The wonderful thing about the 17 Day Diet is its flexibility in providing a way for a person with any type of eating plan to use the diet as a source of weight loss.
I have many community members who are vegetarian or vegan and sometimes they struggle with ideas for meals that aren’t overly saturated with starchy proteins such as legumes or overly processed proteins such as veggie burgers, yet provide a good variety of choices to avoid boredom.
Here’s a sample vegetarian meal plan you can adapt to your 17 Day Diet. Depending on what type of vegetarian you are, consider eggs as a great source of non-starchy protein.
17 Day Diet Vegan Considerations
If you’re vegan, use soy or coconut based yogurts for your probiotics/protein sources.
Find a clean source of vegan or plant-based protein to supplement your protein intake if you’re finding it difficult to keep your body fueled throughout the day.
Here’s what a sample menu may look like on all cycles of the 17 Day Diet:
17 Day Diet Vegetarian Meal Plan
Green smoothie – consider adding in a bit of plant-based protein powder and healthy fats such as Coconut Oil or Flax Oil to make this a well-rounded meal replacement. Use my magic custom smoothie formula.
Veggies such as carrot sticks, celery sticks, etc. If you eat eggs, have a boiled egg. You can also have a small serving of hummus with your veggies.
Soup with some sort of legumes such as lentils, black beans, etc. This is your main protein for lunch. Add in a lot of leafy greens and colorful vegetables into your soup or on the side as a salad. The more vegetables you can incorporate into your diet, the more satiated you’ll be.
Yogurt and half a serving of fruit (if you use my smoothie formula above).
Tofu scramble or Egg White scramble with a lot of extra vegetables such as mushrooms, broccoli, cabbage, etc.
Water Consumption and Green Tea:
Make sure you drink plenty of water, have your green tea at meal times and your hot lemon water first thing. If at all possible, try to eat your proteins, if they’re starchy (like legumes) before 2pm. You can learn more about my take on the vegetarian guidelines for the 17 Day Diet.
Simply Veggie Meal Plan For the 17 Day Diet
If you’re needing a bit more help getting your vegetarian dinners planned for the 17 Day Diet, you should definitely check out my 4-week plant-based dinner meal plan called Simply Veggie.
I originally created my Simply Veggie dinner meal plan a few years ago for vegetarians on the 17 Day Diet who didn’t have a lot of options when it came to a plant-based menu.
You can check out the menu below to get an idea of the recipes available for dinner time.
I’ve been loving the 17 Day Diet since 2011. I love sharing my favorite healthy recipes and meal plans to keep you motivated and on the right path to success!
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