Welcome to Week 3 of the Seasonal Eating Meal Plans for 2021! This week, we relied on pantry stores and checked out Butcher Box as a reliable source for clean protein in winter meals.
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52 Weeks of Seasonal Eating Meals Plans All in One Place
There’s a library of all the meal plans with dates at this link! Feel free to use them for meal ideas. Mix and match recipes to make your own meal plans using seasonal ingredients!
Browsing the meal plans and recipes is also a great way to create a well-stocked pantry. Use it with this Seasonal Kitchen Pantry Planner to make sure this season’s harvest is available for next season’s meals!
Links to the Meal Plans
Create seasonal meals in January with these links!
You can find the Week 1 Meal Plan here. Keep it simple!
And, Week 2 here. We focused on ingredients that calmed the nervous system.
Week 4 Seasonal Eating Meal Plan | Mid-Winter Produce on Display
Week 3 Seasonal Eating Meal Plan | January 19-25
This third week of cooking from the crisper, freezer, and pantry. Approaching the end of January has me curious about what’s left in the pantry. By making an inventory of what’s remaining, I can plan affordable seasonal meals during these winter weeks. I can also go back to my pantry planner and note what’s running low and items I have in excess.
In the Freezer
The freezer is still pretty well stocked. Between the monthly Butcher Box delivery and my own preserves, we won’t need to add proteins to our shopping list this week!
The freezer offers:
- Ground Sirloin
- Chicken thighs and wings
- Green beans
From the food preservation pantry
The pantry still offers plenty of fresh and local preserves for these mid-winter meals! I’ll be using:
- Dried herbs
- Sweet potatoes
- Winter squash
- Fermented radishes
- Dilly beans
- Cherry preserves
- Wineberry preserves
- We’re making our own bread these days
From the garden
January offers slim picking from the kitchen garden. I supplement with sprouts and shoots grown in my kitchen and under grow lights. Here’s what we’ve got to choose from:
- Mung bean sprouts
- Beet and chard microgreens
My shopping list
That just leaves a few staples required from the grocery store:
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The Week 3 Meal Plan for January 19-25
I’m sticking with the breakfast regimen from last week. Those anti-anxiety smoothies were just what the doctor ordered! If lavender isn’t your flavor, you can also use chamomile tea as the calming liquid in your morning smoothie. You can find the recipes for this and all the other menu items below!
Remember, start with the meal planner!
Another thing to add to your morning smoothie to help calm the body is Magnesium. I add a capsule every day and can always feel it in my body when I forget.
Here’s the meal plan:
Create your shopping list using the recipes listed below.
As for proteins, I signed up for Butcher Box because they were running an enticing special. The scallops, ground sirloin, and the chicken came from this month’s delivery. I can’t recommend this service enough! I can source sustainable meat products from family producers without overexposing myself during the pandemic. Butcher Box is a certified B-Corporation, a company designed to help create a more inclusive economy through their business practices.
Grocery List Organizer for Week 2 of Seasonal Eating
You’ll find the recipe round-up for week 3 below. Use it to build a shopping list after you pull home sourced ingredients from your pantry.
Be sure to shop in your pantry first!
Many of the ingredients for week 3 meals came from my pantry. A place of great joy and pride for me!
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.
Recipe Round-Up for Week 3 of Seasonal Eating | January 19-25
You’ll love these recipes of mine and other seasonal cooks chosen to make life in lockdown easy, tasty, nutritious, and seasonal!
Start by checking out this Chicken Confit recipe. There’s another in the list below. You choose!
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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, you can download it here and explore the seasonal living framework with an email course!
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