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Low-Calorie Lunch

Break out of your lunch routine with one of these simple, delicious mid-day dishes.
Tomato and Tofu Soup

Tomato and Tofu Soup

This warming soup leaves the pleasant tang of cilantro and garlic chives on the tongue. If you can’t find garlic chives, substitute green onions.

Orange, Onion, and Olive Salad

Orange, Onion, and Olive Salad

Inspired by a Sicilian salad of oranges and onions, this dish stays fresh for several days in the refrigerator. Blanching the onion rings tones down their pungency so they don’t overpower the other flavors.

Sweet-and-Sour Baked Tofu Sandwiches

Sweet-and-Sour Baked Tofu Sandwiches

Stuff marinated, baked tofu into a crusty roll with crunchy cabbage, refrigerate it, then grab it on your way out the door the next morning for an on-the-go version of a Vietnamese bahn mi sandwich. 

Mexican Rice Soup

Mexican Rice Soup

This light soup (traditionally made with chicken and chicken broth) gets its body from diced avocado, which is served with tortilla strips and added at the table, along with lime wedges and freshly chopped cilantro and green onions

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