Easy 2000 Calorie Meal Plan


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Day 1

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Bacon, pork, microwaved, 4 medium slices, cooked (raw product packed 20/lb)
  • Raisins, 0.5 small box (1.5 oz)
  • Instant, Quick, and Regular Oats Cereal, cooked with water, 0.75 cup, cooked
  • Lunch - 595 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, 1% Milkfat, 0.5 cup (not packed)
  • Tilapia (3.5 oz or 99.2g), 6 oz
  • Pineapple, fresh, 1.5 slice (3-1/2" dia x 3/4" thick)
  • Garlic-Spiked Broccoli and Mushrooms with Rosemary RECIPE, 0.5 serving
  • Couscous, 1 oz, dry, yields
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Lemon Juice, 1 fl oz
  • Directions: Drizzle tilapia with oil and lemon juice, then broil until flaky. Serve with pineapple and cottage cheese, garlic-spiked broccoli and mushrooms, and couscous.
  • Dinner - 650 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)
  • 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, 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 - 300 calories
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Cucumber (with peel), 1 cup slices
  • Bagels, oat bran, 0.5 bagel (3-1/2" dia)
  • Smart Balance Buttery Spread, 0.5 tbsp
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)

Day 2

  • 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 - 595 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Southwestern Grilled Pork Tenderloin RECIPE, 1 serving
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Wild Rice, 0.6 cup
  • Canola Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, 1% Milkfat, 0.5 cup (not packed)
  • Beans, navy, 0.5 cup
  • Peaches, fresh, 1 large (2-3/4" dia) (approx 2-1/2 per lb)
  • Mixed Vegetables, frozen, 0.1 package (10 oz)
  • Bread, reduced-calorie, wheat, 2 slice
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated, 1 tbsp
  • Pacific Natural Foods Organic Low Sodium Vegetable Broth, 1 cup, 1 serving
  • Directions: Saute vegetables in olive oil, then add drained and rinsed beans and broth. Heat, then serve with toast, and cottage cheese with peaches.
  • Snack - 300 calories
  • Garden Vegetable Frittata, 1 serving
  • Broccoli, fresh, 2 spear (about 5" long)
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Neufchatel Cheese, 0.5 oz
  • Lemon Juice, 1 fl oz

Day 3

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Pork Sausage, 3 link (raw dimensions: 4" long x 7/8" dia), cooked
  • Blueberries, fresh, 0.75 cup
  • Instant, Quick, and Regular Oats Cereal, cooked with water, 0.75 cup, cooked
  • Lunch - 595 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Southwestern Grilled Pork Tenderloin RECIPE, 1 serving
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Wild Rice, 0.6 cup
  • Canola Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Apples, fresh with skin, 1 small (2-1/2" dia) (approx 4 per lb)
  • Celery, raw, 2 stalk, large (11"-12" long)
  • Baby Carrots, raw, 5 medium
  • Whole-Wheat Crackers, 1 oz
  • Peanut Butter, smooth style, with salt, 0.5 tbsp
  • Salsa, 0.13 cup
  • Directions: Assemble a "tasting plate" with a sliced apple, carrots and celery, and crackers. For dipping, serve salsa, hummus and peanut butter.
  • 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 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 - 595 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 - 650 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Ham, extra lean, (5% fat), 4 slice (6-1/4" x 4" x 1/16")
  • Applesauce, unsweetened, 0.75 cup
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Mashed Potatoes, 0.6 cup
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • Snack - 300 calories
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Cucumber (with peel), 1 cup slices
  • Bagels, oat bran, 0.5 bagel (3-1/2" dia)
  • Smart Balance Buttery Spread, 0.5 tbsp
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)

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 - 595 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)
  • Bread, pita, whole-wheat, 0.5 pita, large (6-1/2" dia)
  • Mayonnaise, regular (mayo), 0.5 tbsp
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Tuna, Canned in Water, drained, 0.75 can
  • Grapes, 18 grape, seedless
  • Mixed Vegetables, frozen, 0.1 package (10 oz)
  • Baked Potato, with skin, 0.5 medium (2-1/4" to 3-1/4" dia.)
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • Directions: Stuff baked potato with tuna and cheese; heat until cheese is melted, and top with sour cream. Serve with buttery vegetables and grapes.
  • Snack - 300 calories
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Roasted Beets RECIPE, 0.5 serving
  • Hard Pretzels, 1 oz
  • French's Sweet & Tangy Honey Mustard, 4 tsp

Day 6

  • Breakfast - 395 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)
  • Tea, brewed, 6 fl oz
  • Lunch - 595 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 - 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
  • 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 7

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Bacon, pork, microwaved, 4 medium slices, cooked (raw product packed 20/lb)
  • Apple juice, unsweetened, 4 fl oz
  • Cream of Wheat, regular, cooked with water, without salt, 0.75 cup
  • Lunch - 595 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 - 650 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Apples, fresh with skin, 1 small (2-1/2" dia) (approx 4 per lb)
  • Celery, raw, 2 stalk, large (11"-12" long)
  • Baby Carrots, raw, 5 medium
  • Whole-Wheat Crackers, 1 oz
  • Peanut Butter, smooth style, with salt, 0.5 tbsp
  • Salsa, 0.13 cup
  • Directions: Assemble a "tasting plate" with a sliced apple, carrots and celery, and crackers. For dipping, serve salsa, hummus and peanut butter.
  • 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.