- BLAT salad
Avocado, leafy greens and tomatoes are good for heart health. The BLAT (bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato) salad is a great lunch choice, especially if you use naturally lower fat and lower sodium turkey bacon. Use a mix of dark greens like leaf lettuce, spinach and baby kale since they contain more vitamins, antioxidants and flavor than bland iceberg lettuce. Try a dressing made with extra-virgin olive oil, another healthy fat, to reduce your LDL intake.
Simply layer all salad ingredients in a large bowl, drizzle on the dressing and enjoy.
Water is always a healthy choice to wash down your meals and snacks. Keeping properly hydrated improves your overall health. Have a giant glass at lunch, and refill it a time or two throughout the afternoon. Squeeze in some fresh lemon for flavor and a dose of vitamin C.