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No-Fat November Healthy Lunch Options

It’s that time of year where the holidays are approaching and your annual Thanksgiving feast is right around the corner. With an abundance of food and non-stop family gatherings for the next two months, there’s no better time to take a break from unhealthy foods and start your No-Fat November diet. With these quick, healthy, and easy lunch options, your day will start off on the right foot, and your holiday month will be that much better!

Caprese Salad

The Hills Bar Caprese Salad
The Hills Bar Caprese Salad

With few ingredients, there’s no easier meal to make. Add balsamic, onions, or pesto and give your salad some extra flavor!

Egg White Omelette with Whole Wheat Toast

Mr. Breakfast Body Builder Omelet
Mr. Breakfast Body Builder Omelette

Anything is possible with an omelette. Make yours simple by solely adding cheese, or get creative with your omelette by adding vegetables and protein, including tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, onions, spinach, ham, turkey, and more!

Avocado Toast

  1. Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast with Optional Egg
Avocado Toast with Optional Egg

This seems to be everyone’s favorite. All you need are two ingredients – avocado and toast – and you’re good to go! Use whole wheat toast to make your meal healthier, or add a sunny-side up egg to make your meal that much more tasty and delicious.

Cauliflower Pizza

iFoodreal's Cauliflower Pizza Crust
iFoodreal’s Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Buzz, Buzz, Buzz. The buzz around this meal is everywhere! With a healthier option to replace your go-to pizza, this low-carb and low-calorie pie is delicious. Don’t believe us? Try it yourself and see what the buzz is all about.

Fruit Smoothie or Acai Bowl

Kathy Petalsky's Acai Berry Smoothie
Kathy Patalsky’s Acai Berry Smoothie
Daily Burn's Acai Breakfast Bowl
Daily Burn’s Acai Breakfast Bowl

These healthy food options taste even better than they look! Whether homemade or take-out, these two meals take little time to make and will give you enough vitamins to survive the long day ahead of you. Simply add your favorite fruits and toppings to customize your smoothie or acai bowl just the way you like it!

Yogurt Parfait

Amee's Savory Dish Greek Yogurt Parfaits
Amee’s Savory Dish Greek Yogurt Parfaits

If you love fruit and yogurt, there’s also the option to make a yogurt parfait! By using Greek or low-fat yogurt, a variety of fruit, and adding granola, your yogurt parfait is not only inexpensive and easy to assemble, but it is also a great grab-and-go lunch.

No matter what healthy lunch option you choose, whether it be an easy home-cooked meal or a quick take-out meal, there are plenty of lunch choices that are both healthy and delicious. Try one of these meals and start your No-Fat November off right!

10 Munchie-Killing Snack Ideas

Whether you just got home from a wild night out, spent the whole day studying in the library, or are watching a movie with friends, the munchies always find a way to sneak up on you. With so many snack options it is hard to pick what to eat. Let us make it easier for you! Try these 10 munchie-killing snacks the next time you’re hungry.

1. S’mores Deluxe Cookie from Insomnia Cookies

This cookie perfectly combines two mouthwatering desserts.

2. Cinnastix from Domino’s Pizza

With Domino’s gooey, sweet icing you really can’t go wrong!

3. Two-Minute Nutella Cake

 Yes, it is possible to make a cake in just two minutes! Recipe here.

4. No-Bake Peanut Butter-Chocolate Bars

Its has greek yogurt in it so it is a healthy dessert! Recipe here.

5. Puppy Chow Snack Mix

The perfect snack for your sweet tooth! Recipe here.

6. Spiced Honey Pretzels

A satisfying snack without the fat and calories. Recipe here.

7. Latte Rice Krispie Treats

Mix your love for overpriced coffee drinks with a childhood favorite. Recipe here.

8. Popcorn with Lime and Chili

So much flavor with just 100 calories! Recipe here.

9. Pizza Crackers

Its like a bite-size slice of pizza. Recipe here.

10. Chocolate- Banana Treat

Banana and Nutella, one of the best pairs out there! Recipe here.

5 Meals for Students on a Budget

Here at EatCU.com, we are ALL about great deals and eating awesome food, without spending a small fortune. Food definitely does not have to be expensive in order to taste great. Healthy meals don’t have to break the bank, just use budget-friendly ingredients for low-cost, high-flavor meals. Here are six amazing recipe ideas for when you want to whip up a delicious meal, but don’t want to spend your last paycheck at the grocery store.

1.  Instead of going out for a fancy brunch, try this delicious, low cost breakfast option! Recipe here.

2.  Skirt steak is a low cost meat option but known for its satisfying beefy flavor. A marinade goes a long way in this recipe…you’ll soon think you are are dining at a 5 star steak house! Recipe here.

3.  This gourmet quesadilla will have you thinking you’re spending time at a Mexican resort…and all for $3.36 per serving! Recipe here.

4. Courtesy of Budget Bytes, this caramelized onion and artichoke flatbread pizza is gourmet, easy and delicious. It will make you happy on a budget or not! Recipe here.

5. Being on a food budget doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice anything, especially dessert. Try this single serving fudge brownie for $0.52 a serving! Recipe here.

6. ***BUT OF COURSE, you can ALWAYS order in and use our amazing deals and coupons to save everyday. When you order from EatCU.com, you can get a fish, tofu, or veggie burrito for $5.25. Order now!

 

Putting the Special in Specialty Pizza

Everyone loves the standard cheese, pepperoni, and sausage pizza toppings, but sometimes it’s fun to try something new and order a specialty pizza. Whether it’s a mixture of meats, variety of veggies, or something strange that you wouldn’t expect on a pizza, restaurants around the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana have been serving up delicious combination pizzas that you won’t find just anywhere. Check out some of our favorites available on EatCU.

Jet’s Pizza - BLT Pizza – Premium Mozzarella Cheese, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomatoes, and Mayonnaise.

Jet’s Pizza - Jets 10 – Premium Mozzarella Cheese, Pepperoni, Ham, Hamburger, Italian Sausage, Bacon, Mushrooms, Onions, Green Peppers, and Black Olives.

Domino’s - Pacific Veggie Pizza - Roasted Red Peppers, Spinach, Onions, Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Black Olives with a Feta, Mozzarella and Provolone Cheeses on a Cheesy Parmesan Crust.

Papa John’s - The Works – Pepperoni, Ham, Onions, Italian Sausage, Fresh Sliced Green Peppers, Baby Portabella Mushrooms, and Black Olives.