Simple 2200 Calorie Meal Plan


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Day 1

  • 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 - 750 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Beans, black, 0.6 cup
  • Beans, red kidney, 0.6 cup
  • Peaches, fresh, 1 large (2-3/4" dia) (approx 2-1/2 per lb)
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 1 cup, chopped or sliced
  • Sweet peppers (bell), 0.5 large (2-1/4 per lb, approx 3-3/4" long, 3" dia)
  • Tortilla Chips, 0.75 oz
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • Salsa, 0.13 cup
  • Directions: Top chips with beans, cheese, peppers and tomatoes; cook until cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream. Make peach salsa by chopping peach and adding to store-bought salsa.
  • Dinner - 805 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • 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.)
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • 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 2

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt, Plain, 6 oz
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Pears, fresh, 0.5 pear, large (approx 2 per lb)
  • Kellogg's Eggo Lowfat Nutri-Grain Waffles, 1 waffle, round (4" dia) (include frozen)
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Directions: Toast waffle, then top with Greek yogurt, sliced almonds and chopped pear. Serve with tea.
  • 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
  • Dinner - 805 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, Nonfat, 0.75 cup (not packed)
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • 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)
  • Snack - 300 calories
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • 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 3

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Yogurt, Yoplait Light, Strawberry, 6 oz
  • Cashew Butter, 1.5 tbsp
  • Raisins, 0.5 small box (1.5 oz)
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Decaffeinated Coffee, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Directions: Toast bread and top with nut butter and raisins. Serve with yogurt and coffee.
  • Lunch - 750 calories
  • Mozzarella Cheese, part skim milk, 1 oz
  • Morning Star Garden Veggie Burger, 1 serving(s)
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Savory Spinach with Tomatoes RECIPE, 0.5 serving
  • Whole Wheat Spaghetti, cooked (pasta), 0.6 cup
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated, 1 tbsp
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Directions: Top pasta with Savory Spinach and Tomatoes, both cheeses and two cooked and crumbled veggie burgers. Serve with strawberries and herbal tea.
  • Dinner - 805 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Cottage Cheese, Nonfat, 0.75 cup (not packed)
  • Grilled Lemongrass Beef RECIPE, 1 serving
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Blueberries, fresh, 0.75 cup
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Sweet potato, cooked, baked in skin, without salt, 0.5 small
  • Brown Rice, long grain, 0.5 cup
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • 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 4

  • Breakfast - 395 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
  • Directions: Puree strawberries to top pancake.
  • Lunch - 750 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Cashew Butter, 1.5 tbsp
  • Grapes, 18 grape, seedless
  • Celery, raw, 2 stalk, large (11"-12" long)
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Low fat cream cheese, 1 tbsp
  • Dinner - 805 calories
  • Mozzarella Cheese, part skim milk, 1 oz
  • Beans, navy, 0.5 cup
  • Applesauce, unsweetened, 0.75 cup
  • Sweet peppers (bell), 0.5 large (2-1/4 per lb, approx 3-3/4" long, 3" dia)
  • Onions, raw, 4 slice, medium (1/8" thick)
  • Wild Rice, 0.6 cup
  • Canola Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Directions: Saute chopped onions and peppers with fresh garlic in oil, add 2.5 cups water, rice and beans and season with oregano, cumin, ground cloves, and cayenne pepper to taste and simmer for about 1 hour. Top with Mozzarella Cheese and serve.
  • 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 5

  • Breakfast - 395 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)
  • Granola Bars, peanut butter, 1 bar
  • 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
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated, 3 tbsp
  • Vanilla Frozen Yogurt, 0.5 cup
  • Lentils, 0.6 cup
  • Cantaloupe, 2 wedge, large (1/8 of large melon)
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Spaghetti, cooked without added salt (pasta), 0.5 cup
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Directions: Fully cook lentils until soft to add to pureed, seasoned and cooked tomatoes for 'meat' sauce.
  • Snack - 300 calories
  • Yogurt, fruit, 1 container (5 oz)
  • Baby Carrots, raw, 5 medium
  • Granola Bars, peanut butter, 1 bar
  • *Flax Seed, 0.66 tbsp

Day 6

  • 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 - 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
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated, 3 tbsp
  • Beans, white, 0.5 cup
  • Fruit Cocktail, 0.5 cup
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Spinach, fresh, 2 cup
  • Spaghetti, cooked without added salt (pasta), 0.5 cup
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Directions: Heat oil and add minced garlic and saute. Add chopped tomatoes and properly prepared beans, cover with fresh spinach, cover and simmer about 10 minutes. Spoon over prepared noodles and top with cheese.
  • Snack - 300 calories
  • Turkey breast, sliced, oven roasted, luncheon meat, 4 ounce(s)
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Croutons, seasoned, 0.5 cup
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp

Day 7

  • Breakfast - 395 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)
  • 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
  • Cottage Cheese, Nonfat, 0.75 cup (not packed)
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Pineapple, fresh, 1.5 slice (3-1/2" dia x 3/4" thick)
  • Garlic-Spiked Broccoli and Mushrooms with Rosemary RECIPE, 0.5 serving
  • Croutons, seasoned, 0.5 cup
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Snack - 300 calories
  • Vegetarian Chili RECIPE, 1 serving
  • Onions, raw, 4 slice, medium (1/8" thick)
  • Brown Rice, long grain, 0.5 cup
  • Avocados, California (Haas), 0.13 fruit without skin and seeds
  • Directions: Mix rice into chili and heat. Top with onions and avocado.