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Looking for a 1,500 meal plan - Mediterranean

dianeclarklameydianeclarklamey Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
Hello all,

I would love it if someone can share a simple 1,500 calorie meal plan. I live in Italy so it would be great if it used ingredients that I can find here (salmon, olive oil, eggs, etc.).

I appreciate it!!

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  • cmriversidecmriverside Member Posts: 31,133 Member Member Posts: 31,133 Member
    I mostly eat Mediterranean and I just find meals I like and plug them into my FOOD diary and then tweak portions to make them fit. I think that's the best way for you to eat foods you like in portions that are appropriate. I'd highly suggest spending $15 on a digital food scale if you are watching calories.


    It's really about learning nutrition. I have a good size portion of protein at two meals (eggs, meat, fish, dairy, and/or protein powder.) Lots of fresh whole fruit and vegetables all day. One full serving of fat (oil) per day and a half serving of cheese (14g cheese) then I have two pieces of bread and one portion of either oats, rice, pasta, potatoes or corn meal. Dairy, one cup of lowfat milk and a half cup of zero fat greek yogurt. Usually some nuts (like a half serving.) That is about 1700 calories.
    edited April 7
  • snowflake954snowflake954 Member Posts: 6,357 Member Member Posts: 6,357 Member
    Hello all,

    I would love it if someone can share a simple 1,500 calorie meal plan. I live in Italy so it would be great if it used ingredients that I can find here (salmon, olive oil, eggs, etc.).

    I appreciate it!!

    I live in Italy too--36 yrs. Any foods you find are usually already in the data base. So, I second getting a digital food scale and weighing and measuring everything. It's a little hard to not eat the Med diet in Italy, unless you're going to the few ethnic restaurants or McDonalds. Good luck.
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 19,493 Member Member, Premium Posts: 19,493 Member
    If you want to be super-structured about it, EatThisMuch.com has Mediterranean as one of its dietary style options. The basic functions are free, with some premium features for more refinement. You put in a calorie goal, and number of meals per day, and it spits out a day's worth of eating recommendations, including recipes.

    https://www.eatthismuch.com/
  • atx1bagatx1bag Member Posts: 8 Member Member Posts: 8 Member
  • ThoinThoin Member Posts: 374 Member Member Posts: 374 Member
    Hello all,

    I would love it if someone can share a simple 1,500 calorie meal plan. I live in Italy so it would be great if it used ingredients that I can find here (salmon, olive oil, eggs, etc.).

    I appreciate it!!

    Here's a full week. There are many many good books and internet sites that are free for more information.

    https://www.eatingwell.com/article/288737/7-day-mediterranean-meal-plan-1500-calories/

    Example of Day 1

    Breakfast (324 calories)
    1 serving Rainbow Frittata
    1 medium banana

    A.M. Snack (123 calories)
    1 medium orange
    8 unsalted almonds

    Lunch (374 calories)
    1 serving Green Salad with Pita Bread & Hummus

    P.M. Snack (126 calories)
    1 cup raspberries
    1/2 cup whole-milk Greek yogurt
    1 Tbsp. chia seeds

    Dinner (442 calories)
    1 serving Dijon Salmon with Green Bean Pilaf
    Daily Totals: 1,501 calories, 79 g protein, 151 g carbohydrates, 37 g fiber, 71 g fat, 1,640 mg sodium
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