We have discussed before about the 1800-calorie diet plan and today, we are going to be talking about recipes and what a day with 1800 calories looks like.
Diet should not be a drag for people. After all, you are trying to lose weight already and you are sacrificing a great deal in order to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Who’s to say we can’t have fun while we’re at it? Who knows, the more you do it, the more you’ll find yourself enjoying meal prepping!
To give you a quick overview, for breakfast you will be having a delicious mocha smoothie made out of chocolate shake mix and coffee. For lunch, you’d get to indulge in a mouthwatering meal that is whole grain buckwheat soba noodles with shrimp, veggies, and tofu. Dinner will be a scrumptious fish taco.
Before we dive into these recipes, don’t hesitate to add extra as you may be able to still eat ‘em up for tomorrow or the coming days. Just mix the recipes up.
For breakfast, gather up the following ingredients to make a filling mocha smoothie: 1 serving of Herbalife Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix (chocolate flavor, my favorite!), 1 cup of nonfat milk or plain soy milk (depending on your preference) ½ medium banana, 2 teaspoons of instant coffee powder or a shot of espresso, dash cinnamon, and 4 ice cubes. Once ready, put them all up in a blender and make sure it’s blended thoroughly. Check if the ice cubes are crushed.
The 1800-calorie diet also involves a mid-morning snack and for this, we will be having spinach and egg cup. This is perfect especially if you are always on the go. Get a ½ cup of spinach, chopped, and put it in a coffee mug. Microwave it for 30 seconds, on high mode. Beat 1 egg, season with salt and pepper, and microwave for 90 seconds – stir it after 45 seconds. Enjoy!
Now for my favorite – lunch. Here’s a low-cal soup you will enjoy. Boil 2 cups of chicken or veggie broth, add 60 grams of dry soba noodles and cook it for 5 to 7 minutes until ready. Add in 90 grams of cooked shrimp and 125 grams of diced roasted tofu. Wait a little more until these are fully heated through. Add a cup of roasted broccoli and heat it for a minute or two. Lastly, add a dash of diced spring onions, rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, and pepper. Lunch is served!
For your mid-afternoon snack, get a good ‘ole 60 grams of canned tuna and add a tablespoon of Dijon mustard. Get your whole-grain crackers and spread the tuna on 4 medium-sized crackers.
Dinner is going to be fun preparing. If you don’t know how to prepare coleslaw, just chop up some cabbage, add lime juice, a bit of cumin, and salt and pepper. Skip the traditional mayo! Now for the fun part, get 2 corn tortillas, 170 grams of grilled firm fish (weigh this after it gets cooked), ¼ avocado, and salsa. Get a cup of canned black beans and season with ground cumin. Prepare the grilled fish, heat up the corn tortillas, coleslaw, avocado, and salsa. Yum!
Lastly, you can have 1 medium banana, apple, or orange for your final snack. What a ride! Don’t forget to tag us in your #foodoftheday photos!