With spring in your sights, your schedule has undoubtedly kicked into high gear and shed its wintertime coma. New projects and household chores, not to mention a whole gaggle of activities for the kids, may mean that you have zero time on your hands to think about breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our 14-day plan can help with that! We’ve got 70 meal ideas that will help keep you on track, full of energy and in optimal health. Since the 1,500 to 1,800 daily calorie range meets the needs of most women, you won’t have to worry about getting the nutrition you need to tackle your busy days. Also, this two-week guide will help you slim up as you move into the dewy days of spring.
Add Your Personal Touch
For more food flexibility, consider playing with herbs and spices. If you can’t find an herb recommended in this plan, simply use the dried variety (use less, since dried herbs tend to have stronger flavor). And if you don’t like a spice that’s suggested, say sage, then experiment with something different, like basil. Rosemary not a favorite? Use fennel or garlic chives. Fruits and vegetables are equally easy to substitute. In this menu, you’ll find a few calls for spinach. If you want to be a bit more adventurous, try replacing it with Swiss chard, beet greens or collards. And, for a spicier taste, add mustard, kale or arugula. You can always blend: A variety of greens can help mellow some of the sharpness and provide a more interesting meld of flavors.
On The Road to Spring