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Simple 30-Day Weight-Loss Meal Plan for Summer

By Emily Lachtrupp MS, RD | July 23, 2021 | EatingWell

In this 30-day plan, you'll find a month of simple recipes—many on the grill—so you can spend less time thinking about what to eat and more time outside enjoying the sunshine.

For many of us, summer means a more relaxed schedule and spending as much time outside as possible. In this 30-day meal plan, we aim to simplify the meal routine while enjoying the best seasonal produce of summer. Over the next month, you'll spend more time grilling instead of standing over a stove, and you'll find recipes with shorter ingredient lists to get dinner on the table (or patio!) in a flash. Summer lends itself to simplicity: because the fruits and vegetables are so tasty this time of year, there's not a lot of prep work or seasoning needed.

If you're following this plan for weight loss, we set the calorie level at 1,500 per day, which is a level where most people lose weight, plus included modifications for 1,200 and 2,000 calories a day, depending on your calorie needs.

Tips to Simplify Your Meal Routine

  • Plan Ahead: Spending some time at the beginning of the week roughly planning what you'll have for each meal can make a huge difference if you're trying to eat healthier. It tends to reduce impulsive takeout dinners, plus you won't have to ask the dreaded "What should I cook for dinner?" question daily. In this plan, we mapped out 30 days but if that feels overwhelming, then start with planning just a few days at time and go from there.
  • Shop with a List: If you plan a few meals ahead of time and make a grocery list, you'll avoid several back-and-forth trips to the store for one or two items. Plus, shopping with a list tends to save money because we're less likely to impulse-buy.
  • Include No-Cook Meals: Summer is a great time for no-cook meals. Pantry staples, like canned beans over some greens, can make an awesome and quick lunch. Because summer produce is so fresh and delicious, it's perfect for simple and easy meals.
  • Stock Your Pantry: A well-stocked pantry is so helpful if you're trying to quickly get a meal on the table. Canned beans, whole grains like quinoa and brown rice, plus an array of herbs and spices are the staples of many basic meals.
  • Consider a CSA: Community Supported Agriculture shares, or CSAs, provide an excellent way to support your local farmer, up your produce intake and enjoy seasonal fruits and vegetables. Some CSAs preselect your haul for the week, while others have you choose your own produce to take home. Either way, you'll always have access to local produce and won't have to constantly wonder what's in season.

Week 1

Week 1

How to Meal-Prep Your Week of Meals:

  1. Make Brussels Sprouts Salad with Crunchy Chickpeas to have for lunch on Days 2 through 5.
  2. Prepare Greek Muffin-Tin Omelets with Feta & Peppers to have for breakfast throughout this week. Freeze 4 servings to have later this month.

Day 1

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Breakfast (296 calories)

A.M. Snack (268 calories)

  • ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds
  • 1 cup blackberries

Lunch (430 calories)

P.M. Snack (131 calories)

  • 1 large pear

Dinner (380 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,505 calories, 87 g protein, 145 g carbohydrates, 38 g fiber, 68 g fat, 1,216 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Omit the almonds at A.M. snack and change P.M. snack to 1 plum.

To make it 2,000 calories: Increase to ⅓ cup almonds at A.M. snack, add ¼ cup dried walnut halves to P.M. snack, and add 1 serving Guacamole Chopped Salad to dinner.

Day 2

Herb-Grilled Chicken Frites

Breakfast (287 calories)

A.M. Snack (282 calories)

  • 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts

Lunch (337 calories)

P.M. Snack (95 calories)

  • 1 medium apple

Dinner (483 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,484 calories, 77 g protein, 158 g carbohydrates, 36 g fiber, 68 g fat, 1,223 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Omit the yogurt and walnuts at A.M. snack.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add 3 Tbsp. natural peanut butter to P.M. snack and add 1 serving Cucumber & Avocado Salad to dinner.

Day 3

Greek Muffin-Tin-Omelets With Feta and Peppers on white plate

Breakfast (285 calories)

A.M. Snack (282 calories)

  • 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts

Lunch (337 calories)

P.M. Snack (163 calories)

  • 1 medium peach
  • 8 walnut halves

Dinner (449 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,515 calories, 68 g protein, 147 g carbohydrates, 34 g fiber, 81 g fat, 1,302 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Omit the yogurt and walnuts at A.M. snack and omit the peach at P.M. snack.

To make it 2,000 calories: Increase to 3 Tbsp. walnuts at A.M. snack, add 1 large pear to lunch, increase to ⅓ cup walnuts at P.M. snack, and add 1 serving Cucumber & Avocado Salad to dinner.

