I have to admit. When I cook a little homemade dinner, even after a crazy day, I feel like I’m totally just winning at life. Beyonce-in-a-apron-style, even if I’m still in my sweaty lululemons with a power bun and eyebrows that so badly need waxing.
To me, making a healthy dinner is like this soothing little ritual that says- you got this mamma. You’re, totally killing it at life today. Even if it’s just a quick 10 minutes. Actually… especially if it’s a quick 10 minutes, and there are vegetables involved.
It’s one of the things I feel so set on teaching other people– that eating and cooking healthy doesn’t have to be this complicated, loooooooong labor intensive thing. That lunch and dinner can actually be easy, and taste great and be good for you, and just be a generally unfussy process, if you know a few things first.
And maybe it’s because my brain naturally works that way (aka, programmed to find the fastest shortcut), coupled with the fact that I’m never really willing to sacrifice good food for fast food, because I know and feel fiercely that you can have both.
So why would you settle for anything less?
So, these seasonal meal plans are just that. A tangible, but very real peek inside my lazy but very adamant real food way of life, no matter what. And step-by-step plan of the meals I cook, and the strategies behind it, to help you do the same.
It’s real food, for real (busy) life.
Because, ok, like seriously? Can we all just say goodbye to the stressful overwhelm and the complicated healthy food and cooking stuff? I’m over it. I mean, who really has the time for that? #notme #notyou
The first step?
Learning to give yourself some grace. That learning how to cook healthy in less time and without expensive meal kits, is an actual life skill, not something most of us grow up learning how to do.
But that you can learn how to do, even within the span of a few weeks, for less than the cost of weekly groceries for two people.
The result? A more peaceful and calm daily life and routines, all while feeling physically on-top-of-your-game. Aka, way more energized and totally organized.
So you can get back to the things and people that actually matter the most to you in this life!
Well, it’s here.
The most simple and efficient way to do all of those things, and teach yourself how to keep it going.
The Spring Meal Plan has arrived and ready to ground us, save us, and inspire us to take care of ourselves and the ones we love, all in just under 3 hours a week of cooking, with beautiful and creative ideas to teach you how to upgrade your food & your life, simply.
So…. what exactly is the Spring Meal Plan?
The Spring Meal Plan is a 4 week set of printable weekly (naturally gluten-free) meal plans, with super-easy and healthy recipes
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!
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. That Friday, 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.
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.
What is included?
1. Weekly printable shopping list
2. Weekly recipes and directions, sent directly to your inbox, once a week for 4 weeks
3. Gorgeous bonus real food and Simply Real Health Guides on ($55 value on their own!)
- 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 35 brand new, simple, naturally gluten-free & real food recipes, including new green smoothie recipes, make-ahead lunch ideas, one-pot dinners, 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! //
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 Spring Meal Plan. Are the recipes the same? Or the same as the cookbook, if I have it already?
No, the recipes in this plan have been updated since last year, and more than 95 % of the plan is new! None of the recipes in the meal plan are in the cookbook, so they are new and different if you already own the book.
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 Purchase + Get Started?
Just sign up here and you’ll be on your way to a healthier, happier, and gorgeously cozy little Winter. If you’re not happy with what you learn and cook, your money back.
Please leave me a comment below, or shoot us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*The 2017 Spring Meal Plan Full Recipe List Sneak Peek:
Chopped Kale & Romaine Caesar with Grilled Shrimp
Spring Greens & Lentil Sausage Soup
Herby Roasted Corn Salad
Carrot Chicken Burgers (or Meatballs)
Spicy Chicken/Lamb Larb Lettuce Wraps
Cauliflower Rice Puttenesca
Feta, Dill, Snap Pea + Chive Quinoa Salad
Lemon Feta Spring Salad
Brown Butter Fried Sole & Smashed Potatoes
Green Shashuka & Avocado Toast
Sarah’s Cobb Salad
Waldorf Chicken + Apple Salad
Strawberry Rhubarb Morning Crumble
Zucchini Noodle & Chicken Sausage Bowls
Roasted Veggie & Sweet Potato Bowl with Vodka “Cream” Sauce
Macadamia Nut Crusted Fish & Green Beans
Cucumber Noodle & Crab Salad
Socca Pizzas & Crispy Roasted Eggplant
Cold Sesame Soba Noodle Bowls
Vanilla Matcha Latte
Stuffed Smoked Poblano Peppers
Miso Honey Roasted Salmon & Asparagus
Marinated Artichoke & Shrimp Salad
Grilled Chile Lime Yogurt Skewers
Homemade Veggie Burgers & Spicy Burger Sauce
Spring Strawberry & Avocado Bowls
Smoked Salmon & Broccoli Pasta Alfredo
Skillet Potato Pancake
3 Ingredient Flourless Breakfast Cookies
Organic Homemade Corn Muffins
Cherry-Chocolate Chip Olive Oil Cookies
// Sign up today & get week 1’s recipes + shopping list delivered tomorrow! //
*all recipes are gluten-free, and most are easy to modify for dairy-free options too!
Want to take this plan for a 3 day test run? Download the SAMPLE MEAL PLAN here.
To see more about my quick & easy shopping methods, check out this video from my trip to the store last week! #lazyhealthyisathing #realfoodmadesimple
I am going to purchase especially after watching the video and seeing the sample recipes. I am single. Is everything scalable or should I plan for freezer space? And do I need a vitamix or anything? Thanks.
Sarah Adler of Simply Real Health says
Hi RuthAnn! Yes, the plan is written for 1 person, so it’s easy to keep it that way, or for people to double or triple as they need to. A good blender is helpful for green smoothies and a dressing or two, but is optional. I’d highly suggest a vegetable spiralizer though (approx $10 on amazon for the simple handheld ones). I hope that helps you!
I purchased the meal plan last Friday and haven’t received anything yet. I was under the impression I would receive email with printable the following day.
Sarah Adler of Simply Real Health says
Hi Erin! Yes, you should have gotten it immediately after registration. Feel free to email me directly at email@example.com and we can get it straightened out. I’m glad you asked!
Will we receive all the recipes right away or do we have to wait week by week to get all of them?
Sarah Adler of Simply Real Health says
Hi Ellie! Week by week 🙂
ELLIE HUFF says
Sarah did you have a recipe on Seattle Refined June 29 or 30 for a dessert called Cherry Gau let. Not sure I spelled that correctly. Gaard Swanson said it tasted great and it looked delicious. Sure would like to have that recipe. Is that possible?
Sarah Adler of Simply Real Health says
I was on Seattle Refined, but it was just a interview– that’s not my recipe 🙂 Here is the link: http://seattlerefined.com/eat-drink/simply-real-healthlove-food-and-live-life-with-local-sarah-adler
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