1200 Calorie Vegetarian Meal Plan


Congratulations on choosing to eat right! This 1200 Calorie Vegetarian 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 Vegetarian 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
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Blueberries, fresh, 0.75 cup
  • Shredded Wheat Spoon Size Cereal, 0.6 cup (1 serving)
  • Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Lunch - 455 calories
  • Kraft Jello-o Brand Fat Free Pudding, Vanilla, 1 Serving
  • Beans, white, 0.5 cup
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Salad Greens With Cranberry Vinaigrette, 0.5 serving
  • Wheat Bran Muffins, with raisins, 1 muffin, toaster
  • Smart Balance Buttery Spread, 0.5 tbsp
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Dinner - 455 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Vegetarian Chili RECIPE, 1 serving
  • Fruit Cocktail, 0.5 cup
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Saltine Crackers, unsalted (Saltines), 8 cracker
  • Russian Salad Dressing, low calorie, 2 tbsp
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Hard Boiled Egg, 1.5 large
  • Spinach, fresh, 2 cup
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp

Day 2

  • Breakfast - 260 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Grapes, 18 grape, seedless
  • Flour Tortillas, 1 tortilla, medium (approx 6" dia)
  • Egg substitute, liquid (Egg Beaters), 0.33 cup
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, Original Buttery Spray, 5 sprays, 1 serving
  • Directions: Cook eggs in a skillet coated with buttery spray. Once cooked through, place in tortilla and roll up. Serve with grapes and milk.
  • Lunch - 455 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Beans, pinto, 0.6 cup
  • Applesauce, unsweetened, 0.75 cup
  • Broccoli, fresh, 2 spear (about 5" long)
  • Baked Potato, with skin, 0.5 medium (2-1/4" to 3-1/4" dia.)
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • Directions: Cook and chop broccoli and prepare pinto beans as necessary to top baked potato.
  • 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
  • Peanut Butter, smooth style, with salt, 1.5 tbsp
  • Celery, raw, 2 stalk, large (11"-12" long)
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)

Day 3

  • Breakfast - 260 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Grapes, 18 grape, seedless
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Egg white, fresh, 2 large
  • Lunch - 455 calories
  • Silk, Plain Soymilk, Original 1 cup, 1 serving
  • Beans, black, 0.6 cup
  • Tangerines, 2 small (2-1/4" dia)
  • Sweet potato, cooked, baked in skin, without salt, 0.5 small
  • Brown Rice, long grain, 0.5 cup
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • Salsa, 0.13 cup
  • Dinner - 455 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Lentils, 0.6 cup
  • Watermelon, 1.25 cup, balls
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Whole Wheat Tortilla, medium (45g), 1 serving
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • Mrs. Dash (R) Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend, 0.25 tsp
  • Directions: Stuff tortilla with cooked lentils, sour cream, tomatoes and cheese. Season with Mrs. Dash. Serve with watermelon.
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Hard Boiled Egg, 1.5 large
  • Cucumber (with peel), 1 cup slices

Day 4

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hard Boiled Egg, 1.5 large
  • Spinach, fresh, 2 cup
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp

Day 5

  • Breakfast - 260 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Pears, fresh, 0.5 pear, large (approx 2 per lb)
  • Instant, Quick, and Regular Oats Cereal, cooked with water, 0.75 cup, cooked
  • Hazelnuts, 5 nuts
  • Decaffeinated Coffee, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Directions: Chop pear and cook with oatmeal. Top with chopped hazelnuts. Serve with milk and coffee.
  • Lunch - 455 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Apples, fresh with skin, 1 small (2-1/2" dia) (approx 4 per lb)
  • Sweet peppers (bell), 0.5 large (2-1/4 per lb, approx 3-3/4" long, 3" dia)
  • Flour Tortillas, 1 tortilla, medium (approx 6" dia)
  • Peanut Butter, smooth style, with salt, 0.5 tbsp
  • Directions: Spread Hummus on Tortilla and top with Peppers, roll and enjoy!
  • Dinner - 455 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Vegetarian Chili RECIPE, 1 serving
  • Fruit Cocktail, 0.5 cup
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Saltine Crackers, unsalted (Saltines), 8 cracker
  • Russian Salad Dressing, low calorie, 2 tbsp
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Baby Carrots, raw, 5 medium

Day 6

  • Breakfast - 260 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Orange Juice, 5 fl oz
  • Instant, Quick, and Regular Oats Cereal, cooked with water, 0.75 cup, cooked
  • Lunch - 455 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Beans, pinto, 0.6 cup
  • Applesauce, unsweetened, 0.75 cup
  • Broccoli, fresh, 2 spear (about 5" long)
  • Baked Potato, with skin, 0.5 medium (2-1/4" to 3-1/4" dia.)
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • Directions: Cook and chop broccoli and prepare pinto beans as necessary to top baked potato.
  • Dinner - 455 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Vegetarian Chili RECIPE, 1 serving
  • Fruit Cocktail, 0.5 cup
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Saltine Crackers, unsalted (Saltines), 8 cracker
  • Russian Salad Dressing, low calorie, 2 tbsp
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Hard Boiled Egg, 1.5 large
  • Spinach, fresh, 2 cup
  • Lemon Juice, 1 fl oz

Day 7

  • Breakfast - 260 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Oranges, 1 fruit (2-5/8" dia)
  • Bagels, oat bran, 0.5 bagel (3-1/2" dia)
  • Egg white, fresh, 2 large
  • 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
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Portobello Burgers RECIPE, 2 serving
  • Oranges, 1 fruit (2-5/8" dia)
  • Yellow Sweet Corn, Canned, 0.2 cup
  • Bread, reduced-calorie, wheat, 2 slice
  • Hellmann's , Light Mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp, 1 serving
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Baby Carrots, raw, 5 medium