Delicious 7-Day High Fiber Meal Plan To Help You Lose Weight

by | Mar 15, 2020 | Breakfast, Healthy Weight, Luscious Lifestyle, Mains, Nutrition, Nutrition, Recipes, Snacks | 17 comments

Inside Scoop: This delicious high fiber meal plan will help curb your sugar cravings and kick start weight loss.

When it comes to dieting and weight loss, we seem to have a new solution, supplement or miracle food popping up every day. Throughout the years, people have done some crazy things in pursuit of the ‘perfect’ body, including: smoking (yes, popular in the 1920s to help suppress appetite), to going on liquid only diets (think master cleanse) to drastically restricting calories, food and/or food groups.

While the internet has created an avenue for more awareness around these types of weight loss methods, it’s also made the weight loss and nutrition industry all the more confusing. There are thousands of diets, systems, apps, foods, and supplements aimed to help you lose weight, but does it really need to be so complicated?

One thing we’ve learned as nutritionists is that having an easy and simple structure with achievable and realistic goals is what tends to stick in the long term.

For us, it’s really all about eating whole, nutrient-dense foods, reducing the ‘non-foods’, and the simple art of meal planning. These combined along with some delicious foods we have in store for you in the high fiber meal plan below, are some of the best and most important tools for sustainable health and achievable weight loss.

Organizing what you’re going to eat, setting aside time to shop, prepping in advance, and knowing how to design your own success, makes it much easier to reach for healthy grab-and-go food and easy access snacks. Learning to healthy prep allows cooking to become more of a priority, and prepping eventually becomes effortless.

The awesome thing about putting less of an emphasis on crash dieting is that this ‘way of eating’ is never set it stone. You can still have a bite out, change up your meals, or pop that frozen burrito in the oven every now and then. The important thing is to have a general plan that works for you and keep some guidelines in the back of your mind to stick to, so you can find balance, long-term.

We’re not going to lie, getting in the habit of meal prepping and planning takes a bit of effort and dedication, but once you get into it, that extra 30-60 minutes on Sunday will literally change your life, and the way you look at food.

GOOD MEAL PLANNING MUST-HAVES

The most important aspect of any meal plan is that it should be simple, realistic, and enjoyable. Don’t force yourself to eat foods that you don’t like simply because you saw an article claiming that they’re the next miracle food. Also, figure out what works for you and what foods make you smile, so that you know you are going to enjoy the meals you have lined up in the weeks ahead.

TOP PANTRY ESSENTIALS:

We like to stock up on high fiber foods that are simple to prepare and make eating on-the-go easier. Here are some of our top pantry essentials:

  • Whole foods containing all your macronutrients: slow release carbohydrates like beans that contain plenty of fiber, healthy fats and good quality protein.
  • Breakfast that is rich in fiber, protein and healthy fats. We also like to have our fruits in the morning. These overnight oats containers create a breakfast that’s ready in less than 30 seconds.
  • Lunches and dinners containing a ton of veggies (we aim for 1/2 plate of veggies, 1/4 plant or animal based protein and 1/4 slow release carbs). For example, you can keep these quick cook quinoa packs stocked in your pantry and add chopped veggies to the mix. A meal that’s ready in under 10 minutes.
  • Snacks containing protein + fiber + healthy fats to keep blood sugars stable. RX bars are one of our favourite pantry essentials that make snacking on-the-go WAY easier! They are made with whole-food ingredients, healthy fats and contain plenty of fiber.
  • Minimally processed foods, free from artificial ingredients and preservatives.
  • Foods with minimal sugar, dairy and animal protein. For example, stocking up on snacks like Skinny Pop instead of sugary treats that contain butter or other high saturated fat ingredients is a great way to have an evening treat that also tastes great.
  • Permission to allow yourself to enjoy foods and meals you like in moderation and with balance.

 

PRO TIP: USE A FOOD DIARY & ORGANIZE YOUR MENU

One of the best tools we’ve found that works with our clients is a Food and Mood Diary. It can not only track your intake of food, but using this diary and assessing how you’re feeling throughout the day both mentally and physically, allows you to see if there are any trends in the foods you are eating, your symptoms and your mood.

Using a Food & Mood Diary also helps creates a visual guide into your life beyond just the food you’re putting in your body. Then with this information, you can start planning out your weekly menu based off of foods that make you feel good, instead of foods that make you feel sluggish, bloated and irritable.

Our favourite tool for planning our menu throughout the week is a dry-erase Weekly Fridge Calendar. This helps visualize our foods, stick to a plan and keeps us within our grocery budget.

