1200 Calorie Fresh Meal Plan


Congratulations on choosing to eat right! This 1200 Calorie Fresh Meal Plan was designed for you by our nutrition experts to give you a week's worth of delicious and nutritious food that will help you reach your goals in a healthy way. We put in the time and research to ensure that these meal plans will keep you full and happy over the next week, and we've even linked to a few of our favorite recipes to make this whole process easier. (You'll be able to see the calorie totals to the right of each meal, in red.) Additionally, we've given you some guidance as to how big the portions should be for each food item. If you'd like to see more 1200 Calorie Fresh Meal Plans, track your food intake over time or get advice from our team of health experts, sign up for a FREE SparkPeople account in under a minute by clicking right here.

Day 1

  • Breakfast - 260 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Banana, fresh, 0.5 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
  • Bread, pita, whole-wheat, 0.5 pita, large (6-1/2" dia)
  • Turkey breast, sliced, oven roasted, luncheon meat, 1.5 ounce(s)
  • Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Lunch - 455 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Vegetarian Chili RECIPE, 1 serving
  • Grapes, 18 grape, seedless
  • Yellow Sweet Corn, Canned, 0.2 cup
  • Cornbread, 0.6 piece
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, Original Buttery Spray, 5 sprays, 1 serving
  • Dinner - 455 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, Nonfat, 0.75 cup (not packed)
  • Chicken Marsala RECIPE, 0.5 serving
  • Pineapple, fresh, 1.5 slice (3-1/2" dia x 3/4" thick)
  • Broccoli, fresh, 2 spear (about 5" long)
  • Whole Wheat Spaghetti, cooked (pasta), 0.6 cup
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Cucumber (with peel), 1 cup slices
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)

Day 2

  • Breakfast - 260 calories
  • Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt, Plain, 6 oz
  • Orange Juice, 5 fl oz
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Peanut Butter, smooth style, with salt, 0.5 tbsp
  • Lunch - 455 calories
  • Yo Plus Digestive Health Strawberry Yogurt, 1 serving
  • Tuna, Canned in Water, drained, 0.75 can
  • Apple juice, unsweetened, 4 fl oz
  • Celery, raw, 2 stalk, large (11"-12" long)
  • Whole-Wheat Crackers, 0.75 oz
  • Hellmann's , Light Mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp, 1 serving
  • Dinner - 455 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Pork tenderloin, 3 oz
  • Applesauce, unsweetened, 0.75 cup
  • Sweet potato, cooked, baked in skin, without salt, 0.5 small
  • Dinner Rolls, rye, 1 medium
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Hard Boiled Egg, 1.5 large
  • Cucumber (with peel), 1 cup slices

Day 3

  • Breakfast - 260 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Banana, fresh, 0.5 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
  • Bread, pita, whole-wheat, 0.5 pita, large (6-1/2" dia)
  • Turkey breast, sliced, oven roasted, luncheon meat, 1.5 ounce(s)
  • Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Lunch - 455 calories
  • Feta Cheese, 1.5 oz
  • Chicken Breast (cooked), no skin, roasted, 0.5 breast, bone and skin removed
  • Oranges, 1 fruit (2-5/8" dia)
  • Spinach, fresh, 2 cup
  • Croutons, seasoned, 0.5 cup
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Cider Vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • Dinner - 455 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, Nonfat, 0.75 cup (not packed)
  • Chickpeas (garbanzo beans), 0.5 cup
  • Peaches, fresh, 1 large (2-3/4" dia) (approx 2-1/2 per lb)
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Bread, pita, whole-wheat, 0.5 pita, large (6-1/2" dia)
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • Mrs. Dash (R) Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend, 0.25 tsp
  • Directions: Mix the Mrs. Dash with the Sour Cream and blend with beans and chopped tomatoes then fill pita with mixture.
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Green Beans (snap), 12 beans (4" long)
  • Directions: Dip cold steamed green beans in hummus.

