Cheap Healthy 2400 Calorie Meal Plan


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Day 1

  • Breakfast - 630 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Cashew Butter, 1.5 tbsp
  • Apple juice, unsweetened, 4 fl oz
  • MultiGrain Cheerios Cereal, 1 cup
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Lunch - 750 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, Nonfat, 0.75 cup (not packed)
  • Asian Chicken Salad RECIPE, 1 serving
  • Fruit Cocktail, 0.5 cup
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Peas, edible-podded, raw, 12 pea pods
  • Whole-Wheat Crackers, 0.75 oz
  • Mayonnaise, regular (mayo), 0.5 tbsp
  • 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 2

  • Breakfast - 630 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Egg, fresh, whole, raw, 2 medium
  • Morningstar Farms Breakfast Patties (original sausage), 2 patty
  • 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, crumbled breakfast patties, roll and enjoy.
  • Lunch - 750 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, 1% Milkfat, 0.5 cup (not packed)
  • Tuna, Canned in Water, drained, 0.75 can
  • Apple juice, unsweetened, 4 fl oz
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Green Beans (snap), 12 beans (4" long)
  • Potatoes, baked, flesh and skin, with salt, 0.5 potato (2-1/3" x 4-3/4")
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • Directions: Top lettuce with tuna, chopped baked potato, steamed green beans and oil/vinegar for a Provencal-style salad. Serve with apple juice and cottage cheese.
  • Dinner - 805 calories
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated, 3 tbsp
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • 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
  • 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
  • Turkey breast, sliced, oven roasted, luncheon meat, 4 ounce(s)
  • 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 3

  • Breakfast - 630 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
  • 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 - 805 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Chocolate Frozen Yogurt, 0.5 cup (4 fl oz)
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Beans, black, 0.6 cup
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Onions, raw, 4 slice, medium (1/8" thick)
  • Summer Veggie Casserole, 0.5 serving
  • Brown Rice, long grain, 0.5 cup
  • Avocados, California (Haas), 0.13 fruit without skin and seeds
  • Salsa, 0.13 cup
  • Directions: Cook beans with peppers and onions. Top beans and rice with avocado and salsa. Serve with milk. For dessert: Top chocolate frozen yogurt with almonds and strawberries.
  • 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 4

  • Breakfast - 630 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 - 750 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Garden Vegetable Frittata, 1 serving
  • Blueberries, fresh, 0.75 cup
  • 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")
  • Smart Balance Buttery Spread, 0.5 tbsp
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Directions: Serve two helpings of the Garden Vegetables Frittata with asparagus (topped with olive oil), blueberries and toast with margarine. And drink your milk!
  • Dinner - 805 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Kraft Jello-o Brand Fat Free Pudding, Chocolate, 1 Serving
  • 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, fresh, 2 cup
  • Croutons, seasoned, 0.5 cup
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp

Day 5

  • 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
  • Tuna, Canned in Water, drained, 0.75 can
  • Raisins, 0.5 small box (1.5 oz)
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Onions, raw, 4 slice, medium (1/8" thick)
  • Bread, pita, whole-wheat, 0.5 pita, large (6-1/2" dia)
  • Mayonnaise, regular (mayo), 0.5 tbsp
  • 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 - 300 calories
  • Turkey breast, sliced, oven roasted, luncheon meat, 4 ounce(s)
  • 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 6

  • 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
  • Neufchatel Cheese, 1 oz
  • Walnuts, 0.75 oz
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Raisins, 0.5 small box (1.5 oz)
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Bagels, plain, 0.5 bagel (3-1/2" dia)
  • Kraft Light Done Right Italian Salad Dressing, 2 tbsp
  • Hazelnuts, 5 nuts
  • Directions: Spread cream cheese on bagel. Top lettuce with dressing. Serve raisins and nuts on the side.
  • Dinner - 805 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Chocolate Frozen Yogurt, 0.5 cup (4 fl oz)
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Beans, black, 0.6 cup
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Onions, raw, 4 slice, medium (1/8" thick)
  • Summer Veggie Casserole, 0.5 serving
  • Brown Rice, long grain, 0.5 cup
  • Avocados, California (Haas), 0.13 fruit without skin and seeds
  • Salsa, 0.13 cup
  • Directions: Cook beans with peppers and onions. Top beans and rice with avocado and salsa. Serve with milk. For dessert: Top chocolate frozen yogurt with almonds and strawberries.
  • Snack - 300 calories
  • Beans, red kidney, 0.6 cup
  • Onions, raw, 4 slice, medium (1/8" thick)
  • Bread, pita, whole-wheat, 0.5 pita, large (6-1/2" dia)
  • Canola Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp

Day 7

  • Breakfast - 630 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 - 750 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, Nonfat, 0.75 cup (not packed)
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Pineapple, fresh, 1.5 slice (3-1/2" dia x 3/4" thick)
  • Baby Carrots, raw, 5 medium
  • Whole-Wheat Crackers, 0.75 oz
  • Peanut Butter, smooth style, with salt, 0.5 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
  • 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