2500 Calorie Fat Burning Meal Plan


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Day 1

  • Breakfast - 630 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Yogurt, fruit, 1 container (5 oz)
  • Peanut Butter, smooth style, with salt, 1.5 tbsp
  • Applesauce, unsweetened, 0.75 cup
  • Kellogg's Eggo Lowfat Nutri-Grain Waffles, 1 waffle, round (4" dia) (include frozen)
  • Directions: Toast waffles. Top one with peanut butter and the other with applesauce. Serve with yogurt and milk.
  • Lunch - 750 calories
  • Swiss Cheese, 1 oz
  • Beans, black, 0.6 cup
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Tangerines, 2 small (2-1/4" dia)
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Cucumber (with peel), 1 cup slices
  • Wild Rice, 0.6 cup
  • Dinner Rolls, wheat, 1 roll (1 oz)
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • Directions: Top salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, almonds and Swiss cheese
  • 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 - 365 calories
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Apple juice, unsweetened, 4 fl oz
  • Peas, edible-podded, raw, 12 pea pods
  • Flour Tortillas, 1 tortilla, medium (approx 6" dia)
  • Peanut Butter, smooth style, with salt, 0.5 tbsp

Day 2

  • Breakfast - 630 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 - 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
  • 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 - 365 calories
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Banana, fresh, 0.5 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
  • Cauliflower, raw, 0.5 cup
  • Hard Pretzels, 1 oz
  • French's Sweet & Tangy Honey Mustard, 4 tsp

Day 3

  • Breakfast - 630 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)
  • Directions: Melt sliced Swiss cheese between two halves of the bagel.
  • Lunch - 750 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)
  • Cucumber (with peel), 1 cup slices
  • Baby Carrots, raw, 5 medium
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Peanut Butter, smooth style, with salt, 0.5 tbsp
  • 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 - 365 calories
  • Turkey breast, sliced, oven roasted, luncheon meat, 4 ounce(s)
  • Apples, fresh with skin, 1 small (2-1/2" dia) (approx 4 per lb)
  • Asparagus, fresh, 5 spear, medium (5-1/4" to 7" long)
  • Whole-Wheat Crackers, 0.75 oz
  • Neufchatel Cheese, 0.5 oz
  • Directions: Wrap asparagus with thinly sliced turkey.

Day 4

  • Breakfast - 630 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, 1% Milkfat, 0.5 cup (not packed)
  • Bacon, pork, microwaved, 4 medium slices, cooked (raw product packed 20/lb)
  • Egg, fresh, whole, raw, 2 medium
  • Apple juice, unsweetened, 4 fl oz
  • Bread, reduced-calorie, wheat, 2 slice
  • Lunch - 750 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Shrimp, cooked, 5 oz
  • Walnuts, 0.75 oz
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Spinach, fresh, 2 cup
  • Dinner Rolls, wheat, 1 roll (1 oz)
  • Croutons, seasoned, 0.5 cup
  • Russian Salad Dressing, low calorie, 2 tbsp
  • Tea, brewed, 6 fl oz
  • Dinner - 805 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Kraft Jello-o Brand Fat Free Pudding, Chocolate, 1 Serving
  • 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 - 365 calories
  • Turkey breast, sliced, oven roasted, luncheon meat, 4 ounce(s)
  • Raisins, 0.5 small box (1.5 oz)
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Croutons, seasoned, 0.5 cup
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp

Day 5

  • Breakfast - 630 calories
  • Silk, Plain Soymilk, Original 1 cup, 1 serving
  • Yogurt, fruit, 1 container (5 oz)
  • Cashew Butter, 1.5 tbsp
  • Banana, fresh, 0.5 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
  • Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins, 1 serving
  • Directions: Blend frozen banana, soymilk, nut butter and yogurt in a blender until smooth. Serve with muffins.
  • Lunch - 750 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)
  • Cucumber (with peel), 1 cup slices
  • Baby Carrots, raw, 5 medium
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Peanut Butter, smooth style, with salt, 0.5 tbsp
  • Dinner - 805 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Lowfat Vanilla Ice Cream, 0.5 cup (4 fl oz)
  • Pork tenderloin, 3 oz
  • Applesauce, unsweetened, 0.75 cup
  • Sweet potato, cooked, baked in skin, without salt, 0.5 small
  • Dinner Rolls, wheat, 1 roll (1 oz)
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Snack - 365 calories
  • Asian Chicken Salad RECIPE, 1 serving
  • Pineapple, fresh, 1.5 slice (3-1/2" dia x 3/4" thick)
  • Asparagus, fresh, 5 spear, medium (5-1/4" to 7" long)
  • Brown Rice, long grain, 0.5 cup
  • Sesame Oil, 1 1tsp

Day 6

  • Breakfast - 630 calories
  • Yogurt, Yoplait Light, Strawberry, 6 oz
  • Egg, fresh, whole, raw, 2 medium
  • Garden Vegetable Frittata, 1 serving
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Kellogg's Eggo Lowfat Nutri-Grain Waffles, 1 waffle, round (4" dia) (include frozen)
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, Original Buttery Spray, 5 sprays, 1 serving
  • 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
  • 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 - 365 calories
  • Peanut Butter, smooth style, with salt, 1.5 tbsp
  • Raisins, 0.5 small box (1.5 oz)
  • Celery, raw, 2 stalk, large (11"-12" long)
  • Cheese Crackers, 0.75 oz
  • Low fat cream cheese, 1 tbsp
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Directions: Top one stalk of celery with peanut butter and the other with cream cheese. Divide the raisins between both.

Day 7

  • Breakfast - 630 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Pork Sausage, 3 link (raw dimensions: 4" long x 7/8" dia), cooked
  • 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
  • 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 - 805 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Lowfat Vanilla Ice Cream, 0.5 cup (4 fl oz)
  • Pork tenderloin, 3 oz
  • Applesauce, unsweetened, 0.75 cup
  • Sweet potato, cooked, baked in skin, without salt, 0.5 small
  • Dinner Rolls, wheat, 1 roll (1 oz)
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Snack - 365 calories
  • Turkey breast, sliced, oven roasted, luncheon meat, 4 ounce(s)
  • Raisins, 0.5 small box (1.5 oz)
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Croutons, seasoned, 0.5 cup
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp