Eating a hearty breakfast is usually a good idea because it gives you your fuel for the day. Try not to skip breakfast and eat your three square meals a day with a couple of snacks so you don’t feel hungry. Drink lots of water to fill up your tummy too.
Pace your snacks and meals throughout the day and keep munchie foods like celery sticks or cut up fruit in a container in case you get the urge to snack in between meals. If you happen to break your diet and eat too much at least you will be eating healthy low calorie food instead of running out to get fast food.
Free 1200 Calorie Diet Menu DAY 15
–Total Calories 1207
Breakfast -382 calories
Chickpea and Potato Hash
Combine 4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, a handful of fresh spinach, 1/2 of a chopped up onion, a pinch of ginger, a couple pinches of curry powder and some salt to taste.
Over medium-high heat, add the potato mixture and press into a layer. Cook, without stirring, until crispy and golden brown on the bottom, 3 to 5 minutes.
Fold in 1 15-ounce can drained chickpeas and 1 cup chopped fresh zucchini, breaking up chunks of potato, until just combined. Press the mixture back into an even layer. Carve out 4 “wells” in the mixture. Break eggs, one at a time and slip one into each indentation. Cover and continue cooking until the eggs are set, 4 to 5 minutes for soft-set yolks
For those with little time in the morning here is a good and quicker alternative with about the same calories.
Fast alternative: Boil one large egg and serve with two pieces of whole grain bread and a couple pats of margarine. Enjoy with 1/2 glass freshly squeezed orange juice.
Snack -90 calories
Lunch -290 calories
Free 1200 Calorie Diet Menu DAY 15 Tip: You can make this the night before and keep in the fridge to eat the next day for lunch if you are going to be going to work. Put it in an air tight container. You can bring the Italian dressing in a seperate container if you don’t want the greens to wilt overnight.
Pesto Chicken Roll
Chop up a roast chicken breast and mix with 2-3 cubed mozzarella chunks , homemade or store bought pesto, and cherry tomatoes. Serve over greens with a 2 tbsp. low fat Italian or Catalina dressing.
Dinner -445 calories
Turkey & Veggie Saute (300 cal)
Cook 3/4 cup of brown rice or whole-wheat pasta. Brown 8 ounces lean all-white-meat ground turkey over medium-high heat with mushrooms (5 to 7 minutes); deglaze pan with white wine. Stir in mixed chopped vegetables of your choice, a tbsp. of oregano and salt and pepper to taste.
Drink of choice – Water with squeezed lemon (1 cal)
Dessert – ½ cup fat free vanilla ice cream or vanilla frozen yogurt(140 cal)
Enjoy our Free 1200 Calorie Diet Menu DAY 15
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