2200 Calorie Budget Meal Plan


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Day 1

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt, Plain, 6 oz
  • Peanut Butter, smooth style, with salt, 1.5 tbsp
  • Orange Juice, 5 fl oz
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Lunch - 750 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Southwestern Grilled Pork Tenderloin RECIPE, 1 serving
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Wild Rice, 0.6 cup
  • Canola Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • Dinner - 805 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Vanilla Frozen Yogurt, 0.5 cup
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Blueberries, fresh, 0.75 cup
  • Green Beans (snap), 12 beans (4" long)
  • White Rice, long grain, cooked, 0.5 cup
  • Canola Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Directions: Add grated ginger and minced garlic to warm oil in skillet and heat for a minute then add cooked rice, mix and heat throughout. Add in almond slivers and serve.
  • Snack - 300 calories
  • Butternut Squash Risotto with Greens, 1 serving
  • Spinach, frozen, 0.5 cup
  • Brown Rice, long grain, 0.5 cup
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated, 1 tbsp
  • Directions: Mix spinach and rice into leftover risotto and heat to boost nutrition. Top with parmesan.

Day 2

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt, Plain, 6 oz
  • Pork Sausage, 3 link (raw dimensions: 4" long x 7/8" dia), cooked
  • Orange Juice, 5 fl oz
  • Pancakes, 1 pancake (4" dia)
  • Lunch - 750 calories
  • Cream Cheese, 2 tbsp
  • Walnuts, 0.75 oz
  • Raisins, 0.5 small box (1.5 oz)
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Flour Tortillas, 1 tortilla, medium (approx 6" dia)
  • Granola Bars, peanut butter, 1 bar
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • Dinner - 805 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Beans, pinto, 0.6 cup
  • Fruit Cocktail, 0.5 cup
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Tortilla Chips, 0.75 oz
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • Tea, brewed, 6 fl oz
  • Directions: Soak, rinse and drain beans if needed then mash. Break up chips and add to lettuce, top with mashed beans and shredded cheese with sour cream on top and a splash of taco sauce.
  • Snack - 300 calories
  • Cashew Butter, 1.5 tbsp
  • Celery, raw, 2 stalk, large (11"-12" long)
  • Wheat Bran Muffins, with raisins, 1 muffin, toaster
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)

Day 3

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Peanut Butter, smooth style, with salt, 1.5 tbsp
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Bagels, plain, 0.5 bagel (3-1/2" dia)
  • Lemon Juice, 1 fl oz
  • Lunch - 750 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Butternut Squash Risotto with Greens, 1 serving
  • Pears, fresh, 0.5 pear, large (approx 2 per lb)
  • Broccoli, fresh, 2 spear (about 5" long)
  • Dinner Rolls, wheat, 1 roll (1 oz)
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Dinner - 805 calories
  • Swiss Cheese, 1 oz
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Egg, fresh, whole, raw, 2 medium
  • Ham, extra lean, (5% fat), 4 slice (6-1/4" x 4" x 1/16")
  • Blueberries, fresh, 0.75 cup
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Asparagus, fresh, 5 spear, medium (5-1/4" to 7" long)
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Canola Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Smart Balance Buttery Spread, 0.5 tbsp
  • Mrs. Dash (R) Original Blend, 0.25 tsp
  • Directions: Cook eggs in nonstick skillet with canola oil, add cheese, asparagus and ham. Season with Mrs. Dash. Serve with buttered toast, milk and berries. (Note: Try to buy low-sodium ham.)
  • 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
  • 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 - 750 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Dilled Shrimp with Farfalle, 1 serving
  • Peaches, fresh, 1 large (2-3/4" dia) (approx 2-1/2 per lb)
  • Broccoli, fresh, 2 spear (about 5" long)
  • Dinner Rolls, wheat, 1 roll (1 oz)
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Lemon Juice, 1 fl oz
  • Dinner - 805 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, Nonfat, 0.75 cup (not packed)
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • 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)
  • 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 5

