MyPlate Lunch Makeover Meals

Lunch at Home

The most commonly consumed lunch in America is a sandwich, often accompanied by chips. Here are a few simple swaps to make your lunch more healthy and satisfying. Use whole grain bread (or a whole grain pita) for your sandwich, fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables, add some yogurt, and add a wedge of Sunkist Lemon to your water. Did you know that doing something as simple as squeezing a wedge of Sunkist Lemon into your water provides 10 percent of your daily vitamin C needs!

Typical Lunch at Home
740 Calories
  • Chicken Salad Sandwich on White Bread
  • Potato Chips
  • Water
Calories = 740
Saturated Fat = 7 grams
Sodium = 770 milligrams
Dietary Fiber = 3 grams
Potassium = 810 milligrams
Sunkist MyPlate Makeover Lunch
560 Calories
Sunkist Curried Chicken and Citrus Salad Sandwich in a Whole Wheat Pita Pocket
  • Cucumber Slices with Ranch Dipping Sauce
  • Sunkist Cara Cara Orange
  • Water with Sunkist Lemon
  • 6 oz. Nonfat Greek Yogurt
Calories = 560
Saturated Fat = 3 grams
Sodium = 590 milligrams
Dietary Fiber = 9 grams
Potassium = 895 milligrams

Lunch from a Restaurant

Portion sizes at many restaurants are often two to three times what the average American adult needs, in terms of calories. And restaurant foods are often very high in sodium. Choosing more fresh fruits and vegetables is one way to cut back on both calories and sodium. For example, add a Sunkist lemon wedge to your ice tea to add beneficial antioxidants and nutrients to your meal which can help promote positive health and impact the way you look and feel.

Typical Lunch from a Restaurant
1700 Calories
  • 3 Crispy Shrimp Tacos
  • Black Beans
  • Rice
  • Iced Tea
Calories = 1700
Saturated Fat = 21 grams
Sodium = 5170 milligrams
Dietary Fiber = 23 grams
Potassium = 2005 milligrams
Sunkist MyPlate Makeover Lunch
770 Calories
  • 2 Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado
  • Black Beans
  • Side Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
  • Iced Tea with Sunkist Lemon
Calories = 770
Saturated Fat = 4 grams
Sodium = 1890 milligrams
Dietary Fiber = 14 grams
Potassium = 1735 milligrams