I had to wait until the weather actually turned, you know?
And that it was official on that calendar (as of this week). To finally admit that Fall is here.
To finally make that shift into the cozy, earlier eves, to cooking again, and actually enjoying the process (without the “stress” of doing some outdoors, at all hours of daylight, like the true Seattllite I am).
And, I have to admit. When I cook a little homemade dinner, even after a crazy day, I feel like I’m winning at life. It’s like this soothing little routine that says- you got this mama.
Because knowing how to feed, nourish and wrap yourself (and anyone else at your table) in the magical goodness of real food, is a true gift. But also a true necessity for a healthy life.
Also a true necessity? Being able to be efficient about it, and keep it all simple, so you can get back to the things that mean the most to you in life.
Especially as the seasons turn.
That along with all the pumpkin-everything and cider and crunchy leaves and football, this season makes the space for gathering, sharing, and sprinkling out that nourishing little magic, with the people we love the most.
Because we all need a little extra boost of inspiration and encouragement in the kitchen as the seasons and our rhythms change.
And back, and ready to help you do that with ease & joy? The Fall Meal Plan is here!
So…. what exactly is the Fall Meal Plan?
The Fall Meal Plan is a 4 week set of printable weekly (naturally gluten-free) meal plans, with super-easy and healthy recipes and a once-a-week printable shopping list, coordinated perfectly, so you can cook under 3 hours a week, and eat gorgeous, healthy real food at every meal.
It’s your ticket to easily upgrading your weekday eating game, so you can:
a) stop wasting time searching for actually healthy recipes, cooking hour-long dinners at night, or having marathon multi-hour meal-prep sessions on Sundays.
b) stop wasting money eating out all the time (breakfast, lunch and dinner are done for you, and exciting). These will make your co-workers jealous.
c) feel better in your daily life, and have more energy to dominate your life.
c) get out of your boring recipe routine and learn some new easy gems you can host with, and eat all season long.
e) get in and out of the store & cook for the week in approximately 3 hours or less PER WEEK for all of your meals (or just 1 hour a week for the Dinner Only version of the meal plan here)
f) eat amazing tasting, tested and simple to prepare HEALTHY, real food, all #simplyrealhealth style
How Does It Work?
It’s almost too easy, really.
1. Sign up here.
2. Immediately, you will get a printable shopping list and the plan/recipes for the week, with specific instructions of what to make when (and how long it will take you, so you can plan your week accordingly and adjust things to your own schedule as you need to). It’s flexible, based on your schedule. 7 days later you will get the next week’s plan.
3. You get the whole weekend to prepare, shop & cook a few things as you’d like, and are ready to hit the new week with a plan and awesome food ready to go.
4. Repeat for 4 weeks total. Boom. New recipes learned, loved and ready to repeat as you’d like.
1. Weekly printable shopping list
2. Weekly recipes and directions, sent directly to your inbox, once a week for 4 weeks (that’s $25/week to not have to worry/plan or think about what to eat and shop for).
3. Gorgeous bonus real food and Simply Real Health Guides (a $55 value on their own!) on:
- Healthy Pantry & Freezer Guide/Checklist
- Real Food 101 Guide
- Eating Out & Traveling Guide
- Healthy Breakfast & Brunch Recipes
- Swap This For That Guide
- A Healthy Cocktail Ritual & Recipe Guide
- Real-Food Dessert Recipes & Guide
- Healthy Snack Recipes & Guide
- plus, a few secret bonus guides along the way!
4. Real-Food Basics: the what, the why, the good & the bad, what it is and what’s it’s not: why real food is the only way to go.
5. Over 41 amazing simple, naturally gluten-free & real food recipes, including new green smoothie recipes, make-ahead lunch ideas, one-pan dinners, cozy nights in recipes, healthier desserts, and fun weekend brunch ideas.
All seasonal, fresh & delicious!
Some of our favorite ones this season? See below to see the entire Recipe List & Photo Gallery below!
