Supermarket Chefs: M&S Diet Plan
The fourth in our series of Supermarket Chefs diet plans uses ready to eat meals from Marks & Spencer.
The plan is designed to make it easy for you to lose weight without needing to spend time planning your meals – the hard work is done for you.
This plan is meant for people who want to lose weight, and contains around 1200 calories a day which, for most people, will produce a weight loss of around 2lbs a week.*
Day 1 – Monday
Yoghurt with Fruit Compote and Granola
Egg Sandwich with Salt & Vinegar Crisps
Chicken Tikka with Cauliflower Rice, & Raspberry Pannacotta
This diet plan is a great way to take control of your calorie intake, particularly if you find you run short on time for planning or cooking your own meals. Everything is portion controlled for you and split into three main meals for the day; although all dinners have a sweet element which can be eaten as a snack or treat throughout the day if you prefer.
Day 2 - Tuesday
Blueberry Yoghurt with Granola
Creamy Piri Piri Chicken Pasta Salad
Salmon with New Potatoes & Broccoli, and a Jaffa Dessert
Breakfasts are between 250 – 300 calories, lunches are between 250 – 450 calories, and dinners are between 460 – 550 calories.
"Jaffa Dessert was lovely, tasted just like Jaffa Cake and was the perfect amount for a dessert. Really finished my dinner off nicely"
Day 3 - Wednesday
Fresh Porridge with Demerera Sugar
Hot Smoked Salmon Salad with New Potatoes and a Lemon Vinaigrette, & a Blackcurrant & Blueberry Yoghurt
Spanish Bravas Chicken with Roasted Potatoes, & a Fruit Salad
"I really enjoyed this, tasted fresh and summery but was very filling - I didn't finish all the potato salad!"
All the foods used in the plan have been tried and tested by our team with many positive comments about the flavour, ease of preparation and how filling the foods are. If it didn’t taste good it didn’t make the cut! M&S foods also tend to be made using fresher ingredients and fewer preservatives than some of the other readymade foods that are available from other retailers.
Day 4 - Thursday
Yoghurt with Mango & Passion Fruit Compote, & a Fruit Salad
Harissa Spiced Sweet Potato Salad with Noodles
Spaghetti & Meatballs with Spiced Tomato Sauce, & a Lemon Muffin Dessert
"Mango and Passion Fruit Compote was lovely, fresh and fruity tasting.... filling enough for breakfast and a nice start to the day"
The plan can be added directly to your food diary in Weight Loss Resources, making it even easier to track your food and calories and achieve the weight loss you want to see. If there’s something in the plan that doesn’t take your fancy you can easily swap that item out for something of similar calories, or add something else in if you have a few more calories to spare.
Day 5 - Friday
Chocolate Crunch Cereal with Vanilla Greek Style Yoghurt
Egg, Tomato & New Potato Salad with Salad Cream Dressing, & a Fruit Salad
Pork with Mashed Potato & Apple Cider Sauce, & a Chocolate Muffin Dessert
"The pork was lean, tender and really tasty. Mash was a nice texture."
Lastly, to make the whole process as simple as possible, you can click a button to make a shopping list of the all the items in the plan – making your grocery shop a breeze! Take a free trial to give it a go.
Day 6 - Saturday
Maple Syrup Porridge Pot
Prawn Mayonnaise Sandwich with Sour Cream & Chive Crisps
Beef Stroganoff with Rice, Green Beans & Broccoli, & a Rhubarb & Custard dessert
"Really nice meal. Beef was lovely and tender, sauce was nice and thick and creamy. Rice was fluffy. The broccoli and green beans were very crunchy (cooked as per instructions) but I do like crunchy veg!"
Day 7 - Sunday
Honey & Oat Breakfast Biscuits and a Plum Greek Style Yoghurt
Chargrilled Vegetable & Mozzarella Pasta Melt
Lamb Hot Pot with Sliced Potatoes, & a Strawberry Charlotte Dessert
"Chargrilled Vegetable & Mozzarella Pasta Melt looks appetising, smells fantastic when cooked, simply delicious and really quite filling! "
*WLR diet plans are designed to produce a healthy weight loss of 1-2lbs per week, based on UK Health Department estimates of average daily calorie needs for men and women in the UK. Of course, not everyone's needs are 'average', so predicted weight loss will differ from person to person. For a more accurate idea of how many calories you need as an individual, you can use the WLR tools free for 24 hours here
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