YOUR 7-DAY HIGH FIBER MEAL PLAN

 

Day 1:

  • Breakfast: 1 Serving of Warm Peanut Butter Oats with 1/2 cup blueberries.
  • Lunch: Chopped salad with 2 cups of spinach or mixed greens, 1/4 cup chickpeas, 1.5 oz. goat cheese, 1/4 cucumber, 1/2 red pepper, 1 Tbsp hemp seeds, 2 Tbsp salad dressing (olive oil & lemon or balsamic vinegar) and 1/4 avocado.
  • Dinner: Baked Ginger & Soy Salmon with 1/2 cup cooked quinoa or brown rice and sautéed asparagus or veggie mix (make extra salmon for Day 2 lunch).
  • Snack 1 (optional): Cucumber and carrot slices with 3 Tbsp store-bought hummus or homemade Spinach & Artichoke Hummus.
  • Snack 2 (optional): 1/4 cup mixed raw nuts.

 

Day 2:

 

Day 3:

 

Day 4:

  • Breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled with 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil, 1 cup chopped spinach, 1/4 cup tomatoes, garlic and served with half an avocado.
  • Lunch: Roasted Beet Quinoa Salad with 1 Tbsp goat cheese (leftover for day 6).
  • Dinner: Stuffed chicken breast (1 slice of mozzarella, 1 roasted red pepper, 1 large kale leaf) with 2 Tbsp marinara sauce served with 1 cup green salad with 1/2 Tbsp dressing, 1/4 cup roasted potatoes with 1 tsp olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Snack 1 (optional): 1/2 cup sliced red peppers, 1/3 cup cucumbers with 3 Tbsp store-bought or homemade Spinach & Artichoke Hummus and half an avocado.
  • Snack 2 (optional): 1/4 cup raw nut and seed blend.

 

Day 5:

 

Day 6:

 

Day 7:

  • Breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled with 1 Tbsp coconut oil, 1 cup chopped spinach, 1/4 cup sweet potato, garlic and served with half an avocado.
  • Lunch: Warm Kale & Lentil Taco Salad Bowl with Chipotle Dressing.
  • Dinner: Turkey Burger with Feta served with whole grain or gluten-free bun and side salad.
  • Snack 1 (optional): 2 Energy Bites.
  • Snack 2 (optional): 1 apple with 1 Tbsp almond butter or nut/ seed butter of choice.

 

For a full 5-week meal plan that includes over 125 recipes all made with 5 Ingredients or less, plus countless resources on meal planning, choosing healthy ingredients and brands, eating out and more… make sure to check out the N5Diet Plan below.

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17 Comments

  1. Petra

    Some great meal ideas here! I will no doubt try some of them very soon..

    Reply
    • Naughty Nutrition

      Thank you Petra 🙂 Let us know how it goes and we’re also always posting new and delicious recipes!

      Reply
  2. Tess Scott

    I can’t wait to try the peanut butter oatmeal. Breakfast is the worst – no time.

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    • Naughty Nutrition

      Tess it’s delicious, and overnight oats are one of the quickest breakfast options. You make it the night before and just grab and go the next morning 🙂

      Reply
  3. Carol

    What if you hate quinoa? Any good substitutions?

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  4. KarenBrown

    Hi. I’m looking for something to replace the shrimp as I’m allergic to shell fish. Is it possible to do chicken instead?

    Reply
    • Naughty Nutrition

      Hello Karen. Absolutely, you can use any type of protein including chicken, beef strips or even tofu/ tempeh. The cooking time may vary for each. Just ensure it’s cooked through.

      Reply
  5. Lori

    I am allergic to avocados. What can I exchange for them? Thank you.

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    • Naughty Nutrition

      Hello Lori…Depending on the meal, you can replace them with goat cheese, hummus, ricotta, cottage cheese, chickpeas, beans, nut butter or simply omit it. Enjoy the plan!

      Reply
  6. Harvey Lee

    This article would be really helpful to create a balance diet that can help to maintain a healthy weight. I can take some great ideas here. Thanks a lot for sharing.

    Reply
  7. Jessie Reynolds

    I am really looking for a diet plan where the food is very, very plain as I cook for some extremely picky eaters. No dressing, no sauces, no spices, no dishes with more than three ingredients, and nothing new. And these are adults! Any suggestions?`

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  8. Jessie Reynolds

    One other thing. I see many items in this diet that are very hard and/or crunchy. Substitution suggestions for those of us with dentures would be greatly appreciated. For instance, as much as I would love to snack on raw carrots, it is quite painful to bite them.

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    • Naughty Nutrition

      Jessie, this is a great suggestion! We will work on it.

      Reply
  9. Sarah

    These all look great and will diffidently try myself! I constantly am eating fast food, like today I had eaten some McDonalds. When I am done though I always feel like sh** because first off McDonalds is bad for you and does that but I keep telling myself that I am going to stop eating so unhealthily and start working out. I decided that I would give keto a shot and found a few promising cookbooks like this one https://adobe.ly/3o0fkN1 but I do not know if these are the right foods for me. I am a bigger girl, (I don’t want to put my weight on the internet) and I am looking to lose weight. Is this book good for me or would you recommend something else?

    Reply
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    Reply

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