7-Day High Fiber Meal Plan: 2,000 Calories

Fiber is a nutrition rock star with some pretty amazing health benefits. Research credits eating more fiber with weight loss, healthier gut bacteria, more regularity in your gut (aka better poops), a healthy heart and decreased risk of diabetes. So if fiber can do all that, why are 95% of Americans still not getting enough?

Planning a Thanksgiving menu is work in itself—add in a factor like a gluten allergy or gluten intolerance and it can become that much more complicated. We went ahead and did the planning for you and created a delicious gluten-free menu everyone will love. Whether you're a seasoned gluten-free cook or are still learning the ins and outs of the diet, these mouthwatering recipes and step-by-step guide will make cooking your Thanksgiving feast easy, organized and stress-free.

Thanksgiving Week Meal Plan

With the big Thanksgiving feast ahead of you, the last thing you need to worry about is planning dinner the rest of the nights this week. In this 7-day meal plan, we chose stress-free recipes that come together easily for a week of healthy meals. For the days surrounding the holiday, the dinners are light, refreshing and practical. Each recipe is 400 calories or less (not including sides), and takes 35 minutes or less to prep.

7-Day Meal Plan: Protein-Packed Dinners

Juicy pork chops, fresh fish, and hearty quinoa are just some of the delicious, protein-packed foods in this week's meal plan. Protein does a lot of good in the body—it builds healthy cells and repairs ones that are damaged, keeps your immune system in tip-top shape, and helps you to feel full and satisfied after a meal. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends women get 46 grams of protein daily (that’s equal to about 6 ounces of chicken), while men need 56 grams.

Whether you're hosting your first Thanksgiving, celebrating Friendsgiving or just want to take advantage of a fully preplanned menu, we've got you covered. With this low-stress, budget-friendly meal plan, you'll impress your friends and family and leave your Instagram followers drooling with envy. The whole menu comes in at less than $10 per serving ($9.42 to be exact), so you can go all out and celebrate, without breaking the bank.

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