Bircher & Burritos

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Hi everyone!

We’re entering mid-November, which means (for many of us) Christmas and/or Thanksgiving is coming up! Probably time to start thinking about presents, too 😉

For this week we’ve included two brand new breakfast recipes into the meal plan – the Swiss Bircher Muesli (designed by a doctor) and the (Mexican) Egg Burritos (Dave’s new fave)!

Both are lunch material as well, by the way, so don’t be afraid to switch things round if you need to.

To do Autumn justice we’ve added a lovely comforting Potato Soup and the Sweet Potato Feta Bake with Beets.

We hope you enjoy the recipes and as always we love seeing images of your creations in the Facebook group or @hurrythefoodup on Instagram so tag us there too if you like!

For the once-a-week shoppers

  • Day 1-2: Prep the Swiss Bircher Muesli the night before, for maximum creaminess. You can have it warm as well.
  • Day 3-4: We’ve set the soup to 4 servings by default, so if there is any leftover then simply freeze it and you’ll have a great go-to healthy recipe anytime you need one!
  • Grab two bags of salad, one for the Quesadillas and one the Chickpea Quinoa Salad and have any leftover greens as a side salad whenever you like. Or throw the leftovers into a Buddha Bowl!

Top tips and quick fixes

  • Snacks are up to you. Females: try not to go above 300kcal per day. Males: try not to go above 600kcal per day. This means a rough total of 1500kcal per day in total for females, and 1800kcal for males.
  • To keep picked herbs fresh, wrap their stems in tissue and place in a jar or pot with water (like you would for flowers). They’ll keep at least a week, usually more!

Day 7 is all up to you. It’s a great day for leftovers, or if you want to go out to eat. We still recommend keeping the calories to about 1500kcal for females and 1800kcal for males if weight loss is a priority.

You can use the ‘Vaults’ below do instantly find great replacement or additional meals, too!


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We would like to take a moment to note that these meal plans have been designed to provide a framework for weight loss. They do not claim to provide medical advice or to be able to treat any medical condition. It makes no claims in respect to weight loss, either in terms of the amount or rate at which weight loss could be achieved. The calories, fibre, protein and other nutritional information is worked out as closely as possible and we have checked the information as accurately as possible. However we can’t be held responsible for mistaken listings: the nutritional information is given as a guide only. If you have any concerns regarding your health or whether it is suitable for you to try to lose weight then please contact your medical practitioner before making changes.