Hit reset and get back on track with healthy eating habits using this simple 7-day low-sugar meal plan to get you started. Slashing your sugar intake can help stabilize energy levels, curb over-active appetites and prevent chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, heart disease and even certain cancers.

If you’re an otherwise healthy person, you don’t need to “cleanse” or “detox” since our bodies are well-equipped to naturally “detox” thanks to the gut, liver and kidneys, which work together to filter out impurities. But if you’ve been eating too much sugar or refined and processed foods lately, you may feel like you need a break from those foods in particular. This meal plan does just that. It fuels your body with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy while limiting foods, like added sugar, that can do harm when you have too much.

In this healthy low-sugar diet plan, we cut out all forms of added sugar—think granulated sugar, honey, maple syrup and all of these other names for sugar you may find in packaged foods—and load up on delicious whole foods for a week of satisfying sugar-free meals and snacks. This balanced week of clean eating will help you feel refreshed, energized and good about what’s on your plate.

Looking for a different calorie level? See this meal plan at 1,200 and 1,500 calories.

How to Meal Prep Your Week of Meals

Read the Meal-Prep Tips throughout the meal plan for information on how you can prep ahead and use leftovers during the week.

  1. Bake the Muffin-Tin Cheddar Quiches with Smoked Cheddar & Potato in the morning on Day 1. Individually wrap the remaining quiches in plastic and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month. You’ll be having this again for breakfast on Days 3 and 6. To reheat, remove plastic, wrap in a paper towel and microwave on High for 30 to 60 seconds.
  2. Start the Slow-Cooker Vegetable Soup in the morning of Day 1 so it’s ready in time for lunch. Refrigerate two servings to have for lunch on Day 2 and dinner on Day 6. Any leftover soup can be frozen for up to 6 months.
  3. Make the Peanut Butter-Oat Energy Balls to have for snacks on Days 2, 3, 4 and 5. Refrigerate for up to 1 week.
  4. Make the Easy Brown Rice to use on Days 1, 3, 4 and 7.

Day 1

Breakfast (404 calories)

A.M. Snack (62 calories)

Lunch (454 calories)

Toss greens in the vinaigrette and top salad with pumpkin seeds and feta cheese.

Meal-Prep Tip: Save leftover Citrus-Lime Vinaigrette for lunch and dinner on Day 4 and dinner on Day 6.

P.M. Snack (137 calories)

  • 1/4 cup hummus
  • 1/2 cup cucumber slices
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into sticks

Dinner (560 calories)

Evening Snack (162 calories)

  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup whole-milk plain yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds

Blend raspberries together with yogurt and chia seeds to create a quick smoothie.

Daily Totals: 1,779 calories, 184 g carbohydrates, 43 g fiber, 90 g protein, 82 g fat, 2,462 mg sodium.

Day 2

Breakfast (383 calories)

Shopping Tip: When buying muesli, look for a brand that doesn’t have added sugars, which take away from the healthy goodness of this whole-grain breakfast.

A.M. Snack (217 calories)

  • 2 hard-boiled eggs seasoned with a pinch each of salt and pepper
  • 1 medium orange

Lunch (404 calories)

Shopping Tip: Use sprouted grain bread during your sugar detox as it’s made without added sugars, unlike many store-bought breads.

P.M. Snack (252 calories)

Dinner (534 calories)

Shopping Tip: Look for packaged crackers made without added sugars with a high fiber content or try making your own Homemade Multi-Seed Crackers.

Meal-Prep Tip: Save a serving of the No-Cook Black Bean Salad for lunch on Day 3.

Daily Totals: 1,790 calories, 240 g carbohydrates, 61 g fiber, 72 g protein, 72 g fat, 2,398 mg sodium.

Day 3

Breakfast (404 calories)

A.M. Snack (241 calories)

Lunch (433 calories)

P.M. Snack (137 calories)

  • 1/4 cup hummus
  • 1/2 cup cucumber slices
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into sticks

Dinner (516 calories)

Evening Snack (64 calories)

Meal-Prep Tip: When making the Roasted Veggie & Tofu Brown Rice Bowl for dinner, prepare the associated recipes linked on the recipe page—the Easy Brown Rice (if you didn’t already prep it on Day 1), the Colorful Roasted Sheet-Pan Vegetables and the Creamy Vegan Cashew Sauce. This way, you’ll have leftovers for lunch later in the week. You’ll also use these same ingredients in the Edamame & Veggie Rice Bowl on Day 4 and the Roasted Veggie Mason Jar Salad on Day 6.

Daily Totals: 1,795 calories, 226 g carbohydrates, 51 g fiber, 69 g protein, 80 g fat, 1,682 mg sodium.

Day 4

Breakfast (328 calories)

A.M. Snack (173 calories)

  • 1 medium apple, sliced and sprinkled with cinnamon
  • 10 roasted, unsalted almonds

Lunch (455 calories)

P.M. Snack (252 calories)

Dinner (581 calories)

Meal-Prep Tip: Cook an extra 3 oz. of chicken to use in the lunch recipe on Day 5.

Daily Totals: 1,788 calories, 185 g carbohydrates, 41 g fiber, 68 g protein, 95 g fat, 1,443 mg sodium.

Day 5

Breakfast (383 calories)

A.M. Snack (176 calories)

  • 1/3 cup hummus
  • 1 cup cucumber slices
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into sticks

Lunch (471 calories)

P.M. Snack (252 calories)

Dinner (530 calories)

Meal-Prep Tip: Save a serving of the Roasted Vegan Cauliflower Soup with Parsley-Chive Swirl to have for lunch on Day 7. Refrigerate any leftovers for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months for an easy ready-made lunch or dinner down the road.

Daily Totals: 1,814 calories, 224 g carbohydrates, 51 g fiber, 69 g protein, 82 g fat, 1,515 mg sodium.

Day 6

Breakfast (404 calories)

A.M. Snack (155 calories)

  • 2 hard-boiled eggs seasoned with a pinch of pepper

Lunch (462 calories)

P.M. Snack (162 calories)

  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup whole-milk plain yogurt
  • 3 tsp. chia seeds

Blend raspberries together with yogurt and chia seeds to create a quick smoothie.

Dinner (603 calories)

Toss greens in the vinaigrette and top salad with pumpkin seeds and feta cheese.

Daily Totals: 1,787 calories, 151 g carbohydrates, 40 g fiber, 91 g protein, 101 g fat, 2,444 mg sodium.

Day 7

Breakfast (352 calories)

A.M. Snack (155 calories)

  • 2 hard-boiled eggs seasoned with a pinch each salt and pepper

Lunch (436 calories)

P.M. Snack (193 calories)

Dinner (575 calories)

Evening Snack (102 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,814 calories, 192 g carbohydrates, 31 g fiber, 73 g protein, 88 g fat, 1,906 mg sodium.

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