The Dietitian’s Meal Plan
Your food choices each day affect your health — how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future. Healthy eating is not about having a strict diet, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of your favorite foods. Rather, it’s about feeling great and having more energy. Use these recipes to create a tasty, well-rounded, and healthy diet.
Grilled sandwiches are typically very high in fat and calories. For a healthier version, use reduced fat cheeses and sauté the sandwich in olive oil. Make a double batch of the tomato soup and freeze the extra for rainy-day emergencies.
Serve the burgers without the bun to cut down on calories.
You could also add whatever cooked meat you have on hand for a non-vegetarian version
Snow pea pods
Whole grain bread
Whole-wheat thin spaghetti
Canned tomatoes, no salt, 28 oz & 14 oz
Ancho chili powder
Salmon- 4-5 oz
Ground turkey breast- 1 ½ lbs
Shrimp, medium, 1 lb
Reduced-fat cheddar cheese
Reduced-fat cream cheese
Half and half
Jackie Warren is a registered dietitian and Director of Operations for Corporate Health Partners. She develops weekly dinner meal plans that are kid-friendly to take the guesswork out of healthy eating.