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 mamma.
It’s like wrapping yourself (and anyone lucky enough to be around you) up in this magical cozy goodness that promises to sustain and hold us all, in ways deeper than we know. And, at just the right time.
When we need it the most.
In other words, this winter season ahead. As a 98% of the time, sun-loving girl, it’s taken me a while (um, most of my life) to see the little magic that winter can bring. It’s cold, it’s dark at 3pm, and you know what I’ve decided?
You just have to create your own light. And there is something so amazing about that, if you choose to see it that way.
Winter is beautiful, and needed. It’s a perfect time to turn inwards, when we all are craving a little more simplicity and ease.
It’s like we finally get permission to slow down a bit, and cozy up. And re-nourish, re-center, and re-generate ourselves, in simple and warming ways.
The nights start earlier and last just a little bit longer- giving us some extra holding space for that big love and magic, with the people we love the most.
Winter is here. Let’s create a little magic and light, shall we? Right in our own homes, at our tables, and in our daily life.
The Winter Meal Plan, is here, ready to ground us, save us, and inspire us to take care of ourselves and the ones we love, all in just 3 hours a week. So you can focus on what matters most.
So…. what exactly is the Winter Meal Plan?
The Winter 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.
d) 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. 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 (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.
Winter Greens Gratin
Cinnamon Roasted Squash
Carrot, Turmeric + Ginger Smoothie
Roasted Poblano and Chicken Tortilla Soup
Turkey Sausage + Veggie Polenta Bowls
Greek Kale Caesar Salad
Pan Roasted Chicken Marbella
Roasted Carrot Soup with Feta + Dill
Honey Mustard Baked Salmon
Maca Hot Chocolate
Almond Meal Cookies with Coconut and Cacao Nibs
Walnut Cocoa Green Smoothie Bowl
Golden Turmeric Rice
BBQ Chicken Salad
French Onion Soup
So why would this soups be helpful for the winter time ? Seasonal changes also cause allergies to flare up as we’re exposed to different kinds of pollens and dander, and in the air there are many viruses, types of flu and many outbreaks that you can find in the Elisa Kit Companies, to start taking more care of yourself. When your nose is running and your throat is all itchy, your mucus membranes are irritated and vulnerable—which makes it easier for an opportunistic virus to make itself at home. Persistent allergies can also lead to secondary bacterial infections in your throat or sinuses.
Crockpot Turkey Bolognese Spaghetti
Spicy Lentil Sausage Soup
Honey-Butter + Oatmeal Cookies (GF)
Rosemary Crusted Lamb Chops (or Steak or Chicken) with Garlicky Potato Wedges
Carrot Noodle Phad Thai
Crab + Shrimp Lemongrass Chopped Salad
Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Herbed Goat Cheese Polenta
Kale, White Bean + Sweet Potato Salad
Grapefruit Balsamic Dressing
Roasted Beet, Avocado + Citrus Salad
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Zucchini Noodle Cozy Bowls
Gourmet Grilled Cheese
Matcha Collagen Latte
Super Healing Turmeric Latte
Roasted Broccoli Bowl with Shrimp and Peanut Sauce
Sweet Potato Morning Muffins
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Two Ingredient Chicken Curry
Coconut Lime Parsley Grilled Veggie Bowls
Veggie Portabello Mushroom Pizzas
Vegetable Minestrone Soup
Chicken/Vegetable Fried Rice
Ginger Lemon + Cinnamon Tea
// Sign up today & get week 1’s recipes + shopping list delivered to your inbox right now! //
*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 Winter Meal Plan. Are the recipes the same?
This meal plan is the same as last year. We’ve got something new and amazing coming to help you even more that we’re working on, to be announced later this year. In the meantime, checkout the new Easy Dinner Only Meal Plan here!
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 everyday life- not just sporadic days here and there. And the food was bomb.com- it definitely 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.
Questions about anything, or if this is right for you?
Leave me a comment below, send me a message on Facebook or Instagram @simplyrealhealth or shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.