Day 4

muesli w/ raspberries

Breakfast (287 calories)

A.M. Snack (234 calories)

  • 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped walnuts

Lunch (337 calories)

P.M. Snack (59 calories)

  • 1 medium peach

Dinner (584 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,501 calories, 81 g protein, 157 g carbohydrates, 45 g fiber, 70 g fat, 1,514 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Omit the walnuts at A.M. snack and omit the Guacamole Chopped Salad at dinner.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 serving Spinach, Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie to breakfast and add ¼ cup walnut halves to P.M. snack.

Day 5

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Crunchy Chickpeas

Breakfast (285 calories)

A.M. Snack (275 calories)

  • 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup blackberries

Lunch (337 calories)

P.M. Snack (206 calories)

  • ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds

Dinner (383 calories)

Meal-Prep Tip: Reserve 2 servings of the Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad to have for lunch on Days 6 and 7.

Daily Totals: 1,486 calories, 92 g protein, 116 g carbohydrates, 32 g fiber, 79 g fat, 1,483 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Omit the yogurt and walnuts at A.M. snack and reduce to 20 almonds at P.M. snack.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 serving Spinach, Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie to breakfast and add 1 serving Cucumber & Avocado Salad to dinner.

Day 6

frittata

Breakfast (287 calories)

A.M. Snack (248 calories)

  • ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds
  • ½ cup blueberries

Lunch (383 calories)

P.M. Snack (119 calories)

  • 1 (5-oz.) container low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup raspberries

Dinner (459 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,498 calories, 89 g protein, 133 g carbohydrates, 36 g fiber, 75 g fat, 1,305 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Omit the almonds at A.M. snack and omit the yogurt at P.M. snack.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 serving Spinach, Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie to breakfast plus increase to ¾ cup yogurt and add 3 Tbsp. chopped walnuts to P.M. snack.

Day 7

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Breakfast (296 calories)

A.M. Snack (268 calories)

  • ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds
  • 1 cup blackberries

Lunch (383 calories)

P.M. Snack (135 calories)

  • 1 plum
  • 8 walnut halves

Dinner (439 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,521 calories, 83 g protein, 126 g carbohydrates, 34 g fiber, 83 g fat, 1,671 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Omit the almonds at A.M. snack and omit the walnuts at P.M. snack.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 large pear to breakfast, increase to ⅓ cup almonds at A.M. snack, increase to ⅓ cup walnuts at P.M. snack, and add 1 serving Everything Bagel Avocado Toast to dinner.

Week 2

Week 2

How to Meal-Prep Your Week of Meals:

  1. Make Spicy Slaw Bowls with Shrimp & Edamame to have for lunch on Days 9 through 12.

Day 8

superfood chopped salmon salad

Breakfast (320 calories)

  • 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium peach, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts

A.M. Snack (268 calories)

  • 1 cup blackberries
  • ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds

Lunch (364 calories)

P.M. Snack (164 calories)

  • ¼ cup walnut halves

Dinner (409 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,524 calories, 97 g protein, 116 g carbohydrates, 34 g fiber, 86 g fat, 944 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Omit almonds at A.M. snack and change P.M. snack to 1 plum.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 whole-wheat English muffin with 1½ Tbsp. natural peanut butter to breakfast and add 1 serving Everything Bagel Avocado Toast to dinner.

Day 9

Chicken Veggie Fajitas

Breakfast (324 calories)

A.M. Snack (206 calories)

  • ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds

Lunch (364 calories)

P.M. Snack (215 calories)

  • ½ cup raspberries
  • 14 walnut halves

Dinner (391 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,500 calories, 89 g protein, 118 g carbohydrates, 30 g fiber, 80 g fat, 1,224 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Change A.M. snack to 1 plum and reduce to 6 walnut halves at P.M. snack.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 medium apple to breakfast, increase to ⅓ cup almonds at A.M. snack, add 1 medium peach to lunch, increase to ⅓ cup walnuts at P.M. snack, and add 1 serving Guacamole Chopped Salad to dinner.

Day 10

Spinach, Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Ted & Chelsea Cavanaugh

Breakfast (324 calories)

A.M. Snack (64 calories)

  • 1 cup raspberries

Lunch (364 calories)

P.M. Snack (324 calories)

  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 20 walnut halves

Dinner (442 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,517 calories, 83 g protein, 123 g carbohydrates, 34 g fiber, 83 g fat, 1,100 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Reduce to 5 walnut halves at P.M. snack and omit the baguette at dinner.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 peach to breakfast, add ⅓ cup almonds to A.M. snack, and add 1 serving Everything Bagel Avocado Toast to dinner.

