Sample Meal Plan

The information below provides ideas for Refsum diet compliant meals, snacks and beverages.  This is not an exhaustive list.  Consultation with a dietitian is recommended to find a meal plan that will meet your specific needs.

BREAKFAST

Fruit or fruit juice

Breakfast cereal with soya milk
Any bread (except those that contain dairy such as brioche or cholla) with dairy free spread and jam, marmalade, honey or marmite

Eggs, bacon, pork sausages/vegetarian sausages, beans and bread

Dairy free croissants

MID-MORNING

Fruit

Dairy free biscuits or cake or cereal bar

Soya yoghurt

LUNCH

Meal to comprise (can be as a sandwich or cooked meal):

Dairy free spread or oil to be used as a spread or in cooking or as a dressing on salad.

Protein:
Options could include: Chicken, eggs, dairy free cheese, falafel, pulses or beans, hummus, cod, coley, haddock, prawns, rabbit, turkey or pork

Vegetables or Salad

Carbohydrate:
Options could include: Bread, bread roll, pitta, wrap, jacket potato, pasta, rice, sweet potato, noodles

Dairy free chocolate bar/dairy free dessert
Fresh fruit (e.g. a banana or a pear or an apple)

MID-AFTERNOON

Fresh fruit / carrot sticks and hummus/ dairy free cereal bar/dairy free biscuits or cake/crisps/popcorn/ dairy free chocolate bar/soya yoghurt

EVENING MEAL

Meal to comprise (can be as a sandwich or cooked meal):

Dairy free spread or oil to be used as a spread or in cooking or as a dressing on salad.

Protein:
Options could include: Chicken, eggs, dairy free cheese, falafel, pulses or beans, hummus, cod, coley, haddock, prawns, rabbit, turkey or pork

Vegetables or Salad

Carbohydrate:
Options could include: Bread, bread roll, pitta, wrap, jacket potato, pasta, rice, sweet potato, noodles

Dairy free chocolate bar/dairy free dessert
Fresh fruit (e.g. a banana or a pear or an apple)

FLUID

Consume fluids throughout the day such as water, tea, herbal teas, coffee and soya milk
Note: Skimmed milk to be limited to 150ml daily. Caffeine containing drinks should be limited to no more than 3 a day