The Chocolate Diet: 4 300-Calorie Meals

The Chocolate Diet was created by Sally Ann Voak and is designed to break individuals from their chocolate habit. Do not worry though! You will not be expected to give up chocolate altogether. When on this diet, individuals will undergo a one-week introduction phase where chocolate is eliminated completely. After this phase is completed, dieters will begin a one-week phase where chocolate is included every day in the meal plan as a snack. While chocolate is a staple of this diet, this still is a low calorie diet. During the second week, female dieters will eat between 1200 to 1300 calories per day. This breaks down into 250 calories for breakfast, 300 calories for lunch and 400 calories for dinner and a 300-calorie snack. Below are several 300-calorie lunch ideas for individuals on the Chocolate Diet.

Meal Idea #1: Chicken and Pasta

  • 3 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat pasta
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup leafy greens
  • 1 cup fresh mixed vegetables
  • 1 tbsp low fat dressing

Bake, broil or grill the chicken breast until no longer pink in the center. The chicken can be seasoned with salt, pepper and 1 tbsp lemon juice. Boil the pasta in a pot of water and cook according to directions. Serve the chicken on top of the pasta. Season with the remaining lemon juice. On the side, have a salad composed of leafy greens, mixed vegetables and salad dressing.

Meal Idea #2: Turkey Sandwich

  • 2 oz turkey deli meat
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 lettuce leaf
  • 1 slice tomato
  • 1 cup total of broccoli and carrots

Enjoy a sandwich by toasting the bread and then topping it with mustard, turkey, lettuce and tomato. Enjoy with a cup of steamed or raw vegetables.

Meal Idea #3: Cajun Hot Dogs

  • 2 fat free hot dogs, sliced
  • 1/3 cup of brown rice
  • 1/3 cup of black beans
  • ½ cup collard greens, torn
  • ¼ cup bell peppers, diced
  • ¼ cup celery, diced
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper

Prepare the rice according to the directions. While rice is cooking, heat peppers, greens and celery in a nonstick skillet. Cook until tender. Once rice is done cooking, add beans and hot dogs. Warm for 3 minutes. Add the vegetables to the rice mixture along with 2 tbsp of water. Cook for 3 minutes or entire mixture is heated. Season with salt, pepper and hot sauce if preferred.

Meal Idea #4: Hummus, Vegetables and Nuts

  • 4 tbsp hummus
  • 12 baby carrots
  • 15 almonds

For a Mediterranean-inspired meal, enjoy carrots dipped in hummus. To increase fiber, healthy fats and protein, have 15 almonds on the side.

Enjoy any of the above lunch meal ideas when on the Chocolate Diet. All of these meals have approximately 300 calories, helping you stay within your daily calorie range. To maximize results when on the Chocolate Diet, remember to get 30 to 60 minutes of exercise most days.

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