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Ten 1500 Calorie Meal Plan Recipes


Not just eating healthy, but choosing a healthy lifestyle!

Why 1500 Calorie Meal Plans? It’s a simple adage, and although it is true that exercise is important to maintain good health, losing fat and getting slim can be accomplished by eating healthy foods and less calories, and will be just as equally effective as exercising. For most people, this seems daunting, unpleasant, or just simply impossible! But this does not need to be the case. By clearing up your diet up from highly processed, sugar-laden foods, you will see the pounds melt off easily by eating whole, healthy foods that your body learns to crave from these 1500 calorie meal plan recipes.

Breakfasts at 500 Calories or Less

Breakfast Go-Go Box

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Place 1 hard boiled egg, 1/4 cup of nuts (almonds or walnuts are some of the healthiest nuts), a slice of wheat toast, 1 cup of greek yogurt or a 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, and 1/2 cup of berries into a chambered container. And Voila! You have a delicious breakfast that contains around 30 grams of protein and comes in at about 400-450 calories.

Creamy Quinoa

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Prepare 1/2 cup of quinoa with a cup of skim milk, and top with 1/2 cup of greek yogurt (plain), 1/2 cup of berries, and 1/3 cup of nuts (pecans are an excellent choice). Coming in at 425 calories with 31 grams of protein, this is a quick recipe that will fill you up for the morning.

Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

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Take 2 eggs and lightly beat them with a tablespoon of heavy cream. Cook them in a pan with 1/4 cup of shredded cheese and a tablespoon of cream cheese. Top with chopped chives and serve with 2 slices of tomato. Heavy on the protein and healthy fats, this is a low carb breakfast that will keep your stomach satisfied, and at just 420 calories!

In A Hurry Breakfast Sammy

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1 large fried egg, 1 slice of cheese, 2 slices of tomato, and a pork sausage patty on a toasted English muffin – what more is there to say? Delicious, easy, healthy, and when paired with a 1/2 cup of vanilla Greek yogurt, you’ve got yourself a high protein-filled breakfast at around 455 calories.

Cream Cheese Pancakes

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Take 2 eggs with 2oz of cream cheese, a tsp of sugar substitute (example: stevia), and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and nutmeg, and blend them all together. Let a greased griddle get nice and hot, and then pour the batter out to the size you want, let it cook until it starts to firm, then flip and cook until light brown. It should not take long, and then serve with sugar-free syrup and you’ve got a low carb treat that has about 400 calories!

Protein-Packed Lunches at 500 Calories or Less

Turkey Hummus Wrap

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Take a few slices of romaine lettuce, smear your wrap with 1 tbsp of hummus, layer 2-3 slices of turkey, and then pickle and pepper spears. Roll up and eat for an easy, cheap lunch that provides 15g of protein and clocks in at approximately 340 calories for two roll-ups.

BLT Salad

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Fry up 4 slices of bacon until crispy and crumble it over 2 cups of butter lettuce and 1/2 chopped tomato. Mix with 2 tbsp of full-fat mayo and 3 tbsp of hot sauce for a delicious, low carb spin on a classic sandwich. The calorie total is measured at 500 calories.

Deconstructed Turkey Burger

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Grill 1 lean turkey burger and set to the side. Add 1 tbsp of butter to a pan and grill 1/4 sliced onion and pepper until they start to soften, then top the burger with the veggies. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp of Parmesan cheese. At 500 calories, this meal packs in about 25g of protein for the win!

Egg Salad Salad

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That’s not a typo! A salad of lettuce and veggies is a great bed for a delicious egg salad! Take 2 hardboiled eggs and mix with 2 tbsp of mayo, 1 tbsp of hot sauce, 6 chopped green olives, 1/2 tbsp coarse grain mustard. Then mix it in with 2 cups of lettuce and a 1/2 tomato diced. Enjoy this unique spin on a typical salad, coming in at 430 calories!

Spicy, Crunchy Cottage Cheese

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Mix 1 cup of full fat cottage cheese with 2 tbsp hot sauce, and top with 1.5 oz of walnuts. Cheap, easy, and full of healthy fat and protein, this lunch clocks in at just under 500 calories.

Healthy Dinners At 500 Calories or Less

Fall Squash Soup

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Peel and roughly chop a butternut squash, and put it in a large slow cooker. Add 1 whole diced onion, 3 diced carrots, and 3 diced tart apples. Pour in 32 oz of vegetable broth, 2 tsp of cinnamon, and 2 tsp of curry powder, and cook for 8 hours. Blend with an immersion blender until smooth, then add in 1/2 cup of heavy cream or coconut cream. At under 300 calories per cup, this is a delicious, healthy soup that will warm you up!

Chickpea Balls In Marinara

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Blend two 15 oz. cans of chickpeas until they are coarse, like breadcrumbs. Mix with 1 egg, and 1 finely diced onion, garlic powder, and 1/2 cup breadcrumbs. Roll into balls and place in a baking dish on a layer of marinara sauce (blend one 15 oz. can of tomato sauce with 3 sprigs of basil and 3 cloves of garlic) and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Cover in more sauce and serve! At under 350 calories, plant protein never tasted so good!

Eggs in Purgatory

Bring 2 cups of organic marinara sauce to a boil in an oven-safe pan, then make 6 hollows and crack an egg in each. Top each spot with 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella and bake for 15 minutes at 350, until the eggs are set. A serving is 2 eggs and surrounding sauce, for about 425 calories.

Bruschetta Chicken

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Dip 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts in egg, and then cover them in flour. Place them in a greased baking dish and top with 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella per breast. Bake at 375 for 35 minutes, then top with diced tomatoes, garlic, and basil, and bake for another 5 minutes. 325 calories per breast makes this delicious and healthy dish worth all the preparation time!

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

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Core 4 medium sweet peppers and place them at the bottom of a slow cooker. Create a mixture using 1 jar of salsa, 1/3 cup long grain rice, one 15oz. can of drained black beans, 1 cup shredded cheese, 1 diced onion, 2 tbsp each of cumin, chili powder, and garlic powder, and mix it all together. Spoon this mixture into each pepper. Cook on low for 3-4 hours. This is a great meal option for anyone looking for something to cook for a good portion of the day, and it tallies in at 325 calories!

 

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