Good Food’s Healthy Diet Plan – Summer 2020

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Breakfast scones with yogurt and fruit

All about our Healthy Diet Plan for Summer 2020

Join over 327,000 people who have now signed up to receive our Healthy Diet Plans! The feedback we've received shows that you love them as much as we do.

We believe we've developed the perfect formula to boost health and well-being in the most delicious way possible, using triple-tested recipes and careful nutritional analysis across the whole week.

Our latest plan serves two people for one week and brings you 18 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 supermarket trip
  • Customise the plan to suit your lifestyle and tastes by adding snacks or swapping recipes
  • Read expert tips and extra inspiration to help you continue eating well once you’ve finished the plan

Paneer jalfrezi in lunch boxes

What are the benefits of this plan?

No matter what your health or wellbeing goal may be – from losing excess weight, boosting energy levels or cutting back on excess sugar – our Healthy Diet Plans are a great way to get started. We've combined brand-new, nutritious recipes with expert tips from our nutritionist, Kerry Torrens (MBANT), to bring you a seven-day menu that will help you to look and feel fantastic.

At BBC Good Food, we believe that whole, natural foods are key to a healthy and balanced diet – and our diet plans follow these principles. 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 meat and vegetarian options throughout the week.

The results? You can expect to...

  • Reduce your intake of 'free' sugars
  • Boost your energy levels
  • Support your digestive health
  • Lose excess weight
  • Support your immune system

Our Healthy Diet Plan recipes are bursting with protective antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients 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 keep blood sugar levels in check while curbing cravings.

Tarragon chicken with potatoes and vegetables

About the recipes

When you sign up to the plan, you can access an easy-to-follow chart to see your weekly menu. We've designed each day on the plan to deliver an optimal balance of macronutrients. You'll also achieve all five of your five-a-day (or more!) 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 nutritionist (MBANT) 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 know 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, although 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 goodfoodwebsite@immediate.co.uk.

Baked potato filled with three bean chilli

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Comments, questions and tips

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lilyhunt
1st Jul, 2020
I've requested this twice now and not received it??
fodmap friendly
15th Jun, 2020
would be nice to have a pescetarian option as well as a gluten free/fodmap option given so many people are cautious re well being diets
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Venkat Ram
13th Jun, 2020
Due to the coronavirus lockdown globally, I have lost track of time! To be sincere, health wise as well, I have been down the line. It is high time that I switched to something healthy to help me get back on the track. My doctor at https://www.hamsarehab.com/ suggested for a better diet plan that I should adopt,To lose fat and stay healthy is something that I have as a long term goal.
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jennysue19
5th Jun, 2020
It's much easier to double up or more, than to try to halve a recipe when cooking for one. Please could your healthy eating recipes be written as 'per person' rather than for two. Then it is less tempting to cook for two and eat all of it. or having to avoid a recipe at all because it can't be reheated for a second portion. It also makes shopping easier and avoids waste. It's not only for people like me who live alone, but people whose partner or family don't want to participate or have different food needs.
zenya s
22nd Jun, 2020
How am I supposed to print out the printable diet plan? I can't find it anywhere.
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goodfoodteam
23rd Jun, 2020
Hi there, you should receive the printable diet plan in an email after signing up to the plan. If you have trouble accessing this please email our web team at goodfoodwebsite@immediate.co.uk
Screwdriverman
26th May, 2020
I am Lactose and Gluten intolerant. Does this plan take this into consideration please?
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goodfoodteam
28th May, 2020
Thank you for your comment. This plan does contain lactose and gluten, so is not suitable for those following lactose and gluten-free diets. This has been passed onto the editorial team and will be taken into consideration for future iterations of the Healthy Diet Plan and related products. In the meantime, you might enjoy our healthy dairy-free and gluten-free recipe collections: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/healthy-dairy-free-recipes https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/healthy-gluten-free
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