7-Day Meal Plan

BY Karen Roth, MS, CNC

This one-week eating plan will help recalibrate your sense of healthful portion sizes using some recipes from this January/February 2011 issue of VT. Each day’s menu has about 1,600 calories.

 

 

BREAKFAST

SNACK 1

LUNCH

SNACK 2

DINNER

 

2 eggs (or 5oz. firm tofu) scrambled with 1 tsp. butter, 2 cups spinach, and 1/2 cup diced tomatoes1 slice sprouted whole-grain toast with 1/2 tsp butter 15 dry-roasted unsalted almonds1 cup blueberries 1 3/4 cups low-sodium prepared lentil soup1 Wasa Crispbread1 large orange 1 medium apple, sliced, served with 2 Tbs. raw almond butter 1 wedge Tortilla LasagnaTossed salad (2 cups lettuce, 6 cherry tomatoes, 1/2 cup shredded carrot, 2 tsp. crumbled feta, and 2 Tbs. vinaigrette)
1 cup Overnight Chai Steel-Cut Oats1/2 cup blueberries 7 oz. plain nonfat Greek yogurt topped with 1 Tbs. chopped walnuts and 2 Tbs. pomegranate seeds 1 1/2 cups Fennel and Tomato SoupVeggie wrap (1 sprouted whole-grain tortilla filled with 1/2 mashed avocado, 1 romaine lettuce leaf, 2 slices tomato, 3 strips red bell pepper, and 3 slices red onion 10 unsalted pecan halves 1 cup Mac-and-Cheese Style Cauliflower1/2 cup steamed brown riceSpinach sauté (sauté 3 cups spinach in 2 Tbs. low-sodium vegetable broth, top with 1 Tbs. chopped walnuts)
1 cup low-fat, low-sodium cottage cheese1 small pear, sliced 2 celery stalks with 2 Tbs. raw almond butter 1 wedge Tortilla LasagnaTossed salad (2 cups lettuce, 1 slice red onion, 4 sliced radishes, 3/4 cup broccoli sprouts, 1/2 sliced red bell pepper, and 2 Tbs. oil-free dressing 7 oz. plain nonfat Greek yogurt topped with 1/2 cup blueberries 1 3/4 cups Stuffed Grape Leaves Casserole1 1/2 cups Fennel and Tomato Soup
1 cup Overnight Chai Steel-Cut Oats1 persimmon 1 sliced apple1/2 sliced avocado lightly dusted with cayenne pepper 1 cup Mac-and-Cheese-Style CauliflowerTossed salad (2 cups lettuce, 1 slice red onion, 4 sliced radishes, 3/4 cup broccoli sprouts, 1/2 sliced red bell pepper, and 2 Tbs. oil-free dressing 1 medium cucumber, sliced, served with 3 Tbs. cream cheese 3 slices Pistachio-Crusted Eggplant Cutlets1 cup cooked quinoa1 medium banana, sliced and topped with 2 Tbs. raw almond butter and 1 Tbs. honey
Egg taco (scramble 1 egg or 4 oz. tofu with 2 Tbs. salsa; serve in medium corn tortilla with 1 Tbs. shredded cheese and 1/2 chopped avocado 1 medium banana, sliced and sprinkled with 1 Tbs. ground flaxseed 1 1/2 cups Fennel and Tomato Soup1 slice garlic toast1/2 cucumber, sliced and lightly dusted with cayenne pepper 20 dry-roasted unsalted almonds 1 3/4 cups German Cabbage and Potato Casserole with Caraway1 1/2 cups Mushroom and Pappardelle Soup with Gremolata
Yogurt parfait (7 oz. plain nonfat Greek yogurt layered with 1/2 cup sliced strawberries and 3/4 cup whole-grain cereal such as Kashi Autumn Wheat) 1/2 sliced red bell pepper with 1/2 cup plain hummus 1 cup Mac-and-Cheese-Style Cauliflower1 medium apple 1 1/2 cups Mushroom and Pappardelle Soup with Gremolata 1 3/4 cups Stuffed Grape Leaves CasseroleTossed salad (2 cups lettuce, 1 slice red onion, 4 sliced radishes, 1/2 cup broccoli sprouts, 1/2 sliced red bell pepper, and 2 Tbs. oil-free dressing
1 cup Overnight Chai Steel-Cut Oats1/2 grapefruit 1 Wasa Crispbread topped with 2 Tbs. raw almond butter1 small apple 1 3/4 cups Mushroom and Papardelle Soup with GremolataEgg salad pita (1 small whole-grain pita stuffed with 1 cup egg salad or eggless tofu salad) 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced and served with 1/2 cup plain hummus 1 3/4 cups German Cabbage and Potato Casserole with Caraway8 asparagus spears roasted with 1 Tbs. olive oil and 1/2 tsp salt



comments

make this your own and do it atlest 5days a week

shiku - 2014-10-10 17:33:51

I love these ingredients and can not wait to try..thank you

lesli - 2014-10-05 01:09:32

it was great n realy helpful

archna - 2014-09-30 12:38:53

I looked at the Menu being Vegan this will not work. Awesome idea ,have fun and Thank You

Petra Seinwill - 2014-09-19 17:01:10

how many calories are theses days based off of?

olivia - 2014-09-18 00:17:38

can you also do a 7-day vegetarian meal plan for kids please Cailin xxx

cailin Hare - 2014-09-06 06:52:56

my weight is 115 kg and my height is 5ft. so can u send me non veg. diet plan and exercise. thanks

dechen - 2014-09-05 09:30:49

this plan contains too many calories for me to follow. Yesterday my doctor told me to strive for 800 calories a day if I want to loose these 60 pounds. If I skip the snacks would that reduce the calories by half?

judith tacquet - 2014-08-30 19:30:34

I am always puzzled with a challenge like this, especially portion control, which includes menus to serve "6-8". ;-) some food ideas, agree with the comment that nutritional info would be appreciated.

Karen - 2014-08-01 04:01:26

I would like to become vegan but feel as though I need to start by first becoming vegetarian. I have heart issues and this type of diet has been strongly suggested. I am 63 EXTREMELY (5'2" 197lbs) overweight with hypothyroidism. I cannot seem to loose the weight. Help?

Ruth Azzara - 2014-07-16 02:25:21

Thank you for great meal plan. Would be good if nutrition could be added. Is that possible?

Monika - 2014-05-31 18:00:47

Good day i need a diet plan as we are comrades runners and want a vegetarian diet

janine - 2014-05-02 07:56:53

I am starting this tomorrow. I'll post the results at the end of the week.

Zelda - 2014-04-21 03:44:31

how can i make it to 1200 calories

k s - 2014-04-15 15:38:07