OK, so I’ve been getting a few emails lately asking if I could post an example of a simple yet tasty weight loss eating plan. Well, you’re in luck! Here’s a 2-day menu planner which you can use anytime, anywhere. Click here for more weight loss diet plans.
Breakfast: Spinach and fried egg on toast. Heat 1 tsp olive oil in a small frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook 1 egg for 2-3 minutes or until the white sets. Meanwhile, wilt 2 cups baby spinach in a microwave-safe bowl on high for 1 minute. Drain and serve on 1 (42g) slice toasted wholegrain bread with egg on top. Yum!
Lunch: Corned beef on rye. Spread 2 (20g) slices light rye bread with 3 tsp Dijon mustard and fill with 100g lean cooked corned beef, 1 (25g) sliced gherkin, 1 (17g) slice light cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup shredded cabbage.
Dinner: Bacon and prawn cauliflower fried rice.
Snacks: Spread 1 (35g) slice of toasted soy and linseed bread with 2 tbs low-fat ricotta cheese. Top with fresh sliced figs. 1 sliced apple and 10 almonds.
Breakfast: Plum porridge. Place 1/2 a cup (40g) rolled oats, 1 cup (250ml) water and a pinch of salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 4 minutes. Meanwhile, chargrill 3 halved plums for 2 minutes or until softened. Add to porridge and drizzle with 2 tsp honey.
Lunch: Smoked salmon salad. Arrange 3 (25g) slices smoked salmon with 50g baby spinach, 50g halved cherry tomatoes. 1 cup (175g) cooked chickpeas and 1/4 thinly sliced small red onion on a plate. Dollop over 1/4 cup (60g) cottage cheese. Sprinkle with 1 tbs chopped fresh chives. 2 tsp baby capers and 1 tsp lemon zest. Season.
Dinner: Quick Indian spice-rubbed turkey steaks with brown rice salad.
Snacks: Top 1/2 cup (120g) no-fat natural Greek yoghurt with sliced grapes. 1/2 cup (125ml) skim milk for tea or coffee. Carrot sticks with 1 tbs hummus.
Follow these weight loss eating plans as they are or choose your favourites to create your own menu.