Simple 2400 Calorie Meal Plan


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Day 1

  • Breakfast - 630 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 - 750 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 - 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
  • 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 - 630 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Garden Vegetable Frittata, 1 serving
  • Shrimp, cooked, 5 oz
  • Fruit Cocktail, 0.5 cup
  • Cream of Wheat, regular, cooked with water, without salt, 0.75 cup
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, Original Buttery Spray, 5 sprays, 1 serving
  • Directions: Heat frittata. Serve pre-cooked shrimp atop Cream of Wheat for a variation on shrimp and grits. Toast bread and spritz with butter spray. Serve with fruit cocktail.
  • Lunch - 750 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, Nonfat, 0.75 cup (not packed)
  • Ham, extra lean, (5% fat), 4 slice (6-1/4" x 4" x 1/16")
  • 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, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Hellmann's , Light Mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp, 1 serving
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • 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
  • Chicken Breast (cooked), no skin, roasted, 0.5 breast, bone and skin removed
  • Lettuce, leaf salad, 2 cup, shredded
  • Cornbread, 0.6 piece
  • Kraft Light Done Right Ranch Salad Dressing, 1 tbsp
  • Salsa, 0.13 cup
  • Directions: Mix salsa and ranch and pour over chicken and lettuce. Serve with cornbread.

Day 3

  • Breakfast - 630 calories
  • Yogurt, Yoplait Light, Strawberry, 6 oz
  • Egg, fresh, whole, raw, 2 medium
  • Garden Vegetable Frittata, 1 serving
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Kellogg's Eggo Lowfat Nutri-Grain Waffles, 1 waffle, round (4" dia) (include frozen)
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, Original Buttery Spray, 5 sprays, 1 serving
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Day 4

  • Breakfast - 630 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)
  • Directions: Heat wrapped shrimp and cheese in microwave to melt cheese.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Atlantic Salmon (fish) (.5 filet option = 198g), 2.5 oz
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Dinner Rolls, wheat, 1 roll (1 oz)
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp

Day 5

  • Breakfast - 630 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
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Broiled Tilapia Parmesan, 1 serving
  • Oranges, 1 fruit (2-5/8" dia)
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Wild Rice, 0.6 cup
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • 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
  • Cashew Butter, 1.5 tbsp
  • 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 6

  • Breakfast - 630 calories
  • Yogurt, plain, low fat, 0.5 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Egg, fresh, whole, raw, 2 medium
  • Walnuts, 0.75 oz
  • Peaches, fresh, 1 large (2-3/4" dia) (approx 2-1/2 per lb)
  • Wheat Bran Muffins, with raisins, 1 muffin, toaster
  • 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
  • Swiss Cheese, 1 oz
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Chicken Breast (cooked), no skin, roasted, 0.5 breast, bone and skin removed
  • Watermelon, 1.25 cup, balls
  • Cantaloupe, 2 wedge, large (1/8 of large melon)
  • Spinach, frozen, 0.5 cup
  • 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 Ranch Salad Dressing, 1 tbsp
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • Yellow Mustard, 1 tsp or 1 packet
  • Directions: Spread mustard on chicken (pounded thin) and bake at 400 degrees F until cooked through. Top with thawed, drained spinach, and cheese, roll and secure with toothpick. Bake until cheese is melted. Serve with baked potato and sour cream, side salad with ranch dressing, melon and milk.
  • 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

Day 7

  • 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
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Broiled Tilapia Parmesan, 1 serving
  • Oranges, 1 fruit (2-5/8" dia)
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Wild Rice, 0.6 cup
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • Dinner - 805 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, Nonfat, 0.75 cup (not packed)
  • Vanilla Frozen Yogurt, 0.5 cup
  • Turkey, Ground turkey, 93% lean, 3 oz
  • Apples, fresh with skin, 1 small (2-1/2" dia) (approx 4 per lb)
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Onions, raw, 4 slice, medium (1/8" thick)
  • Bread, italian, 2 slice, medium
  • Hellmann's , Light Mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp, 1 serving
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • 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