5:2 Meal Plan week 8 ( Mar 2 – 9 updated)

Week 8: Now updated with actual meals and calories counts.

I’ve been reading Alain Ducasse “Nature” so I’m inspired by that this week. His recipes are new to me, with some interesting ideas and combinations and slightly different techniques.

Seasonal produce from my shopping in Lauzerte market: broccoli, cauliflower, leeks, rocket, watercress, spring onions, radishes, pears and clementines. Some  parsnips, beetroot and  salsify from the garden too. 

We eat very well on limited calories: portion sizes are small, but there is plenty of variety – normal days are 1200 kcals for me, 1800 for my husband. If we want to eat or drink more than that, we exercise! I try and include fresh fruit and raw vegetables every day, as well as lots of cooked veggies. Many of our normal meals could equally be used on a fast day.

This meal plan is intended to support weight loss of 1 – 2lbs a week for us.

Saturday  _MG_3111 _MG_3362 _MG_0190 Vanila Soya Custard with Banana

    • 1/2 a pink grapefruit, 1 slice w/w toast with 5g butter and marmite – 163 kcal 
      Porridge with prunes and 1/2 banana – 195kcal
    • Home-made Pizza 320 / 480 kcal
      Mixed Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette – 30 kcal
      Satsuma – 30 kcal
    • Spicy Pumpkin Soup  120 kcal with crackers + 54kcal
      Hummus with a strip of wholewheat pitta bread – 65 kcal
      Tuna and Bean Salad with Feta – 230 kcal
      Vanilla and Banana Soya Custard – 166 kcal

Sunday _MG_3080 Herby Roast Chicken Pear with Chocolate Meringue

      • 1/2 a pink grapefruit – 52 kcal 
         toast and marmalade – 220kcal
      • lunch: Moroccan Spiced Cauliflower & Almond soup (BBC Good Food –  but using less olive oil and almonds) -160 kcals
        leftover Pizza 160 kcal
        Green Bean Salad with Tuna – 115 kcal
        satsuma – 30kcal
      • Herby Roast Chicken (Alain Ducasse) with seasonal vegetables – 280 kcal
        
Chocolate Pear Crisp – 120 kcal

Monday – FAST day 

quick and easy fast day breakfast - 140 kcals Watercress Soup 

Tuesday  Turkey Chilli _MG_0248 Fromage Blanc with Ginger

      • Guacamole (85 kcal) with a few Taco Chips
 – 150 kcal 
        Turkey and Bean Chilli
 with brown rice and accompaniments – 260 kcal
      • satsuma – 30 kcal
      • Broad Bean and Goats Cheese Tartines (Alain Ducasse, see above)
      • Fromage Blanc with crystallised ginger (see photo above)

Wednesday

Thursday – FAST day

Simple Vegetable Soup <70  kcals _MG_0302 _MG_0303

Friday _MG_3080 Spanakopitta and Salad

      • Spiced Cauliflower and Almond Soup – 150kcal
      • ham, egg and chips (100g oven chips) – 285 kcal
        poached spiced cherries – 40kcal
      • Spanakopitta with Salad – 250 kcal

If you have any questions about anything, please don’t hesitate to comment, or contact me through the Facebook 5:2 Intermittent Fasting group, where you’ll find me – Belinda Berry or on twitter @bp_berry

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