Supermarket Chefs: Tesco 1200 Calories-a-day Easy Diet Plan
By wlr's Resident Foodie, Joanne Putney
This time the Supermarket Chefs Diet Plan is designed for people who shop at Tescos. This series of plans aims to provide the convenience of getting a diet food delivery service, at lower cost and with more control.
Incorporating a healthy selection of Tesco ready meals and single serving products, it's a quick and simple way to ease yourself into portion control whilst still getting a nutritionally balanced diet with 5-a-day.
At the last update (September 2018), we priced this plan at Tesco.com at £49.36. Bear in mind that this includes some items that you can use over subsequent weeks - which represents around 30% of the total cost.
Ongoing, this plan, or one very similar, will cost around £49.
This plan is meant for people who want to lose weight, and contains around 1200 calories a day which, for most people, will produce a weight loss of around 2lbs a week.*
Day 1 – Monday
Greek Yoghurt with Muesli and Berries
Egg and Salad Sandwich with Tomatoes
Beautifully Balanced Hoi Sin Duck Noodles, Tesco Healthy Living
Cucumber and Carrot Crudites with Houmous
Lemon Slice Cake...
There's three meals each day: Breakfast (250cals), Lunch (300cals) and Dinner (350cals); a healthy snack and a delicious treat too... Whatever your weakness (chocolate, cake, biscuit, crisps, savoury or sweet?), we have the treat for you - plus you can eat it safe in the knowledge it's part of the plan. Win win!
Day 2 – Tuesday
Cheese Omelette with Fresh Tomatoes
Vegetable Sushi with Cucumber Batons
Tesco Chicken Roast Dinner
Grapes and Carrot Batons
Onion Rings Snacks
Each day also has a 200ml milk allowance which you can use on cereals, add to your tea or coffee, make into a delicious smoothie with fruit from the plan, or simply drink. Take a free trial to add the Tesco diet into your meal planner so you can experiment with different food and quantities.
Day 3 – Wednesday
Wheat Biscuits Cereal with Banana
Baked Sweet Jacket Potato with Cheese and Coleslaw
Cod Mornay With Mash And Peas, Tesco Healthy Living
Greek Yoghurt with Blueberries and Strawberries
2x Chocolate Malted Milk Biscuits
There's no fiddly weighing and measuring to do, almost everything comes in simple serving sizes - whether that's 1 slice of cheese, 2 chocolate biscuits or ¼ cucumber. We thought you might appreciate that!
Day 4 – Thursday
Banana and Berry Smoothie
Cheese and Bacon Quiche with Salad
Tesco Thai Red Chicken and Vegetable Curry with Rice
Cashew Nuts and Raisins
2 Squares of Dark Chocolate
The plan makes the best of Tesco healthy eating, using ready made meals from their Healthy Living range and healthy snacks. You'll also get more than your 5-a-day, every day... a low calorie, nutritionally balanced plan for the week.
Day 5 – Friday
Porridge with Strawberries
Beans and Tomato on Toast
Tesco Healthy Living Sweet and Sour Chicken
Cheese and Grapes
Sweet and Salted Popcorn
For the weekend, we've ditched the ready meals for a couple of quick fix dinners that are easy to scale up to serve 2, 4 (or more) making them suitable for sharing with friends, partners, family (even the kids!) They won't even know they are calorie counted unless you tell them... Oh, there's even a sneaky glass of red wine!
Day 6 – Saturday
Smoked Salmon and Egg on Toast
Cheese and Coleslaw Salad
Meat-free Lincolnshire Sausages with Sweet Potato Chips
Carrot Sticks with Houmous
Glass Red Wine
All this delicious food for just 1200 calories a day - who'd have thought it possible?
Day 7 – Sunday
Pancakes with Yoghurt and Berries
Tesco Ginger, Lime and Chilli Chicken Breast with Tesco Sweet Potato Mash
Smoked Salmon Salad
Don't forget, you also have 200ml semi skimmed milk each day
Tesco Mini Italian Breadsticks
*WLR diet plans are designed to produce a healthy weight loss of 1-2lbs per week, based on UK Health Department estimates of average daily calorie needs for men and women in the UK. Of course, not everyone's needs are 'average', so predicted weight loss will differ from person to person. For a more accurate idea of how many calories you need as an individual, you can use the WLR tools free for 24 hours here
WLR's diet planning tools are totally customisable. Need a lot of guidance? Choose a diet plan. Fancy making your own plan? The tools here make it easy and fun. You can even load up one of our own plans and change it to suit yourself Help yourself to a free trial
You can shop for this plan online at Tesco