Monday, January 4, 2010

New diet menu

As promised, I am posting my first week's menu. Our new diet required us to go through our cupboards and fridge and toss out all offending foods. So no more tater tots, hot dogs, or cookies. Knowing that I have a sweet tooth and would never be able to stick to a diet that required me to completely give up sweets, I found some recipes on the Body for Life website that we are going to try. We've also keep a stash of candy in the house knowing that one day a week is "free day". On this day you do not work out and you can eat whatever you want. We have chosen Saturdays to be our free day. This worked well for us since we sleep in on Saturdays and usually have "date night" and go out to eat.

So here is the planned menu for this week. Each meal should be a combination of protein and carb. Assume that each food is 1 serving unless otherwise noted.

Day 1 - Sunday
Breakfast - High protein french toast (recipe from Body for Life website) with 1 tsp margarine and 1 tbsp syrup
Morning Snack - 1 small red delicious apple with 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
Lunch - Turkey cold cuts on 2 slices multi-grain bread with light mayo
Afternoon Snack - Protein bar (AdvantEdge)
Dinner - Grilled trout, steamed broccoli, 1/2 baked potato with 2 tsp margarine
Dessert - Sugar free fat-free chocolate pudding

Day 2 - Monday
Breakfast - 1 packet plain oatmeal (made with water), 2 tsp sugar, dash of cinnamon, 2 tsp protein powder (Myoplex Lite)
Morning Snack - Protein shake (AdvantEdge)
Lunch - 1 can tuna mixed with 1 tbsp lite mayo and diced sweet pickles on a multi-grain tortilla and a cup of pears
Afternoon Snack - 1 small red delicious apple with 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
Dinner - Grilled turkey burger on multi-grain bun and steamed broccoli
Dessert - Apple blueberry crumble

Day 3 - Tuesday
Breakfast - 1 packet plain oatmeal (made with water), 2 tsp sugar, dash of cinnamon, 2 tsp protein powder (Myoplex Lite)
Morning Snack - Protein shake (AdvantEdge)
Lunch - Large green salad with 1 cup grilled chicken and a yogurt cup
Afternoon Snack - 1 small red delicious apple with 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
Dinner - Grilled steak, steamed mixed vegetables, baked sweet potato with 2 tsp margarine
Dessert - Strawberry "cheesecake" (recipe from Body for Life website)

Day 4 - Wednesday
Breakfast - 1 packet plain oatmeal (made with water), 2 tsp sugar, dash of cinnamon, 2 tsp protein powder (Myoplex Lite)
Morning Snack - Yogurt cup and a small apple
Lunch - Large green salad with 1 can of tuna
Afternoon Snack - Protein shake (AdvantEdge)
Dinner - Whole wheat penne with meat sauce and a green salad
Dessert - Banana pudding (recipe from Body for Life website)

Day 5 - Thursday
Breakfast - 1 packet plain oatmeal (made with water), 2 tsp sugar, dash of cinnamon, 2 tsp protein powder (Myoplex Lite)
Morning Snack - Protein shake (AdvantEdge)
Lunch - Chicken salad on multi-grain tortilla with a cup of fruit
Afternoon Snack - a small red delicious apple with a soy cheese stick
Dinner - Grilled snapper, brown rice, and mashed cauliflower
Dessert - Fruit smoothies

Day 6 - Friday
Breakfast - 1 packet plain oatmeal (made with water), 2 tsp sugar, dash of cinnamon, 2 tsp protein powder (Myoplex Lite)
Morning Snack - a small red delicious apple with 1 tbsp peanut butter
Lunch - Homemade turkey noodle soup
Afternoon Snack - Protein bar (AdvantEdge)
Dinner - Chicken quesadillas (soy cheese used) on multi-grain tortillas with a large green salad
Dessert - Sugar free fat-free pudding

Day 7 - Saturday
Free Day!!

I will be taking weekly pictures to document my progress. I'll post them periodically throughout the journey.

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