Thursday Cheat Sheet: Easy Weight Loss Menu
What does Thursday mean in the weight loss world? It may be an uneasy time when your good intentions and pre-cooked meals from earlier in the week are long gone, but it is too early to let loose on your diet for the weekend. Here is a day’s menu that has all the characteristics you need to stay on track: easy and quick, great-tasting, and high in protein and fiber. Welcome to Thursday!
Select your favorite from our Protein Cereal collection, and you cannot go wrong. You’ll get a low-sugar, high-protein choice that comes in a single-serving bag so you are not tempted to eat the whole box. Mix it with cottage cheese or yogurt, and stir in some fruit and/or nuts, and you will have an instant protein and fiber-filled breakfast with calcium and antioxidants.
- Honey Nut with strawberries
- Rich Cocoa with bananas
- Cinnamon Crunch with apple and walnuts
Lunch: Soup and Salad
Enjoy the classic pairing without the classic load of fat grams from creamy soups and salad dressings. Try a 12 to 14-gram Protein Soup such as Cream of Tomato or Broccoli, Chicken with Pasta, or Corn Chowder. Then pair it with a green salad topped with a Low-Calorie Dressing and crumbled Roasted Broad Bean Snacks, with ra instead of croutons. That’s a filling, low-calorie lunch with long-lasting satiety.
Dinner: Vegan Chicken Curry
Nobody wants to choose between flavor, convenience, and weight loss – so don’t! Vegan Chicken Curry is ready in minutes directly from your pantry. It has textured chicken-like protein pieces, real turmeric, coconut flavoring, and vegetables, and a Thai-inspired flavor, but it has none of the guilt that comes with Thai take-out.
Each entrée has 120 calories, 15 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fiber, making it a filling meal with few calories. There is room to serve it with a side of vegetables, brown rice, or Protein Pasta to turn it into a hearty dinner you can feel good about.
Snacks: Creamy, Crunchy, and Chewy
Satisfy all your cravings with creamy Protein Pudding, crunchy Protein Chips, and chewy Protein Bars. The chips and bars are ready-to-eat, while the pudding needs only water. Flavors range from the classic to the novel:
- Pudding in Chocolate, Vanilla, Dulce de Leche, and Caramel Caffe Latte
- Chips in Ranch, Barbecue, Pizza, and Sea Salt & Vinegar.
- Bars in Chocolate Peanut Butter, Vanilla Crisp, Lemon Crisp, and Chocolate Mint.
Have these great-tasting snacks on their own or paired with a nutritious partner – try pudding with fruit or nuts, chips with hummus or cottage cheese, and bars with fruit or a cheese stick.
Sometimes, a few meal and snack ideas that taste great and are easy to prepare are enough to keep you on your diet for one more day. That’s what we hope we helped with today – because when it comes to weight loss, one day at a time works. Happy Thursday!
- Alex Brecher