I don't recall who said that wheat bread tasted like cardboard... yeah, the CHEAP wheat bread that they stock right next to the white bread is AWFUL. But if you spring for one of the more expensive brands, like Pepperidge Farms, it's actually pretty tasty. (You can see a list with food ratings here: Lose weight & improve your health with a real food diet | Fooducate
) I read somewhere that breads like rye and pumpernickel can be just as beneficial as whole wheat, if they are made with whole grains. I don't think this applies to Pepperidge farms rye and pumpernickel (I find labels SO confusing), which makes me sad, because they have the most AMAZING pumpernickel rye deli swirl bread.
I just stay away from bread in general, to make my life easier.
My favorite breakfast is a smoothie: 2 c. frozen fruit, 5 oz. vanilla greek yogurt, a big handful of baby spinach, 3/4 c passion fruit juice (my fave flavor!), and topped off with green tea. It has protein, veggies, and fruit. It's a BIG smoothie, but all healthy stuff, and this is the only way I'll get my fruit in for the day. (We only rarely had fruit in my house growing up, so I never really developed a habit for eating fruit.)
I bought a new inverted blender just for my smoothies, because it has a to-go lid that goes right onto the blender cup, and this blender cup has a 28-oz capacity, which makes this girl very happy (almost twice the size of my NutriBullet).
When I have my act together and actually pack my lunch, I like to pack a salad: romaine, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, 1 chopped egg, 3 oz. diced chicken, and 2 Tbsp blue cheese crumbles, with a balsamic or olive oil based dressing. I try not to get the "light" dressings because of the extra chemicals and stuff they put in, but if you read the labels, you can find regular dressings with none of that crap, but the calorie count is generally pretty low.
It may seem boring, but for me, eating the same thing every day takes a lot of the guessing work out of things... when I have my act together (which, admittedly, isn't often), I'll pack all my salads for the week on Sunday so I don't have to think about it, I just throw everything in my lunchbox and go.