of cooked shredded chicken breast (The trick here is to boil the chicken, then shred it with a fork!)
  • 1/2 Cup light mayonnaise (olive oil mayo works best)
  • 1/2 cup Fat Free Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup smoked almonds
  • 1/2 crunchy wasabi peas
  • 1/2 Teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 Cup dried chopped apricots (or golden raisins)
  • 1/4 Cup chopped scallions (white and light green parts)
  • 1 Tablespoon of low-sodium soy sauce (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup of chopped celery

Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours. Serve cold.

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