Day 11

Greek Summer-Squash Grilled Pizza

Breakfast (320 calories)

  • 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium peach, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts

A.M. Snack (270 calories)

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds

Lunch (364 calories)

P.M. Snack (135 calories)

  • 1 plum
  • 8 walnut halves

Dinner (418 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,507 calories, 82 g protein, 128 g carbohydrates, 30 g fiber, 82 g fat, 1,151 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Omit the walnuts at breakfast and omit the almonds at A.M. snack.

To make it 2,000 calories: Increase to 4 Tbsp. walnuts at breakfast, increase to ⅓ cup almonds at A.M. snack, increase to ⅓ cup walnuts at P.M. snack, and add 1 serving Cucumber & Avocado Salad to dinner.

Day 12

Spicy Slaw Bowls with Shrimp & Edamame

Breakfast (320 calories)

  • 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium peach, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts

A.M. Snack (64 calories)

  • 1 cup raspberries

Lunch (364 calories)

P.M. Snack (237 calories)

  • 1 plum
  • ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds

Dinner (518 calories)

Meal-Prep Tip: Reserve 2 servings of the Chicken Pesto Pasta with Asparagus to have for lunch on Days 13 and 14.

Daily Totals: 1,502 calories, 96 g protein, 117 g carbohydrates, 32 g fiber, 77 g fat, 811 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Omit the walnuts at breakfast and omit the almonds at P.M. snack.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add ⅓ cup almonds to A.M. snack and add 1 serving Guacamole Chopped Salad to dinner.

Day 13

Better-Than-Takeout Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries

Breakfast (324 calories)

A.M. Snack (62 calories)

  • 1 cup blackberries

Lunch (518 calories)

P.M. Snack (206 calories)

  • ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds

Dinner (408 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,518 calories, 83 g protein, 153 g carbohydrates, 34 g fiber, 70 g fat, 1,270 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Change breakfast to 1 serving Raspberry-Kefir Power Smoothie, reduce to ½ cup blackberries at A.M. snack, and change P.M. snack to ½ cup sliced cucumber.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add 30 almonds to A.M. snack and add 1 serving Guacamole Chopped Salad to dinner.

Day 14

Cobb Salad with Herb-Rubbed Chicken

Breakfast (320 calories)

  • 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium peach, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts

A.M. Snack (165 calories)

  • 1 (5-oz.) container low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup blackberries

Lunch (518 calories)

P.M. Snack (64 calories)

  • 1 cup raspberries

Dinner (412 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,479 calories, 98 g protein, 112 g carbohydrates, 31 g fiber, 76 g fat, 1,027 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Omit the walnuts at breakfast and change A.M. snack to ½ cup sliced cucumber.

To make it 2,000 calories: Increase to 4 Tbsp. chopped walnuts at breakfast, add ⅓ cup almonds to P.M. snack, and add 1 serving Everything Bagel Avocado Toast to dinner.

Week 3

week 3

How to Meal-Prep Your Week of Meals:

  1. Make Spinach & Strawberry Meal-Prep Salad to have for lunch on Days 16 through 19.
  2. Prepare Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats to have for breakfast on Days 16 through 20.

Day 15

Simple Grilled Salmon & Vegetables

Breakfast (296 calories)

A.M. Snack (206 calories)

  • ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds

Lunch (325 calories)

P.M. Snack (274 calories)

  • ⅓ cup walnut halves
  • 1 medium peach

Dinner (405 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,506 calories, 83 g protein, 109 g carbohydrates, 31 g fiber, 85 g fat, 1,452 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Change A.M. snack to 1 plum and reduce to 8 walnut halves at P.M. snack.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 serving Raspberry-Kefir Power Smoothie to breakfast and add 1 serving Guacamole Chopped Salad to dinner.

Day 16

cinnamon roll overnight oats shot overhead in mason jars with raspberries and pecans on top

Breakfast (321 calories)

A.M. Snack (64 calories)

  • 1 cup raspberries

Lunch (374 calories)

P.M. Snack (293 calories)

  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 30 unsalted dry-roasted almonds

Dinner (432 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,485 calories, 84 g protein, 108 g carbohydrates, 34 g fiber, 84 g fat, 1,439 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Change P.M. snack to 1 plum.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add ⅓ cup almonds to A.M. snack, increase to 40 almonds at P.M. snack, and add 1 serving Everything Bagel Avocado Toast to dinner.

