If you're trying to lose weight, understanding how many calories you're eating in a day can really help. But if you think that you have to deprive yourself and your grumbling stomach all day long in order to see the scale drop, think again. The following meal plan clocks in at 1,400 calories and is full of healthy, whole foods that will keep you full and help you get the important nutrients you need every day. Use this plan as a guide if you are looking to reduce calories safely.
Breakfast: Antioxidant Chia Berry Smoothie
Start your day off right with this fiber-rich mixed berry, pomegranate, and chia smoothie, which will keep you full and energized.
Midmorning Snack: Grapes and Apples With Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt
If a late-morning hunger attack hits, don't make a vending machine trip. The creamy peanut butter and Greek yogurt spread in this recipe is a cinch to whip together and is a lower-calorie option than just dipping in regular peanut butter. Make these grape and apple snacks in the morning to take with you to work.
Lunch: Chard Veggie Burger Wraps
A leftover veggie burger is perfect for lunch the next day. This recipe for chard veggie burger wraps takes almost no time at all to prepare but is filled with different textures and flavors to keep you satisfied. If you make it with these 202-calorie quinoa veggie burgers, your wrap will be around 316 calories total. Add a side salad of mixed baby greens with homemade oil and vinegar dressing (around 100 calories) to round out your meal.