The holiday season is just two weeks away, but there’s still time to lose a few extra pounds. We’ve got a 7 day healthy eating plan that will get you into that slinky party frock in time for Christmas. The meals are suitable for the whole family to make healthy eating easy and require an easy
Day 1 of the 7 day healthy eating plan has low carb meals.
Breakfast: Untoasted muesli + reduced-fat milk + tinned apricots
Lunch: Medium whole meal pita bread wrap filled with tuna and salad greens, plus a tub of reduced-fat yoghurt
Dinner: Sweet potato, rocket and asparagus frittata + bean salad + multigrain bread, plus a tub of reduced-fat yoghurt mixed with frozen berries.
Day 2 has light meals with salmon and chicken.
Breakfast: Multigrain toast + cottage cheese, honey & banana
Lunch: Salmon potato cakes + spinach and sweet corn salad + multigrain bread
Dinner: Grilled lemon chicken wraps + green salad, plus spiced apple compote + reduced fat ice cream
Day 3 focuses on reduced-fat foods.
Breakfast: Wholegrain cereal flakes + reduced-fat milk + canned peaches
Lunch: Ham, cheese & salad sandwich, plus some carrot sticks
Dinner: Salmon + chickpea salad, plus a tub of reduced-fat yoghurt with fresh rockmelon
Day 4 has lots of salad!
Breakfast: Two thin slices fruit toast + a banana smoothie
Lunch: Pumpkin & chickpea salad
Dinner: Spaghetti bolognaise + green salad + sourdough bread; plus grilled plums + a tub of reduced-fat yoghurt
Day 5 allows for sushi and steak.
Breakfast: Wholegrain cereal flakes + reduced-fat milk + banana
Lunch: Sushi rolls (salmon, tuna, avocado or salad), plus small coffee or hot chocolate (skim milk)
Dinner: Lean steak + potato + steam vegetables + multigrain bread, plus a small reduced-fat cheese & fruit platter
Day 6 has a lovely bruschetta and risotto!
Breakfast: ‘Breakfast bruschetta’ with sourdough bread, avocado & tomatoes
Lunch: Medium whole meal pita bread wrap filled with roast beef, wholegrain mustard & salad greens, plus milkshake made on reduced-fat milk
Dinner: Chicken, rocket & leek risotto + side salad, plus tinned peaches + reduced fat ice cream
Day 7 is a stir-fry.
Breakfast: Multigrain toast + avocado + a poached egg and a grilled tomato
Lunch: Chicken, lettuce & mayonnaise sandwich, plus tub of reduced-fat yoghurt
Dinner: Tofu, vegetable & cashew stir-fry + hokkien noodles, plus banana smoothie made from reduced-fat milk
The 7 day healthy eating plan is a great way to lose weight. If you get hungry between meals, select one or two choices from the following list:
- 20 raw almonds
- 8 dried apricots
- One piece of fresh seasonal fruit
- 250mL low-fat milk
- One cup of vegetable sticks such as capsicum or carrot with 50g hummus
- Two wholegrain dry biscuits topped with slices of tomato and cracked pepper