Sample 1600 Calorie Meal Plan #2

1600 Calorie meal plan

Every week I go through grocery store ads and see whats on sale and make my meal plan for the week. I like to have things planned out so that I know that I can meet my calorie and macro targets everyday. I think I will post my weekly meal plan here so that you guys have more ideas on what you can eat, which is pretty much anything, in moderation.

Meal Plan

Breakfast: Chia Seed Pudding made with Heavy Cream and walnuts
345Cals, 7g Protein, 15 Carbs, 29g fat, 10g fiber
Quick and easy to make and stack in the fridge for a grab and go breakfast. The walnuts give it a bit of extra crunch. The heavy cream makes the pudding absolutely delightful. I mean like heaven..

Snack: Six Star Protein Shake with water
240 cals, 30g Protein, 21g carbs, 6g fat, 5g fiber
In order to make sure that I get enough protein I typically include at least one protein shake in my day. This shake actually tastes like a milk shake (yes, even when made with water). I can only imagine how much more milkshakey it would taste when made with milk...

Lunch: Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
503cals, 38g Protein, 56g carbs, 14g fat, 4g fiber
Pasta is my downfall. I cannot live without some form of pasta. This is a fact. I do aim for whole wheat pasta when available, but sometimes people just give me pasta and I develop a stash.. I know it sounds weird, but I love it. The best gift that you can give me is pasta :-)

Snack: Fiber One Coffee Cake and Dannon Light and Fit Smoothie
180 cals, 9g Protein, 32g carbs, 3g fat, 8g fiber
Fiber bars are definetly a staple in my diet. They're a treat, and fiber.. I mean who can go wrong there.. The smoothie is great because sometimes I am too lazy to stop and eat a yogurt with a spoon, or I am just on the go at work and these work great for me.

Dinner: 4 oz Chicken, 1 cup frozen broccoli, 1 russet potato with country crock butter
311 cals, 29g Protein, 33g carbs, 8g fat, 7g fiber
I usually like to stick to something super simple for dinner as my husband and I aren't big cookers. We typically cook at least half our meal in the microwave, or spend some time prepping all of our food and eat out of Tupperwares for the week.

Optional snack: 100 calorie popcorn
100 cals, 3g Protein, 22g carbs, 2g fat, 4g fiber
If I get snacky after dinner or I went a bit harder on my workout, I will grab a small snack. This popcorn is great because I feel like I'm eating a ton, yet it's only 100 calories and the only thing I'm giving up is the hand covered in salted butter.. Less on my hands means more in my mouth :-) Also, it's a great way to boost your fiber.

Breakdown and Totals:

MFP breakdowns

My numbers are not perfect every week. Some weeks I care more than others. When I am restricting calories to lose weight, I care a lot more about getting every calorie in. I like to stay within 5-7g of my targets typically.
MFP percentages

I like to choose a breakdown that's pretty even all around. As you can see I like to keep my carbs higher than my fats, because well.. pasta.. I can't live without it. If you can't tell from the last 2 meal plans. Low carb diets are definitely not my thing.

If you want to get more ideas, you can friend me on MyFitnessPal as well.

Let me know if you try this meal plan and tell me what you think!

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