2000 Calorie Diet Meal Plan


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Day 1

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Swiss Cheese, 1 oz
  • Morningstar Farms Breakfast Patties (original sausage), 2 patty
  • Apple juice, unsweetened, 4 fl oz
  • Bagels, plain, 0.5 bagel (3-1/2" dia)
  • Lunch - 595 calories
  • American Cheese, 1 slice (1 oz)
  • Tuna, Canned in Water, drained, 0.75 can
  • Grapes, 18 grape, seedless
  • Celery, raw, 2 stalk, large (11"-12" long)
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Mayonnaise, regular (mayo), 0.5 tbsp
  • Directions: Mix tuna, celery and mayonnaise together. Spread over bread and top with cheese. Broil until bread is toasted and cheese is melted. Serve with grapes.
  • 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 - 300 calories
  • Tofu, firm, prepared with calcium sulfate and magnesium chloride (nigari), 0.75 cup
  • Broccoli, fresh, 2 spear (about 5" long)
  • Brown Rice, long grain, 0.5 cup
  • Sesame Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • Directions: Saute tofu in sesame oil until crispy. Add broccoli and rice, and heat through. Drizzle with vinegar.

Day 2

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Silk, Plain Soymilk, Original 1 cup, 1 serving
  • Bacon, pork, microwaved, 4 medium slices, cooked (raw product packed 20/lb)
  • Banana, fresh, 0.5 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
  • Total Cereal, 0.75 cup (1 serving)
  • Lunch - 595 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, Nonfat, 0.75 cup (not packed)
  • Ham, extra lean, (5% fat), 4 slice (6-1/4" x 4" x 1/16")
  • Peaches, fresh, 1 large (2-3/4" dia) (approx 2-1/2 per lb)
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Hellmann's , Light Mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp, 1 serving
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Egg, fresh, whole, raw, 2 medium
  • Broiled Tilapia Parmesan, 1 serving
  • Peaches, fresh, 1 large (2-3/4" dia) (approx 2-1/2 per lb)
  • Spaghetti/Marinara Sauce (tomato sauce), 0.5 cup
  • Broccoli, fresh, 2 spear (about 5" long)
  • Whole Wheat Spaghetti, cooked (pasta), 0.6 cup
  • Directions: Top spaghetti with sauce, feta, and poached eggs. Serve with tilapia, milk, broccoli and peaches.
  • Snack - 300 calories
  • Cashew Butter, 1.5 tbsp
  • Baby Carrots, raw, 5 medium
  • Whole-Wheat Crackers, 1 oz
  • Kraft Light Done Right Ranch Salad Dressing, 1 tbsp
  • Salsa, 0.13 cup

Day 3

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Ham, extra lean, (5% fat), 4 slice (6-1/4" x 4" x 1/16")
  • Cantaloupe, 2 wedge, large (1/8 of large melon)
  • Flour Tortillas, 1 tortilla, medium (approx 6" dia)
  • Tea, brewed, 6 fl oz
  • Lunch - 595 calories
  • Yo Plus Digestive Health Strawberry Yogurt, 1 serving
  • Walnuts, 0.75 oz
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Sweet potato, cooked, baked in skin, without salt, 0.5 small
  • Cornbread, 0.6 piece
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, Nonfat, 0.75 cup (not packed)
  • Chicken Marsala RECIPE, 0.5 serving
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Pineapple, fresh, 1.5 slice (3-1/2" dia x 3/4" thick)
  • Broccoli, fresh, 2 spear (about 5" long)
  • Whole Wheat Spaghetti, cooked (pasta), 0.6 cup
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Snack - 300 calories
  • Atlantic Salmon (fish) (.5 filet option = 198g), 2.5 oz
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Dinner Rolls, wheat, 1 roll (1 oz)
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp

