ChooseMyPlate.gov

Meal Planning wtih ChooseMyPlate.gov

The Supertracker feature is a great weight loss tool.  You set up a profile and establish goals.  There are tools to look up nutrition info on the foods you eat, create a food diary and exercise log, and track weight loss.  There is also a report function for monitoring trends and progress to keep people motivated to achieve their goals.  Best of all, it’s free!

The site also has great information for healthcare professionals.  The education materials, nutrition tips, are easy to read and copy well.

Mona Lisa Franco, RD

Healthy Aging Meal Plan

This Healthy Aging Meal Plan is designed to provide an overall healthy-eating program that meets the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans at three different daily caloric levels: 1,200, 1,500 and 1,800. These menus are packed with nutrient-rich foods, including whole grains, lean meats, low-fat dairy and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. These menus are specifically formulated to meet the evolving nutritional needs of people aged 51-plus, offering more calcium (to support bone health) and fiber (to keep digestive systems healthy).

Diabetes Meal Plan

This Diabetes Meal Plan can be enjoyed by people with diabetes as well as by their families at three different daily caloric levels: 1200, 1500 and 1800. In addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner, each day on the plans includes a morning and an afternoon snack. These menus are packed with nutrient-rich foods, including whole grains, lean meats, low-fat dairy and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Vegetarian Meal Plan

This 28-day Vegetarian Meal Plan provides an overall healthy-eating program that meets the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans at three different daily caloric levels: 1200, 1500 and 1800. These menus are packed with nutrient-rich foods, including whole grains, low-fat dairy and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. The recipes use a variety of vegetarian protein sources, such as legumes, tofu, tempeh, whole grains, nuts, as well as cheese and eggs.

Avoiding all animal products? Going vegan has some of it’s own health benefits, but can be more challenging to follow.

Check out Vegan Recipes & Meal Plans. 

EatingWell Menu Planner

To use the Menu Planner you must sign up with the website, but it’s easy and free!


The EatingWell Menu Planner makes it simple to eat well every day. With this easy-to-use tool, you can create daily or weekly menus with your favorite recipes from EatingWell.com (or your own favorite recipes and foods) and print convenient shopping lists based on your selections. You can also use the tool to calculate your calorie intake, track your weight, write daily journal entries and follow your progress toward reaching your personal health goals.