  • 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 - 750 calories
  • Mozzarella Cheese, part skim milk, 1 oz
  • Beans, black, 0.6 cup
  • Grapes, 18 grape, seedless
  • Onions, raw, 4 slice, medium (1/8" thick)
  • Sweet peppers (bell), 0.5 large (2-1/4 per lb, approx 3-3/4" long, 3" dia)
  • Brown Rice, long grain, 0.5 cup
  • Whole Wheat Tortilla, medium (45g), 1 serving
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • Avocados, California (Haas), 0.13 fruit without skin and seeds
  • Salsa, 0.13 cup
  • Directions: Place heated beans and rice in tortilla with cheese, peppers, onions, and avocado. Serve with salsa and sour cream, with grapes on the side.
  • Dinner - 805 calories
  • Swiss Cheese, 1 oz
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Egg, fresh, whole, raw, 2 medium
  • Ham, extra lean, (5% fat), 4 slice (6-1/4" x 4" x 1/16")
  • Blueberries, fresh, 0.75 cup
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Asparagus, fresh, 5 spear, medium (5-1/4" to 7" long)
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Canola Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Smart Balance Buttery Spread, 0.5 tbsp
  • Mrs. Dash (R) Original Blend, 0.25 tsp
  • Directions: Cook eggs in nonstick skillet with canola oil, add cheese, asparagus and ham. Season with Mrs. Dash. Serve with buttered toast, milk and berries. (Note: Try to buy low-sodium ham.)
  • Snack - 300 calories
  • Beans, black, 0.6 cup
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 1 cup, chopped or sliced
  • Brown Rice, long grain, 0.5 cup
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • Salsa, 0.13 cup

Day 6

  • 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 - 750 calories
  • Mozzarella Cheese, part skim milk, 1 oz
  • Morning Star Garden Veggie Burger, 1 serving(s)
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Savory Spinach with Tomatoes RECIPE, 0.5 serving
  • Whole Wheat Spaghetti, cooked (pasta), 0.6 cup
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated, 1 tbsp
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Directions: Top pasta with Savory Spinach and Tomatoes, both cheeses and two cooked and crumbled veggie burgers. Serve with strawberries and herbal tea.
  • Dinner - 805 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Vegetarian Chili RECIPE, 1 serving
  • Fruit Cocktail, 0.5 cup
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Saltine Crackers, unsalted (Saltines), 8 cracker
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • Russian Salad Dressing, low calorie, 2 tbsp
  • Snack - 300 calories
  • Hard Boiled Egg, 1.5 large
  • Cucumber (with peel), 1 cup slices
  • Bread, pita, whole-wheat, 0.5 pita, large (6-1/2" dia)
  • French's Sweet & Tangy Honey Mustard, 4 tsp

Day 7

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Peanut Butter, smooth style, with salt, 1.5 tbsp
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Bagels, plain, 0.5 bagel (3-1/2" dia)
  • Lemon Juice, 1 fl oz
  • Lunch - 750 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Apples, fresh with skin, 1 small (2-1/2" dia) (approx 4 per lb)
  • Sweet peppers (bell), 0.5 large (2-1/4 per lb, approx 3-3/4" long, 3" dia)
  • Flour Tortillas, 1 tortilla, medium (approx 6" dia)
  • Peanut Butter, smooth style, with salt, 0.5 tbsp
  • Directions: Spread Hummus on Tortilla, top with peppers, roll and enjoy!
  • Dinner - 805 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
  • Chicken Breast (cooked), no skin, roasted, 0.5 breast, bone and skin removed
  • Lettuce, leaf salad, 2 cup, shredded
  • Cornbread, 0.6 piece
  • Kraft Light Done Right Ranch Salad Dressing, 1 tbsp
  • Salsa, 0.13 cup
  • Directions: Mix salsa and ranch and pour over chicken and lettuce. Serve with cornbread.