Cold Weather Meal Plan: 16 Recipes to Eat Well This Winter

Stay warm and cozy with exciting takes on breakfast, lunch and dinner that include better-for-you produce and cold-weather favorites. (Snacks and desserts, too!)

On chilly days, we seek extra warmth. Naturally, we turn toward the kitchen. If you’re looking for a little inspiration in the form of hearty breakfasts, new twists on your favorite comfort foods or ways to get more vegetables in your day, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a comforting, nutrient-packed meal plan with cold-weather recipes for easy winter meals.


Start your day strong with a great breakfast to get you set for the day. Try these options for make-ahead breakfasts that are exciting enough to get you out of bed (but will also let you press “snooze” just one more time).


Let a good lunch help center you so you can recharge for the rest of the day. With vegan fajitas, soups and salads prepped beforehand, it’s easy to pull together a few quick meals that are full of flavor and require minimal effort.


Round out the day with a nourishing, feel-good dinner. Settling in for the evening with a pot or pan of something hot and delicious on the stove is a cozy winter dinner idea epitomized.

Greens for the Side

Sometimes your dinner is just begging for a big bowl of leafy greens to star in a supporting role. These greens are easy to make ahead so you know you’re always one scoop away from rounding out any plate.

Snacks and Desserts

The impromptu snacks between meals are almost as important as the planned meals. Prep ahead to avoid any hangry last-minute snack runs and with the side perk of feeling good about DIYing your snacks and desserts.

The information provided on this website is not intended as medical or healthcare information or advice. Please consult your healthcare professional(s) regarding all matters related to your diet and health, including any possible impact when starting any diet or continuing with a restricted diet on a long-term.

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