1800 Calorie Diet Meal Plan


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Day 1

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, Nonfat, 0.75 cup (not packed)
  • Pork Sausage, 3 link (raw dimensions: 4" long x 7/8" dia), cooked
  • Grapefruit, 1 fruit (3-3/4" dia)
  • Flour Tortillas, 1 tortilla, medium (approx 6" dia)
  • Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Lunch - 595 calories
  • American Cheese, 1 slice (1 oz)
  • Tuna, Canned in Water, drained, 0.75 can
  • Tangerines, 2 small (2-1/4" dia)
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Potatoes, baked, flesh and skin, with salt, 0.5 potato (2-1/3" x 4-3/4")
  • Kraft Light Done Right Italian Salad Dressing, 2 tbsp
  • Salsa, 0.13 cup
  • Directions: Stuff tuna and cheese into baked potato and heat until melted. Top with salsa. Toss lettuce with dressing. Eat with tangerines.
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Turkey Stuffed Cabbage RECIPE, 0.5 serving
  • Watermelon, 1.25 cup, balls
  • Yellow Sweet Corn, Canned, 0.2 cup
  • Cornbread, 0.6 piece
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Bologna, turkey, 2.5 slices
  • Cucumber (with peel), 1 cup slices
  • Tea, brewed, 6 fl oz

Day 2

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Yogurt, fruit, 1 container (5 oz)
  • Blueberries, fresh, 0.75 cup
  • Cheerios Cereal, original , 1 cup (1 serving)
  • Tea, brewed, 6 fl oz
  • Lunch - 595 calories
  • Yogurt, Yoplait Light, Strawberry, 6 oz
  • Walnuts, 0.75 oz
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Whole-Wheat Crackers, 0.75 oz
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Feta Cheese, 1.5 oz
  • Chickpeas (garbanzo beans), 0.5 cup
  • Banana, fresh, 0.5 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
  • Spinach, frozen, 0.5 cup
  • Dinner Rolls, rye, 1 medium
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Directions: Saute garbanzo beans until heated, combine with cooked spinach and top with feta cheese.
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Morning Star Garden Veggie Burger, 1 serving(s)
  • Sweet potato, cooked, baked in skin, without salt, 0.5 small

Day 3

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Peanut Butter, smooth style, with salt, 1.5 tbsp
  • Apples, fresh with skin, 1 small (2-1/2" dia) (approx 4 per lb)
  • Granola Bars, peanut butter, 1 bar
  • Lunch - 595 calories
  • Kraft Jello-o Brand Fat Free Pudding, Chocolate, 1 Serving
  • Low Sodium Vegetarian White Bean Chili, 1 serving
  • Cantaloupe, 2 wedge, large (1/8 of large melon)
  • Green Beans (snap), 12 beans (4" long)
  • Cornbread, 0.6 piece
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • Smart Balance Buttery Spread, 0.5 tbsp
  • Salsa, 0.13 cup
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Vanilla Frozen Yogurt, 0.5 cup
  • Garden Vegetable Frittata, 1 serving
  • Blueberries, fresh, 0.75 cup
  • Green Beans (snap), 12 beans (4" long)
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Smart Balance Buttery Spread, 0.5 tbsp
  • Almonds, 6 almond
  • Directions: Serve frittata with green beans and buttered toast. Top frozen yogurt with berries and almonds.
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Green Beans (snap), 12 beans (4" long)
  • Directions: Dip cold steamed green beans in hummus.

Day 4

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Cream Cheese, 2 tbsp
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Raisins, 0.5 small box (1.5 oz)
  • Bread, pita, whole-wheat, 0.5 pita, large (6-1/2" dia)
  • Tea, brewed, 6 fl oz
  • Lunch - 595 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Beans, pinto, 0.6 cup
  • Applesauce, unsweetened, 0.75 cup
  • Broccoli, fresh, 2 spear (about 5" long)
  • Baked Potato, with skin, 0.5 medium (2-1/4" to 3-1/4" dia.)
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • Directions: Cook and chop broccoli and prepare pinto beans as necessary to top baked potato.
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Mozzarella Cheese, part skim milk, 1 oz
  • Beans, navy, 0.5 cup
  • Applesauce, unsweetened, 0.75 cup
  • Sweet peppers (bell), 0.5 large (2-1/4 per lb, approx 3-3/4" long, 3" dia)
  • Onions, raw, 4 slice, medium (1/8" thick)
  • Wild Rice, 0.6 cup
  • Canola Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Directions: Saute chopped onions and peppers with fresh garlic in oil, add 2.5 cups water, rice and beans and season with oregano, cumin, ground cloves, and cayenne pepper to taste and simmer for about 1 hour. Top with Mozzarella Cheese and serve.
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Beans, red kidney, 0.6 cup
  • Onions, raw, 4 slice, medium (1/8" thick)
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • Directions: Prepare beans as necessary then marinate with Balsamic Vinegar and chopped onion and chill. Eat as a cold salad.

