5:2 Diet Meal Plan

Not only is this salad incredibly delicious, it’s very low in calories, so you can eat well and know that you’re not going over your calorie limit for the day.

On top of that, spinach is incredibly healthy, and eating healthy is half the battle of any diet.

So why not give this spinach salad a go on your next 5:2 fasting day?

Spinach Salad

Spinach Salad
Not only is spinach incredibly delicious, it’s very low in calories, so you can enjoy it on your fasting days
  • 4 Cups of Baby Spinach (washed and dried) [28 Calories]
  • 1 1/2 Plum (or Roma) Tomatoes, diced [17 Calories]
  • 1 cup of Cucumber, diced [16 Calories]
  • 1/2 Cup of Carrots, grated or thinly sliced [23 Calories]
  • 1 Cup of Apples, diced [57 Calories]

Total Calories: 141 Calories
Serves 2 (or 1 really hungry person)


You can make your own with some oil, red wine vinegar, and sugar, (search those terms online, beware of oils being very high calorie!), but a simple store-bought balsamic vinegar dressing can be used. Average of 10 Calories per tablespoon, so use only the minimum of what you need.

What have you added to salads to make this your own? Share below!


  1. Avatar Joe Ruder on January 27, 2016 at 10:26 am

    I roast beets and keep them in the fridge. Then just chop up a bit along with some nuts (watch the calories on the nuts if this is a low cal day). Of course some avocado is a tasty addition. If you are OK with dairy I love cheese as well, blue cheese, goat cheese or just a good aged cheddar. Red wine vinegar with a bit of raspberries in a blender or nutria bullet is great. We eat a variation of this salad several times a week and never get bored with it.

    • Sarah Sarah on January 28, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      Thanks Joe for sharing!! I love the addition of the raspberries with the red wine vinegar (this would not add many calories at all) which means this makes the perfect addition on fasting days when we are sticking to our 500 calories. Great tips thanks!

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