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11 Easy Lunches to Lose Weight

Stop waiting in line for too-expensive salads or sandwiches that pack on double your daily calorie needs. Our Fitterati and favorite fit bloggers share their best DIY lunch recipes so you can save some cash and lose weight at the same time.
Quinoa Edamame Salad Quinoa Edamame Salad


1/4 cup dry quinoa
1 cup shelled edamame
8-10 grape tomatoes, sliced in half
1/3 cup chopped onion
2-3 tablespoons vegetable broth

For the dressing

2 lemons, squeezed
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon agave nectar
Sprinkle of cumin or black pepper


1. Cook quinoa in a pot with about 1 cup water until it becomes like rice.

2. In a heated pan, pour the vegetable broth and simmer. Add onions, tomatoes, and edamame. Transfer quinoa to heated pan and stir-fry.

3. Add dressing on top and serve. Makes one hearty meal or two smaller portions.