Fall + Winter Meal Inspiration

I know, I know. It's like 100 degrees outside. How could anyone be thinking about the fall?! But come on, I know if you were being honest you'd admit that you secretly can't wait for a cool breeze and a pumpkin spiced anything in your hand.

I'm posting this now so that you can get ahead of the curve with your meal planning for the fall and winter. I know I'll be sitting down in September and marking out all my meals for the season based on delicious seasonal foods. You can get meal inspiration for these last few weeks of summer here.

Get your meal plan organized by knowing what's in season // Natasha Red Blog

Before I tell you what's coming up in season, let's talk about WHY it's important tot eat seasonally.

  1. More nutrition: produce eaten during their peak season contain more vitamins and minerals for your body to absorb.
  2. Budget: fruits and veggies are usually much cheaper when they are in season because you aren't paying any extra for the costs of importing.

We all want to live healthier and stay within budget, right? In my opinion, seasonal eating is the best way to do this. We plan to cook almost all our meals this season from "Nourished" - my eBook due out this fall! You'll just have to wait for it to come out to get some dinner inspiration ;)

FALL + WINTER SEASONAL ROUND UP

  • acorn squash
  • broccoli
  • butter lettuce
  • kale
  • brussels sprouts
  • pumpkin
  • butternut squash
  • cauliflower
  • cranberries
  • garlic
  • ginger
  • hearts of palm
  • key limes
  • pear
  • mushroom
  • turnip
  • swiss chard
  • sweet potato
  • leeks
  • parsnips

Don't let the chaos of your fall routine keep you from getting your meal planning organized. It's the best way to save money and stretch food for your family while simplifying your life. Having a plan = no 5 o'clock dinner stress ;)

I love the SMP Journal in our shop because it simplifies your meal planning by giving you one place to keep all your favorite recipes for each season. I write down just enough to keep a steady rotation going throughout the season, then once I'm starting to get bored with what we're eating - the season changes! It's perfect!