500-Calorie Dinners Meal Plan: Week 4 (Page 6)

Friday: Ginger, Split Pea & Vegetable Curry

Protein-rich yellow split peas combined with fresh vegetables yields a hearty, stewlike curry. Try any combination of vegetables—sweet potatoes, squash and spinach create a sweeter offering. Don’t be alarmed by the number of chiles—the vegetables and split peas bring the heat level down. Here’s what’s in the plan to complete tonight’s under-500-calorie menu: a salad of baby spinach with Buttermilk Dressing
, a piece of toasted whole-grain baguette and a special Friday night treat: Hot Fudge Pudding Cake.

Ginger, Split Pea & Vegetable Curry
161 calories
• Baby spinach (1½ cups) with 2 Tbsp. Buttermilk Dressing
35 calories
• Toasted whole-grain baguette (2 inches)
132 calories
Hot Fudge Pudding Cake
142 calories

TOTAL: 470 calories

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