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The Best Grocery Store Buys for Lunch

To make the cut, these lunchtime foods had to be low in saturated fat but offer plenty of whole grains, protein, and fiber -- the key building blocks for a healthy afternoon meal.

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Best Low-Fat Cheddar Cheese

Cracker Barrel Reduced-Fat Extra Sharp
A crowd pleaser, this low-fat cheese tastes like the regular kind. Slice it for crackers, cube it for salads, or grate it for omelets.

Per ounce: 90 calories, 7g protein, 1g carbohydrate, 6g fat (3.5g saturated), 0g fiber

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Best Low-Fat Swiss Cheese

Sargento Reduced Fat
A full-flavored pick that won't wreck your diet even if you have two slices.

Per slice: 60 calories, 7g protein, 1g carbohydrate, 4g fat (2g saturated), 0g fiber

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Best Sliced Ham

Boar's Head Branded Deluxe Lower Sodium
Full of flavor, this packaged ham tastes deli-fresh.

Per 2 ounces: 60 calories, 10g protein, 2g carbohydrate, 1g fat (0g saturated), 0g fiber

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Best Sliced Turkey

Applegate Farms Organic Roasted Turkey Breast
No nitrates or added fillers -- just plain turkey breast. "Great on a sandwich. Not as salty as most deli turkey," one tester said.

Per 2 ounces: 50 calories, 12g protein, 0g carbohydrate, 0g fat (0g saturated), 0g fiber

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Best Sliced Bread

Nature's Pride 100% Whole Wheat
We loved the soft texture and chewy crust of this brand-new bread. Use it for a sandwich and you'll get almost one-quarter of your daily fiber intake.

Per slice: 110 calories, 5g protein, 20g carbohydrate, 1g fat (0g saturated), 3g fiber

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Best Wrap

MexAmerica 100% Whole Wheat Tortillas
Wraps at many restaurants are made with tortillas that are 300-plus calories. DIY with this brand and you'll keep the calories in check and get a serving of whole grains.

Per large wrap: 210 calories, 6g protein, 35g carbohydrate, 5g fat (0.5g saturated), 5g fiber

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Best Peanut Butter

Smucker's Reduced Fat Natural Style Creamy
"Thick and smooth without being too oily," one tester raved. This PB was a hit thanks to its fresh, peanuty aroma and easy stirring.

Per 2 tablespoons: 200 calories, 9g protein, 12g carbohydrate, 12g fat (2g saturated), 2g fiber

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Best Jelly

Bonne Maman Strawberry Preserves
If we had the time to can our own jam, this is what it would taste like: sweet, juicy chunks of fresh strawberry. Tres bon!

Per tablespoon: 50 calories, 0g protein, 13g carbohydrate, 0g fat (0g saturated), 0g fiber

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Best Prepackaged Lunch

Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers Southwestern Style Chicken
A perfectly portioned lunch for days when you don't have time to make your own. Stash a few in your desk (they don't have to be refrigerated) and enjoy fresh-tasting chicken with beans.

Per package: 310 calories, 13g protein, 60g carbohydrate, 2.5g fat (1g saturated), 5g fiber

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, July/August 2009.

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anonymous wrote:

60 gms of carbs?? are you kidding? I'm following an 1800 cal diet & get 6 starches (90 gms) a day. That stupid Health Choice Fresh Mixer would use up 2/3's of them. Some healthy choice.

8/7/2010 04:04:48 PM Report Abuse
macy.cummings wrote:

These lunches are disgusting. All the meat has been dehydrated so it doesn't make for a satisfying lunch. I'd rather do a frozen lunch where the meat is only freeze dried.

4/8/2010 04:18:43 PM Report Abuse
juniqlee wrote:

What about the salt content in the Best Prepackaged Lunch and other items? Some of us have to watch the salt content not only the fat content.

4/5/2010 12:32:30 PM Report Abuse

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