Day 17

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta

Breakfast (321 calories)

A.M. Snack (253 calories)

  • ¾ cup blackberries
  • ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds

Lunch (374 calories)

P.M. Snack (64 calories)

  • 1 cup raspberries

Dinner (499 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,511 calories, 92 g protein, 140 g carbohydrates, 34 g fiber, 68 g fat, 1,697 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Omit the yogurt at breakfast and omit the almonds at A.M. snack.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add 30 almonds to A.M. snack and add 1 serving Guacamole Chopped Salad to dinner.

Day 18

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Slaw Lime Crema

Breakfast (321 calories)

A.M. Snack (59 calories)

  • 1 medium peach

Lunch (374 calories)

P.M. Snack (167 calories)

  • 1 cup blackberries
  • ½ cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt

Dinner (584 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,505 calories, 93 g protein, 141 g carbohydrates, 30 g fiber, 68 g fat, 1,932 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Omit the yogurt at P.M. snack and omit the Guacamole Chopped Salad at dinner.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 serving Raspberry-Kefir Power Smoothie to breakfast and add 30 almonds to A.M. snack.

Day 19

spinach & strawberry meal-prep salad

Breakfast (321 calories)

A.M. Snack (131 calories)

  • 1 large pear

Lunch (374 calories)

P.M. Snack (277 calories)

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 25 unsalted dry-roasted almonds

Dinner (413 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,516 calories, 77 g protein, 136 g carbohydrates, 30 g fiber, 79 g fat, 1,582 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Change A.M. snack to 1 medium peach and change P.M. snack to 1 plum.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 serving Raspberry-Kefir Power Smoothie to breakfast and add 30 almonds to A.M. snack.

Day 20

Peanut Zucchini Noodle Salad with Chicken

Breakfast (321 calories)

A.M. Snack (237 calories)

  • 1 plum
  • ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds

Lunch (383 calories)

P.M. Snack (59 calories)

  • 1 medium peach

Dinner (495 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,494 calories, 74 g protein, 148 g carbohydrates, 33 g fiber, 74 g fat, 1,705 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Reduce to ½ cup yogurt at breakfast, omit the almonds at A.M. snack and switch P.M. snack to 1 plum.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add ¼ cup almonds to P.M. snack and add 1 whole avocado, sliced, to dinner.

Day 21

Speedy Crab Cakes

Breakfast (296 calories)

A.M. Snack (206 calories)

  • ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds

Lunch (383 calories)

P.M. Snack (164 calories)

  • ¼ cup walnut halves

Dinner (449 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,498 calories, 67 g protein, 111 g carbohydrates, 34 g fiber, 94 g fat, 1,443 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Change A.M. snack to 1 plum and change P.M. snack to 1 medium peach.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 serving Raspberry-Kefir Power Smoothie to breakfast, increase to ⅓ cup almonds at A.M. snack, and add 1 serving Everything Bagel Avocado Toast to dinner.

Week 4

week 4

How to Meal-Prep Your Week of Meals:

  1. Make Chicken Caprese Pasta Salad Bowls to have for lunch on Days 23 through 26.

Day 22

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Breakfast (285 calories)

A.M. Snack (62 calories)

  • 1 cup blackberries

Lunch (430 calories)

P.M. Snack (270 calories)

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds

Dinner (442 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,489 calories, 79 g protein, 108 g carbohydrates, 35 g fiber, 87 g fat, 1,359 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Omit the peach at breakfast and omit the almonds at P.M. snack.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add ⅓ cup almonds to A.M. snack and add 1 serving Guacamole Chopped Salad to dinner.

Day 23

Grilled Chicken with Red Pepper-Pecan Romesco Sauce

Breakfast (285 calories)

A.M. Snack (62 calories)

  • 1 cup blackberries

Lunch (514 calories)

P.M. Snack (129 calories)

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 5 walnut halves

Dinner (507 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,497 calories, 82 g protein, 118 g carbohydrates, 33 g fiber, 81 g fat, 1,562 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Omit the peach at breakfast, omit the walnuts at P.M. snack, and substitute 1 cup steamed broccoli for the Cucumber & Avocado Salad at dinner.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 serving Raspberry-Kefir Power Smoothie to breakfast and add ⅓ cup almonds to A.M. snack.

Day 24

Grilled Flank Steak with Tomato Salad

Breakfast (324 calories)

A.M. Snack (64 calories)

  • 1 cup raspberries

Lunch (514 calories)

P.M. Snack (167 calories)

  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 8 walnut halves

Dinner (442 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,510 calories, 86 g protein, 149 g carbohydrates, 30 g fiber, 67 g fat, 1,096 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Reduce to ½ cup raspberries at A.M. snack, change P.M. snack to ¼ cup sliced cucumbers, and omit the baguette at dinner.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add ⅔ cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt to breakfast, add ⅓ cup almonds to A.M. snack and increase to ⅓ cup walnuts at P.M. snack.

