Sample menu

Our sample menu is included as a guide only and should not be used to replace any advice you may have been given by a dietitian.

If your traditional diet includes food different from those listed below, talk to your dietitian.

Breakfast

1 cup porridge or ½ cup cereal (soaked with milk)

½ cup of milk*

½ cup of tinned fruits or stewed fruit (e.g. prunes)**

1 glass water

150ml pottle of lite yoghurt

* Use trim milk or calcium enriched milk, especially if you are watching your weight.

** Watch the amount of sugar used and don't forget to brush your teeth. Alternatively, you can use artificial sweeteners. 

Snack

1 banana

1 ½ glasses water

Lunch

½ tin baked beans* or spaghetti

¼ cup cheese** on

  • x2 wholemeal toast/bread
  • or as a toastie pie

½ cup of fruits [e.g. peaches (in fruit juice/light syrup)]

2 glasses water

* Baked beans are a good fibre option for your meal.

** Try using cheese that are lower in fat, such as Edam or Cottage Cheese.

Snack

1 cup milkshake*
  • milk
  • ½ banana
  • handful of berries

* Try adding some oil. It helps coat the insides of your mouth. However, do watch the amount if you are watching your weight.

Dinner

Chicken and Tomato Rice

1 ½ cups rice (cooked)

100g chicken breast/thigh fillets*

tomato pasta sauce

vegetables**

cheese*** - 20g

2 ½ glasses water

* Trim off the skin if you are watching your weight.

** Adding more vegetables can help increase your fibre intake.

*** Try using cheese that are lower in fat, such as Edam or Cottage Cheese. Watch the amount you use if you are watching your weight. 

Meal ideas 

Breakfast options 

  • Bran cereals/muesli with milk, yoghurt, and fruit 
  • Porridge with sultanas and milk* or yoghurt, and fruit 
  • Scramble eggs on soft bread 
  • Omelette served with mashed potato or soft bread 
  • Milkshakes* 
  • Savoury custard with ham, vegetables, tomato puree, or fish 
  • Cooked sliced egg in a cheese sauce or mild curry sauce on rice. 

* An example of lower fat cheese is Edam/Cottage Cheese.

Snack options 

  • Yoghurt (fresh or frozen) or ice cream 
  • Sandwiches – with ham/egg/grated cheese,** minced chicken and mayonnaise, peanut butter 
  • Ice blocks – Popsicles. 

# High in fibre: a good alternative if you suffer from constipation and are in need of more fibre.

* Trim/CalciTrim/Anchor Xtra are recommended, especially if you are watching your weight.

** An example of lower fat cheese is Edam/Cottage Cheese.

Lunch or dinner options 

  • Baked beans or spaghetti with grated cheese on bread 
  • A bowl of soup, e.g. Pumpkin Soup or Green Velvet Soup, with bread 
  • Sandwiches with a serving of meat, egg, vegetable, or cheese fillings 
  • Egg noodles, stir-fried vegetables 
  • Scrambled eggs with bread (not toasted) 
  • Salmon steak on rice with green beans 
  • Pork with Prunes and Apricots 
  • Springtime Pie 
  • Chicken and Tomato Rice. 
* An example of lower fat cheese is Edam/Cottage Cheese.

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