// Registration officially opens today! //
Pumpkin Spiced Pancakes
The Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte
Turmeric & Ginger Butter Roasted Carrot Salad
Sweet Potato Morning Muffins
Italian Chicken & Broccoli Rice Bowls
Pumpkin & Apple Spice Bread (or Muffins)
Spaghetti Squash Aglio Olio with Roasted Veggies
Snapper with Coconut Curry Sauce
Saffron Chicken & Cilantro Stew
The Macadamia Nut Pesto Everything Sauce
Lemony Pesto 2 Minute Arugula Salad
Creamy Italian Gigante Bean Bake
Spicy Chicken Burger Lettuce Wraps
Portabello Mushroom Pesto Chicken Pizzas
Chicken Pot Pie & Polenta Bowls
Creamy Coconut & Sweet Potato Soup
The Everything Fall Salad
Sesame Sea Salt Caramel Corn
Matcha-Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding
Crunchy Dijon, Apple, Walnut + Poppyseed Kale Salad
Creamy Almond Sauce Everything Dressing
Shredded Red Cabbage Salad with Cilantro + Feta (and almond everything dressing)
Carrot, Orange & Turmeric Smoothie
Cauliflower Rice & Shrimp Paella
Double Chocolate & Coconut Chip Cookies
Butternut Squash, Mushroom + Sage Risotto
Coconut Curry Green Rice
Chicken Gumbo Soup Bowls
Chai Spiced Cranberry Pumpkin Granola
Kale Feta & Olive Oil Bread
Butter Pan Fried Sole with Herbs
Crustless Chicken Sausage & Veggie Pizzas
Yam & Kale Sweet Potato Bites
GF Apple Pie Bars
*all recipes are gluten-free, and most are easy to modify for dairy-free options too!
Q: What if I am a picky eater/am cooking for a picky eater/have food sensitivities?
A: If you’re picky- I think I can change your mind. That’s because we think everything in the plan tastes great and would be worth a try first, even if its out of your comfort zone.
If it’s about food sensitivities- all of the recipes are designed for easy swap-outs- whether you are vegetarian, dairy-free or gluten-intolerant (the entire plan is naturally gluten-free and dairy optional).
Q: What if I’m traveling, or have to go out for dinner or lunches on certain days?
A: That’s totally fine! The Meal Plan is meant to give you structure and recipes that use the same ingredients in different ways, so you can modify the plan or start and stop it around your travel schedule easily.
Q: Is anything off-limits? Coffee, wine, desserts, etc?
A: No, nothing is off limits at all. This is not a diet plan– just a way to help you maximize your healthy eating, mix up your routine and get you eating and feeling better without so much effort!
Q: I did last year’s Fall Meal Plan. Are the recipes the same? Or the same as the cookbook, if I have it already?
The recipes this round have a few new ones are added but most are the same as last year as the new cookbook comes out! If you just want to purchase the new recipes, send me an email. It’s possible!
Q: So, what did people think about the last Seasonal Meal Plan?
“Finally a smart, practical way of living and learning about eating and your health. It just makes sense where other fads or diets don’t, for the longterm. The way you feel, the amount of energy I had and my now glowing skin is all the proof I needed. Thank you!” — Janna P.
“I liked the grocery checklist. Correction – LOVED the grocery list. I haven’t wasted food since I started, we’re spending WAY less on our weekly grocery bill and my picky husband LOVES the food. Triple win”- Casey B.
“This is the perfect way to take the thought and stress out of figuring out how to eat correctly. And, I have never felt better in my life!” – John P.
“I feel SO much better. I always thought I was a really healthy eater and this has completely changed my perspective. I have lost weight [a nice side effect], I don’t wake up in the morning with stomach aches, and my skin is clearer– plus so many other things. I’m a real-food convert now!” – Amanda D.
“The meal plan was a pretty easy way to learn how to incorporate healthy habits into your every day life- not just sporadic days here and there. And the food was bomb.com- it definately got me out of my cooking rut and with some great new favorites. The blog is not even a TINY smidge of the awesome recipes that Sarah gives. I seriously can’t wait for next season to get more!” – Alex G.
“I am feeling more creative and inspired in the kitchen–the fact that it’s with healthy food is even more of a bonus!” – Christine V.
Ready to get started?
Just sign up here and you’ll be on your way to a healthier, happier, and much sweeter Fall.
And if the full plan isn’t for you, check out the Easiest Dinner Only Meal Plan here too. It’s the perfect place to start!
Questions about anything, or if this is right for you?
Leave me a comment below, send us a message on facebook or instagram @simplyrealhealth or shoot us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Never done a Simply Real Health Meal Plan before and not sure if you’ll like it? Take this one for a mini 3 day test run, here. It’s free.
photos by Carina Skrobecki and myself