Day 4

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Walnuts, 0.75 oz
  • Banana, fresh, 0.5 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
  • Shredded Wheat Spoon Size Cereal, 0.6 cup (1 serving)
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Lunch - 595 calories
  • Swiss Cheese, 1 oz
  • Beans, black, 0.6 cup
  • Tangerines, 2 small (2-1/4" dia)
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Wild Rice, 0.6 cup
  • Dinner Rolls, wheat, 1 roll (1 oz)
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated, 3 tbsp
  • Lentils, 0.6 cup
  • Cantaloupe, 2 wedge, large (1/8 of large melon)
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Spaghetti, cooked without added salt (pasta), 0.5 cup
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Directions: Fully cook lentils until soft to add to pureed, seasoned and cooked tomatoes for 'meat' sauce.
  • Snack - 300 calories
  • Hard Salami, 3 slice (3-1/8" dia x 1/16" thick)
  • Asparagus, fresh, 5 spear, medium (5-1/4" to 7" long)
  • Hard Pretzels, 1 oz
  • Cream Cheese, 1 tbsp
  • Decaffeinated Coffee, 1 cup (8 fl oz)

Day 5

  • 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
  • American Cheese, 1 slice (1 oz)
  • Tuna, Canned in Water, drained, 0.75 can
  • Grapes, 18 grape, seedless
  • Celery, raw, 2 stalk, large (11"-12" long)
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Mayonnaise, regular (mayo), 0.5 tbsp
  • Directions: Mix tuna, celery and mayonnaise together. Spread over bread and top with cheese. Broil until bread is toasted and cheese is melted. Serve with grapes.
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated, 3 tbsp
  • Lentils, 0.6 cup
  • Cantaloupe, 2 wedge, large (1/8 of large melon)
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Spaghetti, cooked without added salt (pasta), 0.5 cup
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Directions: Fully cook lentils until soft to add to pureed, seasoned and cooked tomatoes for 'meat' sauce.
  • Snack - 300 calories
  • Bacon, pork, microwaved, 4 medium slices, cooked (raw product packed 20/lb)
  • Asparagus, fresh, 5 spear, medium (5-1/4" to 7" long)
  • Whole-Wheat Crackers, 0.75 oz
  • Neufchatel Cheese, 0.5 oz
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)

Day 6

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Hard Boiled Egg, 1.5 large
  • Cantaloupe, 2 wedge, large (1/8 of large melon)
  • Flour Tortillas, 1 tortilla, medium (approx 6" dia)
  • Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Directions: Place cheese on flat tortilla with chopped hard boiled egg on top, heat in the microwave until slightly melted, wrap and eat.
  • Lunch - 595 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Cashew Butter, 1.5 tbsp
  • Grapes, 18 grape, seedless
  • Celery, raw, 2 stalk, large (11"-12" long)
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Low fat cream cheese, 1 tbsp
  • 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.
  • Snack - 300 calories
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Cucumber (with peel), 1 cup slices
  • Bagels, oat bran, 0.5 bagel (3-1/2" dia)
  • Smart Balance Buttery Spread, 0.5 tbsp
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)

Day 7

  • 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
  • Yogurt, Yoplait Light, Strawberry, 6 oz
  • Egg, fresh, whole, raw, 2 medium
  • Grapes, 18 grape, seedless
  • Sweet potato, cooked, baked in skin, without salt, 0.5 small
  • Low-fat Maple Granola RECIPE, 0.3 serving
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • Egg white, fresh, 2 large
  • Salsa, 0.13 cup
  • Directions: Scramble eggs and whites in a nonstick skillet, then top with salsa. Mix granola into yogurt. Heat sweet potato in microwave, then top with sour cream.
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Beans, white, 0.5 cup
  • Tangerines, 2 small (2-1/4" dia)
  • Broccoli, fresh, 2 spear (about 5" long)
  • Baked Potato, with skin, 0.5 medium (2-1/4" to 3-1/4" dia.)
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated, 1 tbsp
  • Pacific Natural Foods Organic Low Sodium Vegetable Broth, 1 cup, 1 serving
  • Directions: Place cubed potato, broth and milk in a pot. Heat until potatoes are cooked, then puree (in blender). Thin soup with water if needed. Return to pot, add beans, cheese, and broccoli. Heat, stirring well. Serve with tangerines.
  • Snack - 300 calories
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Celery, raw, 2 stalk, large (11"-12" long)
  • Bread, pita, whole-wheat, 0.5 pita, large (6-1/2" dia)
  • Peanut Butter, smooth style, with salt, 0.5 tbsp
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)