2500 Calorie Vegetarian Weight Gain Meal Plan


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Day 1

  • 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
  • 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
  • Cottage Cheese, Nonfat, 0.75 cup (not packed)
  • Chickpeas (garbanzo beans), 0.5 cup
  • Peaches, fresh, 1 large (2-3/4" dia) (approx 2-1/2 per lb)
  • Sweet peppers (bell), 0.5 large (2-1/4 per lb, approx 3-3/4" long, 3" dia)
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Bread, pita, whole-wheat, 0.5 pita, large (6-1/2" dia)
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • Mrs. Dash (R) Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend, 0.25 tsp
  • Directions: Mix the Mrs. Dash with the Sour Cream and blend with beans and chopped tomatoes and peppers, then fill pita with mixture.
  • Snack - 365 calories
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Grapes, 18 grape, seedless
  • Salad Greens With Cranberry Vinaigrette, 0.5 serving
  • 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
  • Tea, brewed, 6 fl oz

Day 2

  • Breakfast - 630 calories
  • Neufchatel Cheese, 1 oz
  • Hard Boiled Egg, 1.5 large
  • Cantaloupe, 2 wedge, large (1/8 of large melon)
  • Bagels, oat bran, 0.5 bagel (3-1/2" dia)
  • Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Lunch - 750 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 - 805 calories
  • Neufchatel Cheese, 1 oz
  • Chickpeas (garbanzo beans), 0.5 cup
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Grapefruit, 1 fruit (3-3/4" dia)
  • Mixed Vegetables, frozen, 0.1 package (10 oz)
  • Broccoli, fresh, 2 spear (about 5" long)
  • Brown Rice, long grain, 0.5 cup
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated, 1 tbsp
  • Mrs. Dash (R) Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend, 0.25 tsp
  • Directions: Mix chickpeas, brown rice, Mrs. Dash, Neufchatel, and thawed vegetables. Place in casserole dish. Top with parmesan and bake at 375 degrees F until bubbling and cheese is golden brown. Serve with fruit.
  • Snack - 365 calories
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Grapes, 18 grape, seedless
  • Peas, edible-podded, raw, 12 pea pods
  • Bagels, plain, 0.5 bagel (3-1/2" dia)
  • Neufchatel Cheese, 0.5 oz

Day 3

  • Breakfast - 630 calories
  • Neufchatel Cheese, 1 oz
  • Hard Boiled Egg, 1.5 large
  • Cantaloupe, 2 wedge, large (1/8 of large melon)
  • Bagels, oat bran, 0.5 bagel (3-1/2" dia)
  • Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • 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
  • 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 - 365 calories
  • Cashew Butter, 1.5 tbsp
  • Applesauce, unsweetened, 0.75 cup
  • 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 4

  • Breakfast - 630 calories
  • Yogurt, plain, low fat, 0.5 cup (8 fl 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 - 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
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated, 3 tbsp
  • Tofu, firm, prepared with calcium sulfate and magnesium chloride (nigari), 0.75 cup
  • Pineapple, fresh, 1.5 slice (3-1/2" dia x 3/4" thick)
  • Grapes, 18 grape, seedless
  • Cauliflower, raw, 0.5 cup
  • Potatoes, baked, flesh and skin, with salt, 0.5 potato (2-1/3" x 4-3/4")
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • Directions: Steam potatoes and cauliflower, then mash with parmesan and butter. Top sliced tofu with balsamic and oil; broil until crispy, turning halfway. Serve with fruit and milk.
  • Snack - 365 calories
  • Beans, black, 0.6 cup
  • Cantaloupe, 2 wedge, large (1/8 of large melon)
  • Spinach, fresh, 2 cup
  • Bread, pita, whole-wheat, 0.5 pita, large (6-1/2" dia)
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • Salsa, 0.13 cup

Day 5

  • Breakfast - 630 calories
  • Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt, Plain, 6 oz
  • Walnuts, 0.75 oz
  • Raisins, 0.5 small box (1.5 oz)
  • Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins, 1 serving
  • Tea, brewed, 6 fl oz
  • Lunch - 750 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)
  • Snack - 365 calories
  • Yogurt, fruit, 1 container (5 oz)
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Baby Carrots, raw, 5 medium
  • Low-fat Maple Granola RECIPE, 0.3 serving

Day 6

  • Breakfast - 630 calories
  • Yogurt, plain, low fat, 0.5 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Walnuts, 0.75 oz
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Pancakes, 1 pancake (4" dia)
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, Original Buttery Spray, 5 sprays, 1 serving
  • Lunch - 750 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Hard Boiled Egg, 1.5 large
  • Pears, fresh, 0.5 pear, large (approx 2 per lb)
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Sweet peppers (bell), 0.5 large (2-1/4 per lb, approx 3-3/4" long, 3" dia)
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Bread, reduced-calorie, wheat, 2 slice
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Avocados, California (Haas), 0.13 fruit without skin and seeds
  • Salsa, 0.13 cup
  • Directions: Brush oil on bread. Place cheese and vegetables on bread and grill in a skillet until golden brown and cheese is melted. Serve with eggs and a pear. Dip sandwich in salsa.
  • Dinner - 805 calories
  • American Cheese, 1 slice (1 oz)
  • Yogurt, Yoplait Light, Strawberry, 6 oz
  • Morning Star Garden Veggie Burger, 1 serving(s)
  • Pineapple, fresh, 1.5 slice (3-1/2" dia x 3/4" thick)
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Onions, raw, 4 slice, medium (1/8" thick)
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Nature's Own Whitewheat Hamburger Bun, 1 serving
  • Hellmann's , Light Mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp, 1 serving
  • *Flax Seed, 0.66 tbsp
  • Ketchup, Heinz, 0.33 tbsp
  • Directions: Serve each veggie burger on half of the bun. Top with cheese, onions, tomatoes, mayo and ketchup. Top yogurt with pineapple, strawberries and flax.
  • Snack - 365 calories
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Grapes, 18 grape, seedless
  • Peas, edible-podded, raw, 12 pea pods
  • Bagels, plain, 0.5 bagel (3-1/2" dia)
  • Neufchatel Cheese, 0.5 oz

Day 7

  • Breakfast - 630 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Hard Boiled Egg, 1.5 large
  • Banana, fresh, 0.5 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
  • Corn Chex Cereal, 0.75 cup (1 serving)
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Tea, brewed, 6 fl oz
  • Directions: Can include 1 teaspoon of margarine or butter for toast.
  • 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
  • Kraft Jello-o Brand Fat Free Pudding, Chocolate, 1 Serving
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Tofu, firm, prepared with calcium sulfate and magnesium chloride (nigari), 0.75 cup
  • Apple juice, unsweetened, 4 fl oz
  • Raisins, 0.5 small box (1.5 oz)
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Sweet peppers (bell), 0.5 large (2-1/4 per lb, approx 3-3/4" long, 3" dia)
  • Rotini with Steamed Vegetables RECIPE, 0.5 serving
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Cider Vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • Snack - 365 calories
  • Hard Boiled Egg, 1.5 large
  • Applesauce, unsweetened, 0.75 cup
  • 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