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Week 1 Sample menus for a 2000 calorie food pattern

We have prepared a sample menu for a week for a 2000 calorie diet containing the recipes found in the Smart Start Recipes section. The nutritional analysis has also been provided. Use it as a guide to make changes in your eating habits or to plan your own menus with the Menu Planner found in the Tools to Help You section. Averaged over a week, these menus provide all of the recommended amounts of food from each food group.



Oatmeal w/ raisins:
1 cup    Oatmeal, cooked
2 Tbsp      Raisins, seedless
1/2  cup      Low-fat milk
1 cup   Orange Juice


2 cups Southwestern Salad
1   Corn tortilla
1/2 cup   Cantaloupe
1 cup Lemon-flavored iced tea


3/4 cup   Turkey Stir Fry
1 cup   Brown Rice
1   Whole Wheat Dinner Roll
1/2 cup   Peach Apple Crisp
1/2 cup Low-fat Milk


1/2 cup   Pears, canned in juice
1/2 cup   Orange gelatin salad

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