2000 Calorie Diet Sample Menu

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					         Consistent Carbohydrate Sample Menu: 1800 Calories
Your meal pattern is 4 carbohydrate choices at each meal and an evening snack consisting of 2
carbohydrate choices.

 Grams of Carbohydrate              Carbohydrate Choices
             6–10                              ½
             11–20                             1
             21–25                            1½
             26–35                             2
             36–40                            2½
             41–50                             3
             51–55                            3½
             56–65                             4
             66–70                            4½
             71–80                             5



Day 1
Breakfast
 2 slices whole-wheat toast
 1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) peanut butter
 1 medium banana
Total: 375 calories, 4 carbohydrate choices

Lunch
 1 cup (C) vegetable soup
 5 whole-wheat crackers
 1 C skim milk
 1 small apple
 12 almonds
Total: 415 calories, 4 carbohydrate choices

Snack
 ½ C 1% cottage cheese
Total: 80 calories, 0 carbohydrate choices

Dinner
 4 ounces (oz) pork loin roast
 1 small whole-grain dinner roll
 ½ C peas
 ⅔ C bread stuffing
Total: 722 calories, 4 carbohydrate choices

Snack
 ½ C fat-free frozen yogurt
 7 vanilla wafers
Total: 223 calories, 2 carbohydrate choices

DAILY TOTAL: 1815 calories, 14 carbohydrate choices



Day 2
Breakfast
 1 C Cheerios®
 1 C skim milk
 2 Tbsp raisins
 1 small orange
 2 slices (1.7 oz) Canadian bacon
Total: 399 calories, 4 carbohydrate choices

Lunch
 Salad with 2 C raw spinach and grated carrot, ½ C chickpeas, ¼ C reduced-fat cheese, and lite
  salad dressing (<6 grams carbohydrate/serving)
 1 C cubed cantaloupe
 Sandwich of 2 slices whole-wheat bread, 2 oz lean ham or turkey, 2 oz low-fat cheese, tomato,
  lettuce, and mayonnaise or mustard
Total: 730 calories, 4½ carbohydrate choices

Dinner
 Stir-fry of 1 C brown rice, topped with 1 C stir-fry vegetables with sauce and 3 oz grilled
  chicken strips
Total: 416 calories, 4 carbohydrate choices

Snack
 9 Hershey’s® Kisses
Total: 230 calories, 1½ carbohydrate choices

DAILY TOTAL: 1775 calories, 14 carbohydrate choices



Day 3
Breakfast
 ½ C scrambled Egg Beaters®
 ¼ C cooked bell pepper
 1 oz low-fat cheese wrapped in a 6″ flour tortilla
 1 fresh small pear
Total: 365 calories, 4 carbohydrate choices

Lunch
 1 container lite yogurt
 1 C mixed berries
 1 veggie burger on lite sandwich bun with 2 oz low-fat cheese
Total: 490 calories, 4 carbohydrate choices

Dinner
 6 oz skinless cod, baked
 1½ C macaroni and cheese
 1 C cooked broccoli
Total: 610 calories, 4 carbohydrate choices

Snack
 1 C sugar-free chocolate pudding
 3 Tbsp peanuts
 2 Tbsp lite Cool Whip®
Total: 306 calories, 2 carbohydrate choices

DAILY TOTAL: 1771 calories, 14 carbohydrate choices


Day 4
Breakfast
 2 slices of French toast made with whole-grain bread
 12 large strawberries
 2 Tbsp lite maple syrup
 1 turkey sausage link
Total: 455 calories, 4 carbohydrate choices

Lunch
 1½ C cheese ravioli in meat sauce
 1 small tossed salad
 1 slice garlic toast
Total: 730 calories, 4 carbohydrate choices

Dinner
 4 oz grilled chicken breast on bun
 3 oz baked French fries
 15 grapes
 ½ C cooked green beans
Total: 480 calories, 4 carbohydrate choices

Snack
 1 package of cheese crackers (6 sandwich crackers)
Total: 200 calories, 2 carbohydrate choices

DAILY TOTAL: 1799 calories, 14 carbohydrate choices



Day 5
Breakfast
 1 C cooked oatmeal
 1 C canned sliced peaches, unsweetened
Total: 255 calories, 4 carbohydrate choices

Lunch
 2 slices thin-crust cheese pizza
 ½ C cooked corn
Total: 480 calories, 4 carbohydrate choices

Snack
 3 oz baby carrots
 3 Tbsp low-fat ranch dressing
 20 black walnut halves
Total: 305 calories, 0 carbohydrate choices

Dinner
 4 oz cooked rump roast
 1 medium baked potato
 1 Tbsp lite tub margarine
 1 C mixed vegetables
Total: 545 calories, 4 carbohydrate choices

Snack
 2 Fig Newton’s®
 1 C diced pineapple
Total: 185 calories, 2 carbohydrate choices

DAILY TOTAL: 1770 calories, 14 carbohydrate choices


Review Date 12/11
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