14-Day Atkins Meal Plan: Day 5
The Atkins diet is one of the most popular and debated low-carb diets, especially effective if your aim is to lose weight. The theory behind it is that you can eat as much protein and fats as you like, as long as you stay away from high-carb foods. That being said, our meal plan is for Atkins 40, which, as the name suggests, limits the carb intake to 40 grams a day.
Spinach frittata with bacon and cheddar – 315 kcal
100g plain low-fat Greek yogurt topped with 30g chopped walnuts and cinnamon to taste – 253 kcal
Leftover dinner from Day 4, Garlic Butter Meatballs and Zoodles – 396 kcal
60g quartered carrots dipped in 2 Tbsp roasted garlic hummus – 89 kcal
Fajita plate with 100g sliced skirt or flank steak, 100g sliced bell pepper and 80g sliced white onion (spray pan with cooking spray, saute all ingredients to desired doneness), topped with 30g shredded cheddar cheese and 60g fresh salsa – 380 kcal
Daily total: 1,433 kcal
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Shredded cheddar cheese
Plain, low-fat Greek yogurt
Roasted garlic hummus
Skirt or flank steak
Fresh salsa (refrigerated section)
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Kick things off with a quick-and-easy frittata that tips the scale with 22g protein, not to mention a blast of nutrients including vitamin K, iron and potassium. Next up is a nice dose of bone-building calcium and more protein in your Greek yogurt snack, followed by a heat-and-eat lunch of those fantastic meatball zoodles from last night. Today wraps up with a steak fajita, minus the tortilla of course, but with all this meaty cheesy goodness you won’t miss it.
The information provided herein is for informative purposes only. Please consult your physician or health care provider prior to starting the Atkins Diet or any other diet for that matter.