Day 5

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Egg, fresh, whole, raw, 2 medium
  • Oranges, 1 fruit (2-5/8" dia)
  • Bagels, oat bran, 0.5 bagel (3-1/2" dia)
  • Lunch - 595 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, 1% Milkfat, 0.5 cup (not packed)
  • Tilapia (3.5 oz or 99.2g), 6 oz
  • Pineapple, fresh, 1.5 slice (3-1/2" dia x 3/4" thick)
  • Garlic-Spiked Broccoli and Mushrooms with Rosemary RECIPE, 0.5 serving
  • Couscous, 1 oz, dry, yields
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Lemon Juice, 1 fl oz
  • Directions: Drizzle tilapia with oil and lemon juice, then broil until flaky. Serve with pineapple and cottage cheese, garlic-spiked broccoli and mushrooms, and couscous.
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • American Cheese, 1 slice (1 oz)
  • Portobello Burgers RECIPE, 2 serving
  • Yogurt, fruit, 1 container (5 oz)
  • Oranges, 1 fruit (2-5/8" dia)
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Yellow Sweet Corn, Canned, 0.2 cup
  • Bread, reduced-calorie, wheat, 2 slice
  • Mayonnaise, regular (mayo), 0.5 tbsp
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Baby Carrots, raw, 5 medium

Day 6

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Yogurt, Yoplait Light, Strawberry, 6 oz
  • Peanut Butter, smooth style, with salt, 1.5 tbsp
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Kellogg's Eggo Lowfat Nutri-Grain Waffles, 1 waffle, round (4" dia) (include frozen)
  • Lunch - 595 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Shrimp, cooked, 5 oz
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Spinach, fresh, 2 cup
  • Dinner Rolls, rye, 1 medium
  • Croutons, seasoned, 0.5 cup
  • Russian Salad Dressing, low calorie, 2 tbsp
  • Tea, brewed, 6 fl oz
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Vanilla Frozen Yogurt, 0.5 cup
  • Garden Vegetable Frittata, 1 serving
  • Blueberries, fresh, 0.75 cup
  • Green Beans (snap), 12 beans (4" long)
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Smart Balance Buttery Spread, 0.5 tbsp
  • Almonds, 6 almond
  • Directions: Serve frittata with green beans and buttered toast. Top frozen yogurt with berries and almonds.

Day 7

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Egg, fresh, whole, raw, 2 medium
  • Grapefruit, 1 fruit (3-3/4" dia)
  • Flour Tortillas, 1 tortilla, medium (approx 6" dia)
  • Mrs. Dash (R) Original Blend, 0.25 tsp
  • Directions: Scramble eggs in a nonstick pan, then sprinkle on Mrs. Dash and cheese and heat through. Place in tortilla and roll up. Serve with grapefruit.
  • Lunch - 595 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Tofu, firm, prepared with calcium sulfate and magnesium chloride (nigari), 0.75 cup
  • Oranges, 1 fruit (2-5/8" dia)
  • Onions, raw, 4 slice, medium (1/8" thick)
  • White Rice, long grain, cooked, 0.5 cup
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Directions: Saute tofu and chopped onions and mix with cooked broccoli and rice and top with grated cheese.
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Mozzarella Cheese, part skim milk, 1 oz
  • Chickpeas (garbanzo beans), 0.5 cup
  • Watermelon, 1.25 cup, balls
  • Spaghetti/Marinara Sauce (tomato sauce), 0.5 cup
  • Spinach, frozen, 0.5 cup
  • Whole Wheat Spaghetti, cooked (pasta), 0.6 cup
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated, 1 tbsp
  • Directions: Heat chickpeas, mozzarella, spinach and sauce, and pour over cooked pasta. Top with Parmesan. Serve with watermelon.