The 1,800-calorie meal plan

What does 1,800 calories look like? Registered dietitian Sue Mah gives you a sample meal plan

The 1,800-calorie meal plan

Source: Best Health Magazine, October 2010

Breakfast

Smart Smoothie
‘ 1 slice whole-wheat toast
‘ 1 Tbsp (15 mL) peanut butter

Tip: Include protein ‘such as cheese’to provide satiety.

Snack

‘ 1 pear

Lunch

Pasta Salad

Tip: Add lean protein, such as chicken or fish.

Snack

‘ 1 apple
‘ 4 low-fat whole-grain crackers

Dinner

Squash & Chickpea Stew
‘ 1 cup (250 mL) brown rice
‘ 1/2 cup (125 mL) skim milk

Tip: Keep portions small at night since you’re less active.

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