Healthy Menu Ideas for Winter: Menu 29

This healthy menu is based on a daily 2,000 calorie recommendation. Depending on your age, sex, and physical activity level, your calorie recommendation may vary. Children and less active adults tend to need fewer calories per day and very active teenagers and adults tend to need more calories per day. See Daily Recommendations for a Healthy, Balanced Diet

Tip: Eating small, frequent meals (including snacks) is important so adjust your calorie intake by increasing or decreasing your portion sizes at your main meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

Things to Remember …
Make Half Your Grains Whole
Vary Your Veggies
Focus on Fruits
Consume Calcium-Rich Foods
Go Lean with Protein
Weekly Menu Ideas: This Week's Menu. Fruits And Veggies More
Meal Ingredients Calories/Serving
Breakfast Egg Whites & Avocado on Toast, Grapefruit, Milk

2 sl whole wheat toast
¼ avocado, sliced
2 sl tomato
2 egg whites, cooked

½ grapefruit
1 cup (8oz) nonfat milk
383 Calories
Lunch Steak & Peppers Salad, Roll, Milk

Grilled Steak & Peppers Salad w/Pears
Crisp pears bring out the natural sweetness of bell peppers in this delicious dish! See Recipe

1 whole wheat roll
1 cup (8 oz) nonfat milk
569 Calories
Dinner Chicken Florentine, Rice, Orange, Milk

Chicken Florentine
This light and healthy spin on a classic dish is sure to satisfy your taste buds. See Recipe

1 cup brown rice, cooked
1 orange

1 cup (8 oz) nonfat milk
582 Calories
Snack #1 ½ cup baby carrots
2 Tbsp peanut butter, natural

16 oz water
227 Calories
Snack #2 1 cup 0% Greek yogurt
¼ cup granola, low-fat
½ cup blueberries

16 oz water
267 Calories

Weekly Menu Ideas: The Breakdown. Fruits And Veggies More

Total Calories: 2,028    
% Fat: 21%
% Saturated Fat: 4.3%
% Carbohydrate: 50%
% Protein: 29%
Sodium: 1,640 mg
Cholesterol: 193 mg
Fiber: 40 g
Vitamin A: 316%
Vitamin C: 454%
Calcium: 142%
Iron: 69%
Grains: 6.4 oz
Vegetables: 2 ½ cups
Fruit: 2 ½ cups
Milk: 4 cups
Meat & Beans: 8.2 oz

Visit to determine your daily calorie recommendation.
Weekly Menu Ideas: Daily Recommendations for a Healthy, Balanced Diet. Fruits And Veggies More

  • Protein: 10-35%
  • Carbohydrates: 45-65%
  • Fats: 20-35%
  • Saturated fat: <10% of calories
  • Total fat: <35% of calories (unless naturally occurring)
  • Cholesterol: <300 mg
  • Salt: <2,300 mg*
  • Fiber: 28g/2,000 calories
  • Water: 64 oz/day

*Further reduce intake of sodium to 1,500 mg among persons who are 51 or older and those of any age who are African American or have hypertension, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease.

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