Nutritionists rarely offer their full services for free online, but nutritionists run Ask the Dietitian and Your Personal Nutrition Guide, where they offer advice, information and menu-planning help for free. Other sites that offer credible nutritional guidance and free meal plans include 100DaysofRealFood.com, EatingWell.com and EatThisMuch.com.
Ask the Dietitian is a good resource for those needing nutritional information pertaining to specific dietary needs, including dietary advice for people who have food allergies or autoimmune diseases or who are breastfeeding. Your Personal Nutrition Guide offers free menu plans ranging from 1,200 to 1,800 calories a day, including dairy-free options.
The website 100daysofrealfood.com outlines five complete menu plans that each include breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack for seven days. The blog defines "real food" as food in its most natural state, including organic, unsweetened dairy products, 100 percent whole-wheat products, wild seafood and local meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, and natural sweeteners in moderation. The meal plans are free, but users must subscribe to the blog by email address to access them.
Eating Well offers multiple meal plans that experienced nutrition staff developed. The plans vary based on the desired number of calories and other personal preferences. Eat This Much also provides free meal plans that users can customize based on budget, calories, goals and food preferences.