This post explores week 2 of my 52 Weeks of Seasonal Eating project. Read on to get the meal plan, shopping list, and recipes!
Each week’s meal plan will be released on Sunday with our newsletter. It will include a shopping list and recommended recipes.
Along with the downloadable meal plans, I’ll explain any prep required to eat seasonally with ease each week of the year.
You can also find the weekly meal plans in the Files section of our Facebook community. Click here to join!
Week 2 Meal Plan | Foods that Calm
Current events are enough to make the most cast iron of stomach churn and turn!
So, this week I’m focusing on slow-cooked, home cooked meals tht support the nervous system and calm the body-mind. These meals are perfect for any mid-January meal plan, but especially welcome for times like these.
If like Bob and I, you are in heavy-duty lockdown, then turn that isolation frown upside down with some quality time spent slow cooking and slow eating. Enjoy!
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Grocery List Organizer for Week 2 of Seasonal Eating
My Shopping List for the Week 2 Seasonal Eating Meal Plan
These meals will heal and calm the nervous system. They are also selected for stress-free cooking, with each meal building off the next whenever possible. Friday’s cauliflower crust pizza is meant to give you creative ‘me’ time in the kitchen. If Friday is too busy, move this meal to Saturday!
Download the shopping list template to keep your seasonal kitchen organized!
Notice most Sundays have roasted root vegetables on the meal plan for lunch. That’s because Sunday is my meal prep day, and I always roast a batch of veggies that can be added to meals throughout the week.
Roasting root vegetables is the easiest, tastiest, healthiest side you can prepare in advance and enjoy all week long. Simply cut your root vegetables (carrots, onions, potatoes, beets, parsnips, etc.) into equal-sized portions. Coat with your favorite cooking oil. I prefer avocado oil because it has no real taste of its own and can take heat. Add your favorite spice blend. This week, we used fresh rosemary because there’s still a ton of it in the herb garden! Roast until done in a 425-degree oven. Enjoy!
Shop in the Pantry First!
Many of these items came from my pantry. It’s really where I begin when creating my weekly meal plans!
Here’s what came from my pantry this week:
- Frozen whole chickens
- Fresh carrots
- Dried lavender flowers
- Salmon from my Butcher Box delivery. (Click the link for the coupon.)
- Herbs, fresh and dried
- Eggs from our chickens
January is a PERFECT time to organize and plan your pantry. The whole process can actually help you plan your kitchen garden.
Guess what? That’s our big project in the seasonal kitchen this week.
Here’s my shopping list for the remaining items, many came from my dry storage:
- Almond butter
- Almond milk
- Nuts and seeds
- Local spinach and lettuce mix
- Fairtrade chocolate
- Organic half and half
- Brown rice
- Artichoke hearts
- Organic cauliflower or frozen riced cauliflower
Recipe Round-Up for Week 2 of Seasonal Eating
Let’s start at the end. If you haven’t made cauliflower pizza crust, you must!
It takes a while, so it’s a perfect winter Saturday afternoon cooking project. I have a recipe from an old colleague that I don’t have permission to share, so I linked a similar recipe below.
Really, do this! It’s a fun kitchen project and tasty, too.
Here’s The Pioneer Woman to show you how! The recipe was recommended by one of the members of our Facebook Group. You should join!
Let’s close with this adorable lesson on making a simple artichoke dip!
The Weekly Meal Plan Links
Each week, I’ll add links to all the meal plans. By the end of the year, we’ll have a four-season meal planning library!
You’ll find Week 1 – January 3-9 t this link | Easy Meals that Heal the Digestive System
Quick and easy Week 3 – January 19-26 | The Charcuterie Board
Week 4 Seasonal Eating Meal Plan | Mid-Winter Produce on Display
The 2020 Seasonal Living Planner
This 50+ page planner will help you create your seasonal life in 2020!
It begins with journal prompts to help with goal setting. It then offers planning forms, trackers, and calendars to get you aligned with nature’s time and rhythms for a deep and profound sense of wellness.
There’s a party happening and we’re waiting for you to arrive!
We also gather over email once a week to focus on one specific garden, kitchen, or wellness topic in-depth, with lots of step-by-step how-to’s. The best way to jump into the email conversation is with the Seasonal Living Workbook, and you can download it here and explore the seasonal living framework with an email course!
So much love and free information in one place, but it’s not the same without YOU!
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