BBC Good Food's Healthy Diet Plan - Summer 2016

Your Healthy Diet Plan - Summer 2016

Get ready for summer with our latest Healthy Diet Plan.
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We'll help you to maintain your healthy habits by keeping you informed of new BBC Good Food health & fitness initiatives. We’d also love your feedback once you’ve completed the 7-day plan, so don’t be shy about sending us an email at

All about our Healthy Diet Plan for Summer 2016

glass of layered berry bircher with oats and raspberries

Over 125,000 of you have now tried and tested our delicious and nutritious Healthy Diet Plans, and you seem to love them as much as we do! Rigorously tested and nutritionally analysed, we believe we've found the perfect formula to boost health and well-being in the tastiest way possible. 

Our latest plan brings you 15 brand-new recipes that are easy to make, quick to cook and minimise waste. When you sign up you'll be sent an email from which to access the full plan (and vegetarian version), plus all the advice and additional recipes you'll need to carry on eating well all year long.

What are the benefits of this plan?

Chicken breast with asparagus and peas on a plate

As with all of our diet plans, we steer clear of processed foods and pack our recipes with healthy fats, lean protein and slow-release carbs. Each day comes in at approximately 1,500kcal and delivers more than five of your five-a-day. As a result, you can expect to cut back on added sugar, lose excess pounds, increase energy, stabilise moods, improve digestion and boost your immunity.

If you’re looking to lose weight, the daily 1,500kcal intake should be ideal to help you reach your goals. However, if you’re particularly active or want to add some extra calories, we have healthy snack and drink suggestions for you.

About the recipes...

Roasted veg on a plate with tahini

All the ingredients in our Healthy Diet Plan are wholefoods that involve zero or minimal processing, plus we've created a vegetarian version of the plan in case you don't eat meat or just want to cut back. We suggest eating the meals on particular days for the most balanced approach, but you'll still get most of the benefits if you want to mix and match. 

The recipes make enough for two people for seven days and have been created by food writer Sara Buenfeld.

Nutritional therapist Kerry Torrens is responsible for making sure all the recipes meet daily reference intakes (RI), deliver at least five of your five portions of fruit and veg each day and are optimally balanced for great health. You can read more about the nutritional benefits of each recipe, and the plan as a whole, when you sign up!

We know diet plans can be time-consuming, so we've made suggestions for getting ahead and have tried to keep preparation and cooking times to a minimum. We've attempted to keep costs down and reduce waste, though there may be the odd occasion where you can get creative with leftovers. If you have questions or comments about any of the recipes, our cookery team are keen to hear them - please send us an email to

Please note, the Healthy Diet Plan 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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Kmehta@06's picture
20th Jul, 2016
Liked this tips of yours for a healthy summer diet plan, and as a nutritionist i always try to get as much information as i can also i own 2 blogs related to health category on which i try to share as much info as i can, plz have a look on my blogs:
16th Jul, 2016
We really enjoyed this menu. For the most part the meals were tasty, a couple need a bit more flavor, and very filling. Did not feel hungry during the week. We both lost 3-4 lb so pleased with that. Did not miss the bread or sugar. Only downside was the prep each night after work for that evening's meal, breakfast and lunch the next day. Glad when we had leftovers from a previous meal!!
6th Jul, 2016
It's an interesting menu as far as it goes but you definitely couldn't follow this plan for more than seven days as it's quite repetitive. Surely the average person doesn't have the same meals several times a week and I'd love suggestions for something different each day over a longer period of time.
6th Jul, 2016
Is this the same menu recurring every 7 days or does it change week on week? I've been on the menu page for a week or so and it hasn't changed some i'm wondering if i've missed something?
4th Jul, 2016
great and easy for seven days thanks excite already to get started
P1NMY's picture
4th Jul, 2016
Totally brilliant ,7 days set out ,great food ,easy to cook with all the information you need.Love it that you can just pick your usual on line shopping store and it instantly downloaded my shopping list.Picking the low cost items and sending my food bill much lower than normal. Wow so impressed ,thank you X Oh forgot to mention ,also you have given veggie option and meat ,fab
28th Jun, 2016
is healthy for everyone ??
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