How to Make Healthy Meal Plan Online

This tool will allow you to create a meal plan which is perfectly tailored to your needs.


Step # 1 – Accessing the Meal Plan Tool

Go to “http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/menuplanner/menu.cgi.” On the top left hand side, look under the section which says “Select Calories and a Meal.”

The meal selection options

Step # 2 – Choosing Your Meal Plan and Calories

For this tutorial, we will be focusing on breakfast. First, to the right of “Number of daily planned calories,” you will see a blue drop down box. This is the total number of calories you want to eat for the day. For this example, select 2000 calories.

Selecting your number of daily calories

Step # 3 – Selecting a Breakfast Meal

On the left hand side, you will see a section that says “Select Meal.” To the right of this, you will see another blue drop down button. Select “Breakfast” from this drop down.

Choosing the breakfast option

Step # 4 – Selecting Breakfast Food and Calories

To the right of the “Breakfast” drop down button is a section which says “Meal Menu.” Beneath it are three sections, “Item,” “Serv.” and “Cal.” For this tutorial we will select a simple bowl of cold cereal. Under the “Milk” drop down, select “8 oz Milk, whole” and “1″ under “Serv.” Under the “Grains and Starches” drop down button, select “3/4 C Cold Cereal,” and “1″ under “Serv.”

Choosing what you are eating for breakfast

Step # 5 – Viewing the Calories Consumed

On the left side, under “Total Calories Used,” you will notice that to the right of this, it shows that our cold bowl of cereal is 230 calories, meaning we have 1770 calories left that can be divided between lunch and dinner. This simple tool will allow you to develop an effective meal plan.

Calories consumed for the selected meal