Your Flat-Belly Day

Open-Faced Turkey and Feta Sandwich Side Salad
A 1,500-calorie eating plan designed
to help you stay trim and satisfied
Lunch
Open-Faced Turkey and Feta Sandwich
1 slice whole-grain bread
3 oz sliced turkey breast
¼ cup baby spinach
¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes
1 Tbsp feta
Side Salad*
12 yellow or red cherry
tomatoes, halved
¼ cup chopped cucumber
4 large black olives, chopped
1 Tbsp chopped scallion
½ Tbsp olive oil
½ tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp fresh mint
Top bread with turkey, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and feta. Broil 6 to 8 minutes, or until golden. Serve with salad.

* Variety is more than the spice of life, it’s the key to a skinny salad. An assortment of colors and textures may make a meal more satiating, finds research at the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation.
Total: 367 calories

Breakfast
Muesli with Cherries

Muesli with Cherries
⅓ cup steel-cut oats
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp ground cloves
2 tsp honey
2 Tbsp chopped dried
tart cherries*
Soak oats in almond milk in the fridge overnight. In the morning, stir in remaining ingredients.
 * Pigments in tart cherries may help reduce body weight and body fat, according to an animal study conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan Health System.
Muesli with CherriesTotal: 336 calories

Snack
Muesli with Cherries
⅓ cup steel-cut oats
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp ground cloves
2 tsp honey
2 Tbsp chopped dried
tart cherries*
Soak oats in almond milk in the fridge overnight. In the morning, stir in remaining ingredients.

* Pigments in tart cherries may help reduce body weight and body fat, according to an animal study conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan Health System.
Total: 336 calories

plain nonfat Greek yogurt 
Snack
6 oz plain nonfat Greek yogurt
5 fresh apricots, chopped
1 Tbsp agave*
1 tsp lemon zest
* Although it has around the same number of calories as honey, agave is sweeter, so you can use less.
Total: 245 calories

Dinner
Cilantro Shrimp with Squash, Chard, and Wild Rice
Cilantro Shrimp with Squash, Chard, and Wild Rice

8 large shrimp*
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp fresh cilantro
2 tsp fresh lime juice
1 yellow squash, sliced
1 cup Swiss chard
¼ cup dry wild rice blend Sear shrimp in olive oil overmedium heat for 3 to 4 minutes,
seasoning with cilantro and lime juice. Steam squash and chard for 5 to 7 minutes, and cook rice according to package directions.

* With fewer calories per ounce than most fish, these crustaceans are the ideal seafood if you’re trying to slim down.

Total: 370 calories

All Fitness ____By Keri Glassman, R.D.

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