Good Food’s Healthy Diet Plan – Summer 2018

    Sign up for BBC Good Food’s brand-new, FREE Healthy Diet Plan for Summer 2018 and receive the complete menu, recipes, shopping list and more.

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    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.

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    All about our Healthy Diet Plan for June 2018

    Over 216,000 people have now signed up for our delicious and nutritious Healthy Diet Plans — and the feedback shows that you love them as much as we do!

    With triple-testing and careful nutritional analysis, we believe we’ve developed the perfect formula to boost health and wellbeing in the tastiest way possible.

    Our brand-new plan serves two people for one week and brings you 19 brand-new recipes that are quick, easy, practical and minimise waste. When you sign up you'll receive an email that will give you access to everything you need to follow the plan. You can:

    • Choose between the meat-eaters’ menu or the vegetarian plan
    • Get a printable shopping list so you can buy everything in one trip
    • Customise the plan to suit your lifestyle by adding snacks or swapping recipes
    • Read expert tips, tricks and extra inspiration to help you continue eating well once you’ve finished the plan

    Bowls filled with a grain mix of bulgur and quinoa topped with vegetables

    What are the benefits of this plan?

    Whether you’re aiming to lose weight, increase your energy levels or just glow with health, our brand-new Healthy Diet Plan is here to help. We’ve combined brand-new recipes and expert advice from our nutritional therapist, Kerry Torrens, to bring you a seven-day menu that will help you to look and feel fantastic.

    At BBC Good Food we believe that the healthiest way of eating is focused around whole, natural foods, and our diet plans are no different. All the recipes are packed with healthy fats, lean protein and slow-release carbs, as well as minimising processed products. We've also included a variety of meaty, vegetarian and vegan recipes throughout the week.

    The results? You can expect to...

    • Cut down on added sugar
    • Increase your energy levels
    • Improve your digestion
    • Lose excess weight
    • Support your immune system

    Our Healthy Diet Plan recipes are bursting with protective antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and phyto-nutrients to lift your mood and keep you fuller for longer, helping you feel your very best. We’ve also ensured that each day provides a balance of protein, fats and carbs to help manage hormones and keep blood sugar levels in check, while curbing cravings.

    Glasses filled with peaches, oranges, yogurt and topped with ginger oats

    About the recipes

    When you sign up to the plan, you can access an at-a-glance chart to see your weekly menu. Eaten in the recommended order, each day will deliver a balance of protein, fat and carbs, helping to manage hormonal and blood sugar levels, as well as optimal nutrient levels each day. You'll also achieve all five of your 5-a-day and keep within the recommended Reference Intakes (RI) for fats, protein, sugar, salt and kcals while following the latest guidance on your intake of 'free' sugars.

    Our plans provide no more than 1,500 kcals per day and include room to pick and choose from our healthy snack recipes if you like, or if your lifestyle requires a higher calorie intake. For those who want to lose weight, our plan is likely to create a moderate shortfall of daily calories, allowing for steady and controlled weight loss. However, as with any lifestyle or diet change, if you have any concerns or health issues we would encourage you to check with your GP before embarking on our plans. While we recommend following the plan in order, if you want to swap or repeat days, you'll still reap all the benefits of eating whole, nourishing foods.

    The recipes make enough for two people for seven days, and have been written by food writer Sara Buenfeld and analysed by nutritional therapist Kerry Torrens. You can read more about the nutritional benefits of each recipe, along with Kerry's top tips for achieving your goals, when you sign up.

    We understand that diet plans can be time-consuming, so we've given tips for getting ahead and attempted to keep preparation and cooking times to a minimum. We've aimed to keep ingredient costs down and reduce waste, though there may be the odd occasion where you can enjoy leftovers for another meal. If you have questions or comments about any of the recipes, our cookery team are keen to hear them – please send an email to

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    Please note, the Healthy Diet Plan newsletter is completely separate from 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 healthcare 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 healthcare provider.

    Comments, questions and tips

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    Anna Swedish Chef
    19th Jul, 2018
    Really enjoyed this plan so far - when will the next one be available?
    2nd Jul, 2018
    It will be really helpful when you start gluten free diets. Some of us coeliacs get forgotten.
    12th Jun, 2018
    I would also like to know if the diet needs to be adapted in any way for diabetics
    goodfoodteam's picture
    21st Jun, 2018
    Thanks for your comment. We would recommend that you speak to your GP or health practitioner about any medical concerns or specific dietary requirements. Our healthy diet plans are provided as a suggestion of a general balanced diet and should not be relied upon to meet specific dietary requirements.
    6th Jun, 2018
    you state that the recipes are for two people but they are for four people which is aggravating ...
    goodfoodteam's picture
    21st Jun, 2018
    Thanks for your message. The meal plan is designed to serve two people for one week. Some recipes within the plan create four portions so that you can save the leftovers for another day during the week.
    8th Jun, 2018
    The ones that are for four are so that you have leftovers to eat on another day. Sometimes the plan re-uses a meal.
    4th Jun, 2018
    Would be good to see a lower carb version for diabetics
    goodfoodteam's picture
    21st Jun, 2018
    Thanks for your comment. We don't currently have a low-carb version of the Healthy Diet Plan but we will take this into consideration in future.
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    Jill Digwood
    27th Jun, 2018
    Do you have a vegan option please?
    goodfoodteam's picture
    28th Jun, 2018
    Thanks for your question. We don't have a vegan specific diet plan but you can find vegan alternatives here:
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