Day 25

Plate of Spicy Shrimp Tacos recipe

Alison Miksch Photography / Kindsey Lower Prop Styling / Rishon Hanners Food Styling

Breakfast (324 calories)

A.M. Snack (64 calories)

  • 1 cup raspberries

Lunch (514 calories)

P.M. Snack (167 calories)

  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 8 walnut halves

Dinner (421 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,489 calories, 78 g protein, 160 g carbohydrates, 35 g fiber, 65 g fat, 1,405 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Change breakfast to Raspberry-Kefir Power Smoothie, reduce to ½ cup raspberries at A.M. snack, and change P.M. snack to ¼ cup sliced cucumbers.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add ⅔ cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt to breakfast, add ⅓ cup almonds to A.M. snack and increase to ⅓ cup walnuts at P.M. snack.

Day 26

chicken caprese pasta salad in glass food storage container

Breakfast (285 calories)

A.M. Snack (129 calories)

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 5 walnut halves

Lunch (514 calories)

P.M. Snack (131 calories)

  • 1 large pear

Dinner (418 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,477 calories, 70 g protein, 172 g carbohydrates, 30 g fiber, 62 g fat, 1,537 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Omit the peach at breakfast, reduce to ½ cup raspberries at A.M. snack, and change P.M. snack to 1 plum.

To make it 2,000 calories: Increase to ⅓ cup walnuts at A.M. snack, add 1 medium apple to lunch, and add ⅓ cup almonds to P.M. snack.

Day 27

Greek Muffin-Tin-Omelets With Feta and Peppers on white plate

Breakfast (285 calories)

A.M. Snack (163 calories)

  • 1 medium peach
  • 8 walnut halves

Lunch (364 calories)

P.M. Snack (272 calories)

  • ⅓ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds

Dinner (429 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,513 calories, 83 g protein, 122 g carbohydrates, 32 g fiber, 87 g fat, 1,381 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Omit the walnuts at A.M. snack and change P.M. snack to 1 peach.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 serving Raspberry-Kefir Power Smoothie to breakfast, add 1 plum to P.M. snack, and add a 2-oz. slice of whole-wheat baguette to dinner.

Day 28

Vegetarian Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

Breakfast (324 calories)

A.M. Snack (59 calories)

  • 1 medium peach

Lunch (364 calories)

P.M. Snack (166 calories)

  • 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt

Dinner (595 calories)

Meal-Prep Tip: Reserve 2 servings of the Vegetarian Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers to have for lunch on Days 29 and 30.

Daily Totals: 1,506 calories, 85 g protein, 173 g carbohydrates, 38 g fiber, 62 g fat, 1,384 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Reduce to ⅔ cup yogurt at P.M. snack and omit the Guacamole Chopped Salad at dinner.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add ⅓ cup almonds to A.M. snack and add ⅓ cup walnuts to P.M. snack.

Week 5

week 5 weight loss

Day 29

Grilled Salmon with Sweet Peppers

Breakfast (287 calories)

A.M. Snack (206 calories)

  • ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds

Lunch (408 calories)

P.M. Snack (164 calories)

  • ¼ cup walnut halves

Dinner (442 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,508 calories, 75 g protein, 171 g carbohydrates, 36 g fiber, 65 g fat, 762 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Change A.M. snack to 1 plum and change P.M. snack to 1 peach.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 serving Raspberry-Kefir Power Smoothie to breakfast and add 1 serving Guacamole Chopped Salad to dinner.

Day 30

spice grilled chicken

Breakfast (287 calories)

A.M. Snack (206 calories)

  • ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds

Lunch (408 calories)

P.M. Snack (59 calories)

  • 1 medium peach

Dinner (540 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,501 calories, 69 g protein, 150 g carbohydrates, 38 g fiber, 77 g fat, 1,259 mg sodium

To make it 1,200 calories: Reduce to 15 almonds at A.M. snack and omit the Cucumber & Avocado Salad at dinner.

To make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 serving Raspberry-Kefir Power Smoothie to breakfast and add ⅓ cup almonds to P.M. snack.


This article was written by Emily Lachtrupp, M.S. and Rd from EatingWell and was legally licensed through the Industry Dive publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@industrydive.com.


Emily Lachtrupp MS, RD
EatingWell

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