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Find out more about the Cheap & Healthy Diet Plan

More about the Cheap & Healthy Diet Plan


We will be removing all previous Healthy Diet Plans in the coming weeks. You will still be able to access all of the recipes online but please do save any related pages, shopping lists or emails if you'd like to keep them for your reference.


You'll find all the recipes and tips you'll need for the plan on the e-mail we've sent you. If you are still having trouble accessing any part of the plan please e-mail us at

All about BBC Good Food's Cheap & Healthy Diet Plan


A healthy diet should be balanced and followed all year round. This three-day plan serves two people and comes in at just £30*. There is also a vegetarian option of the plan available for those wish to avoid meat. These three days are designed to kick-start your healthy habits and help you to see the benefits of healthy eating quickly. The recipes have been created by food writer Sara Buenfeld in collaboration with Good Food's nutritional therapist Kerry Torrens. Kerry has also provided additional nutritional tips and information to help you make informed choices and carry on eating well after the three days.
*Based on a shop at Tesco

What to expect from these three days


Our plan has been designed to ensure you get a minimum of your 5-a-day, plenty of whole-grains and we’ve included one portion of oily fish to count towards your weekly quota. We’ve also included foods that provide some of the common nutrients lacking in our modern day diets, like vitamin D and magnesium. While following the plan you are free to change days around or repeat them, but try not to swap individual meals, that’s because each day is calculated to ensure you get the optimal mix of foods as well as the nutrients and calories you need. 

How will you feel?

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By following our plan you can expect to feel lighter and more energised, plus after three days you should find you're more inclided to make healthier choices on your own. All three days include all the nutrients you need for good health and proves that, even if money is tight, healthy eating is within reach.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or on medication, you should check with your doctor first before you do any diet plan.

Please note the Cheap & Healthy newsletter is completely separate to BBC Good Food’s regular weekly newsletter.


All health content from BBC Good Food is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional. Any healthy diet plan featured by BBC Good Food is provided as a suggestion of a general balanced diet and should not be relied upon to meet specific dietary requirements. If you have any concerns about your general health, you should contact your local health care provider.

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