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, tea or coffee

Breakfast cereal with soya milk or fat free cow’s milk

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

Eggs, chicken sausages/vegetarian sausages, tomatoes, mushrooms and bread

Dairy free croissants

MID-MORNING

Fruit

Dairy free biscuits or cake or cereal bar

Soya, oat or coconut 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, pulses or beans, quorn, tofu, dairy free cheese, rabbit, turkey

Vegetables or Salad (from the GO list)

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

MID-AFTERNOON

Fresh fruit / vegetable sticks / dairy free cereal bar / dairy free biscuits or cake, crisps (potato chips), popcorn / dairy free chocolate bar / soya, coconut, or oat 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, pulses or beans, quorn, tofu, dairy free cheese, rabbit, turkey

Vegetables or Salad (from the GO list)

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

FLUID

Consume fluids throughout the day such as water, tea, herbal teas, coffee, fat free cow’s milk or milk alternatives

Note: Caffeine containing drinks should be limited to no more than 3 a day