2019 Spring Meal Plan

First of all, let’s start with defining what Seasonal Meal Planning is, and how is it different from any other meal planning method you've tried. A Seasonal Meal Plan is a list of 16-20 tried and true dinner recipes that you choose at the beginning of the season to rotate through for the 3 months of that season. This eliminates wasted time each week scrolling Pinterest for the next inspirational meal idea to make your family, and streamlines the whole meal planning process down to about 15 minutes a week. 

If you often find yourself bored of the food you cook, or are frustrated week in and week out with how long it takes and how overwhelming it is to plan your meals, then the Seasonal Meal Planner is for you. The SMP is special because it not only allows you a space to keep everything food related organized; but it actually prompts you weekly, monthly and seasonally on each step you need to take to keep meal times simple so you never have to be overwhelmed again. You'll also find that the thread of hospitality runs through it, encouraging you to make inviting others into your home an ongoing rhythm and priority of life. 

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This year my goals were: seasonal produce (of course), lots of greens, diverse protein selections, meals that were quick and cheap (using ingredients I already have stocked in the pantry), and easy for serving to others. I decided to focus on these seasonal veggies: artichokes, asparagus, avocado, potatoes, spinach and swiss chard. Below you will see our main dish with the side option I’ve chosen to go with it. I can flex on what I have on hand or can find at the store when it comes to sides.


want to see how I prep and put these meals together all season? Make sure you’re following on insta for behind the scenes!

1. Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil

  • No corn

2. One Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken, Asparagus

  • sub coconut milk for cow’s milk

3. Detox Buddha Bowl

  • Sub chicken for chickpeas

4. Herb Crusted Salmon, Sautéed Swiss Chard, Roasted Potatoes

5. Classic Spaghetti Sauce, Roasted Broccoli

6. Pork Enchilada Baked Potatoes, Salad

  • I’ll be using pork shoulder instead of chicken for some added variety since I have so many other chicken recipes in my meal plan.

  • I’ll be prepping a bunch of this Paleo enchilada sauce and freezing to quickly pull out for this meal

7. Korean Beef Bowl

8. Hamburger Steaks, Mashed Potatoes, Swiss Chard (H)*

9. Easy Chicken and Veggie Curry, Cauliflower Rice (H)

10. Peruvian Roast Chicken, Roasted Vegetables

11. Creamy Salsa Verde Skillet, Cauliflower Rice or Zucchini Noodles

12. Whole30 Baked Chicken Parm, Sautéed Greens

13. Slow Cooker Basil Chicken Bowls (H)

14. Paleo Fish Taco Bowls

  • I will be soaking and blending cashews with water to make the “cream” used for the sauce in this recipe and keeping a bunch in the freezer

15. Whole30 Spring Roll Bowls

16. Fish Florentine, Gluten Free Pasta for kids and Jordan

17. Paleo Chicken Tenders, Homemade Fries

18. Artichoke & Sausage Frittata, Salad

  • this is just a recipe I have in my head, so follow along on insta to see me make it! If you want it on the blog, let me know!

19. Slow Cooker Korean Short Ribs, Roasted Plantain

20. Pork Chops, Mushrooms & Asparagus

  • this is just a recipe I have in my head, so follow along on insta to see me make it! If you want it on the blog, let me know!

* H = meals great for Hospitality

Lunch Rotation:

  • Green Goddess Soup

  • Cold Plates: Chicken Salad, avocado, cucumber, nuts

  • Pesto Chicken Salads

  • Turkey Meatballs and Pasta for Jordan

A note about kids meals: I get asked a lot if our kids eat the healthy meals we make. The answer is yes and no. Our philosophy is that we don’t plan dinners around the kids desires. If they request something specific, I’ll make sure to add it to the following weeks meal plan in some way, but over the years I have just noticed that their preferences change way too much for me to map out meals around them. For instance, they may LOVE meatballs and brussels sprouts one week, so I happily serve it up the following week only to hear whines and complaints. This makes it very hard and more disappointing for me. We also don’t want to make our kids separate meals either, so except for occasionally, we don’t serve them something completely different. I have some customers who do this, and I think that’s totally fine. We just want to teach our kids that they need to eat what mommy prepares for them. It’s both respectful to me and teaches them that meal times don’t revolve around them. We are also hoping that the constant exposure to new and healthy options will yield good fruit in the long run as their taste buds change and they naturally get less picky (children are developmentally more opposed to certain foods from ages 2-6). Serving our meals family style also helps them by creating curiosity!


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