Day 4

  • Breakfast - 260 calories
  • American Cheese, 1 slice (1 oz)
  • Apples, fresh with skin, 1 small (2-1/2" dia) (approx 4 per lb)
  • Bread, reduced-calorie, wheat, 2 slice
  • Egg substitute, liquid (Egg Beaters), 0.33 cup
  • Tea, brewed, 6 fl oz
  • Lunch - 455 calories
  • Yo Plus Digestive Health Strawberry Yogurt, 1 serving
  • Walnuts, 0.75 oz
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Sweet potato, cooked, baked in skin, without salt, 0.5 small
  • Cornbread, 0.6 piece
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Dinner - 455 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Vegetarian Chili RECIPE, 1 serving
  • Pears, fresh, 0.5 pear, large (approx 2 per lb)
  • Onions, raw, 4 slice, medium (1/8" thick)
  • Cornbread, 0.6 piece
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • Directions: Top chili with sour cream, onions and cheese. Serve with cornbread and pears.
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Beans, red kidney, 0.6 cup
  • Onions, raw, 4 slice, medium (1/8" thick)
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • Directions: Prepare beans as necessary then marinate with Balsamic Vinegar and chopped onion and chill. Eat as a cold salad.

Day 5

  • Breakfast - 260 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Bagels, oat bran, 0.5 bagel (3-1/2" dia)
  • Smart Balance Buttery Spread, 0.5 tbsp
  • Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Lunch - 455 calories
  • Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt, Plain, 6 oz
  • Atlantic Salmon (fish) (.5 filet option = 198g), 2.5 oz
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Lettuce, leaf salad, 2 cup, shredded
  • Dinner Rolls, wheat, 1 roll (1 oz)
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • Dinner - 455 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Blueberries, fresh, 0.75 cup
  • Green Beans (snap), 12 beans (4" long)
  • White Rice, long grain, cooked, 0.5 cup
  • Canola Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Directions: Add grated ginger and minced garlic to warm oil in skillet and heat for a minute then add cooked rice, mix and heat throughout. Add in almond slivers and serve.
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Peas, edible-podded, raw, 12 pea pods

Day 6

  • Breakfast - 260 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Blueberries, fresh, 0.75 cup
  • Shredded Wheat Spoon Size Cereal, 0.6 cup (1 serving)
  • *Flax Seed, 0.66 tbsp
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Lunch - 455 calories
  • Cream Cheese, 2 tbsp
  • Hard Salami, 3 slice (3-1/8" dia x 1/16" thick)
  • Grapes, 18 grape, seedless
  • Sweet peppers (bell), 0.5 large (2-1/4 per lb, approx 3-3/4" long, 3" dia)
  • Potato Chips, reduced fat, 0.75 oz
  • Cream Cheese, 1 tbsp
  • Tea, brewed, 6 fl oz
  • Dinner - 455 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Pork tenderloin, 3 oz
  • Applesauce, unsweetened, 0.75 cup
  • Sweet potato, cooked, baked in skin, without salt, 0.5 small
  • Dinner Rolls, rye, 1 medium
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Peas, edible-podded, raw, 12 pea pods

Day 7

  • Breakfast - 260 calories
  • Yogurt, Yoplait Light, Strawberry, 6 oz
  • Blueberries, fresh, 0.75 cup
  • Kellogg's Eggo Lowfat Nutri-Grain Waffles, 1 waffle, round (4" dia) (include frozen)
  • Peanut Butter, smooth style, with salt, 0.5 tbsp
  • Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Directions: Spread peanut butter on toasted waffle, then stir berries into the yogurt. Serve with coffee.
  • Lunch - 455 calories
  • Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt, Plain, 6 oz
  • Atlantic Salmon (fish) (.5 filet option = 198g), 2.5 oz
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Lettuce, leaf salad, 2 cup, shredded
  • Dinner Rolls, wheat, 1 roll (1 oz)
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • Dinner - 455 calories
  • Cream Cheese, 2 tbsp
  • Beans, white, 0.5 cup
  • Summer Frozen Fruit Bars RECIPE, 1 serving
  • Spinach, frozen, 0.5 cup
  • Whole Wheat Spaghetti, cooked (pasta), 0.6 cup
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated, 1 tbsp
  • Mrs. Dash (R) Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend, 0.25 tsp
  • Directions: Cook pasta, beans and spinach and place in bowl. Top with cheeses and mix well to create your "Alfredo" sauce. Season with Mrs. Dash. Enjoy a frozen fruit bar as dessert.
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Bacon, pork, microwaved, 4 medium slices, cooked (raw product packed 20/lb)
  • Asparagus, fresh, 5 spear, medium (5-1/4" to 7" long)
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)