Cheap Healthy 2000 Calorie Meal Plan


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Day 1

  • Breakfast - 395 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 - 595 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Chickpeas (garbanzo beans), 0.5 cup
  • Peaches, fresh, 1 large (2-3/4" dia) (approx 2-1/2 per lb)
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Potatoes, baked, flesh and skin, with salt, 0.5 potato (2-1/3" x 4-3/4")
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Directions: Saute raw, cubed potato in oil for a few minutes to brown. Add pureed tomatoes and simmer until potatoes are soft. Add garbanzo beans and heat. Dish up and top with shredded cheese.
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Vanilla Frozen Yogurt, 0.5 cup
  • Vegan Lentil Burgers, 1 serving
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Grapes, 18 grape, seedless
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Bread, italian, 2 slice, medium
  • Smart Balance Buttery Spread, 0.5 tbsp
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Directions: Top Lentil burger with tomatoes and spread and enjoy on Italian bread.
  • Snack - 300 calories
  • Yogurt, fruit, 1 container (5 oz)
  • Baby Carrots, raw, 5 medium
  • Low-fat Maple Granola RECIPE, 0.3 serving
  • Russian Salad Dressing, low calorie, 2 tbsp

Day 2

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Yogurt, fruit, 1 container (5 oz)
  • Peaches, fresh, 1 large (2-3/4" dia) (approx 2-1/2 per lb)
  • Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins, 1 serving
  • Directions: Place milk, yogurt, and frozen peaches in a blender and mix until smooth.
  • Lunch - 595 calories
  • Kraft Jello-o Brand Fat Free Pudding, Vanilla, 1 Serving
  • Hard Boiled Egg, 1.5 large
  • Grapes, 18 grape, seedless
  • Microwaved Summer Squash, 1 serving
  • Bread, pita, whole-wheat, 0.5 pita, large (6-1/2" dia)
  • Hellmann's , Light Mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp, 1 serving
  • Mrs. Dash (R) Lemon Pepper Seasoning Blend, 0.25 tsp
  • Directions: Chop hard boiled egg and mix with light mayo and Mrs dash lemon pepper seasoning.
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, Nonfat, 0.75 cup (not packed)
  • Atlantic Salmon (fish) (.5 filet option = 198g), 2.5 oz
  • Pineapple, fresh, 1.5 slice (3-1/2" dia x 3/4" thick)
  • Mixed Vegetables, frozen, 0.1 package (10 oz)
  • Brown Rice, long grain, 0.5 cup
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Decaffeinated Coffee, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • 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 3

  • 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 - 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
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Flank Steak, 3 oz
  • Pears, fresh, 0.5 pear, large (approx 2 per lb)
  • Green Beans (snap), 12 beans (4" long)
  • Baked Potato, with skin, 0.5 medium (2-1/4" to 3-1/4" dia.)
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Decaffeinated Coffee, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • 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 4

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Shrimp, cooked, 5 oz
  • Banana, fresh, 0.5 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
  • Flour Tortillas, 1 tortilla, medium (approx 6" dia)
  • Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 1 cup (8 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
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated, 3 tbsp
  • Turkey, Ground turkey, 93% lean, 3 oz
  • Fruit Cocktail, 0.5 cup
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Onions, raw, 4 slice, medium (1/8" thick)
  • Spaghetti, cooked without added salt (pasta), 0.5 cup
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Directions: Saute onions and add pureed tomatoes and cook for sauce. Add browned ground turkey and mix. Top cooked spaghetti with sauce and top with Parmesan cheese.
  • Snack - 300 calories
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Cauliflower, raw, 0.5 cup
  • Hard Pretzels, 1 oz
  • French's Sweet & Tangy Honey Mustard, 4 tsp

Day 5

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Egg, fresh, whole, raw, 2 medium
  • Banana, fresh, 0.5 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
  • Flour Tortillas, 1 tortilla, medium (approx 6" dia)
  • Decaffeinated Coffee, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Directions: Melt cheese in the tortilla, add scrambled egg, roll and enjoy.
  • 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
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Applesauce, unsweetened, 0.75 cup
  • Broccoli, fresh, 2 spear (about 5" long)
  • Cauliflower, raw, 0.5 cup
  • Brown Rice, long grain, 0.5 cup
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Snack - 300 calories
  • Hard Boiled Egg, 1.5 large
  • Spinach, frozen, 0.5 cup
  • Whole-Wheat Crackers, 0.75 oz
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Lemon Juice, 1 fl oz

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
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Banana, fresh, 0.5 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
  • Baby Carrots, raw, 5 medium
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • Mrs. Dash (R) Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend, 0.25 tsp
  • 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
  • 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
  • Walnuts, 0.75 oz
  • Raisins, 0.5 small box (1.5 oz)
  • Total Cereal, 0.75 cup (1 serving)
  • Lunch - 595 calories
  • Kraft Jello-o Brand Fat Free Pudding, Vanilla, 1 Serving
  • Hard Boiled Egg, 1.5 large
  • Grapes, 18 grape, seedless
  • Microwaved Summer Squash, 1 serving
  • Bread, pita, whole-wheat, 0.5 pita, large (6-1/2" dia)
  • Hellmann's , Light Mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp, 1 serving
  • Mrs. Dash (R) Lemon Pepper Seasoning Blend, 0.25 tsp
  • Directions: Chop hard boiled egg and mix with light mayo and Mrs dash lemon pepper seasoning.
  • 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
  • Beans, black, 0.6 cup
  • Onions, raw, 4 slice, medium (1/8" thick)
  • Flour Tortillas, 1 tortilla, medium (approx 6" dia)
  • Canola Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Mrs. Dash (R) Lemon Pepper Seasoning Blend, 0.25 tsp
  • Directions: Prepare beans as indicated, heat, mix with corn and sauteed chopped onions, add to tortilla and fold.