With holiday menus and party planning taking up space in your mind, along with a myriad of activities for friends and family, let me take the guesswork out of what to eat this week. My winter meal ideas are free, easy and delicious.

These easy winter recipes are sure to brighten up your season (and your plate!) with recipes and a grocery list for the week.

A photo of a bowl of chili with the words 7-Day Healthy Winter Meal Plan in a white box overtop the photo
Table of Contents
  1. Download Free 7-Day Winter Meal Plan
  2. Winter Energy Breakfasts
  3. Easy Winter Snack Recipes
  4. Nourishing Winter Dinners
  5. Winter Fresh Produce
  6. How Meal Planning Works
  7. Winter Meal Ideas FAQS
  8. More Plant Powered Meal Plans

Download Free 7-Day Winter Meal Plan

I’ve got you covered this week with 7 smoothies, 7 snacks and 7 dinners that are incredibly delicious. They are meals my family enjoys so I hope yours can, too. If you want to access the entire winter meal plan with a shopping list click the download plan button below.

Winter Energy Breakfasts

3 photos of winter smoothie recipes including wassail, ginger pineapple smoothie and flaxseed smoothie

If that cold green smoothie doesn’t sound appetizing once the thermometer dips below 40, I totally get it. You can still blend your favorite smoothie recipes all winter long, just don’t use frozen fruit! Or if you want to be really adventurous, try a warm smoothie.

  1. Green Apple Smoothie
  2. Pineapple Ginger Smoothie
  3. Warm Wassail Smoothie
  4. Easy Flaxseed Smoothie
  5. Mango Kale Smoothie
  6. Fruity Kale Smoothie
  7. Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

Easy Winter Snack Recipes

3 photos of easy winter snacks including savory trail mix, fresh apple crisp and baked cauliflower

I’m a snacker, so I know I need snacks that aren’t empty calories. These are both delicious and filling, so they’ll tide you over until dinner. If you don’t typically have a daily snack then save these for before or after a workout or pair them with lunch or dinner.

  1. Fresh Apple Crisp, featured in the Winter Cleanse
  2. Cauliflower Popcorn, featured in the Autumn Cleanse
  3. Savory Trail Mix, featured in the Winter Cleanse

Nourishing Winter Dinners

I love chowing down on warm winter flavors, so I’ve compiled a list of the most-loved recipes for you. They are meant to be filling while using fresh ingredients that won’t break the bank. Feel free to add meat to any of these winter meal ideas. I kind of think you won’t even miss it:

  1. Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
  2. Rice Bowl with Broccoli
  3. Lentil Sloppy Joe’s, featured on Rawk the Year
  4. Plant-Powered Cacao Chili, featured in Simple Green Meals
  5. Mushroom Fajitas, featured in Simple Green Meals
  6. Sweet Potato Nachos
  7. Hearty Chard Skillet, featured in the Spring Cleanse

Winter Fresh Produce

You might be surprised just how much fresh produce is available during winter. We may have said goodbye to watermelon and strawberries, but there are so many beautiful fruits and veggies to enjoy all winter long. Check out this list for what’s fresh this season:

applesavocadosbeetsbok choy
broccolibroccoliniBrussels sproutscabbage
carrotscauliflowerceleryclementines
collardsfennelgarlicgrapefruit
kalekiwikumquatsleeks
lemonslimesmustard greensonion
orangespearspersimmonsshallots
sweet potatoestangerinesturnip greenswinter squash

How Meal Planning Works

I got so sick of pouring over stacks of cookbooks, scanning Pinterest and more just to come up with a grocery list and weekly meals for my family. It was time-consuming and oh-so-exhausting. We’d end up eating out or changing it up throughout the week anyway. So why put in the effort?

I created a customizable meal planner for anyone else who wants to eat healthy food but doesn’t have the time or energy to plan it all out week after week. Rawk the Year is the answer to all your meal-planning needs. You can grab the pre-made plans each week or create your own, whichever way fits your style!

There are hundreds of recipes from breakfasts to dinners, smoothies, desserts, beverages and more. And they are all full of whole food, so you can feel good about feeding all who come to your table.

Winter Meal Ideas FAQS

What should I make for dinner in the winter?

Focus on winter-fresh produce since that will be the most flavorful and nutritious during this time of year. Winter is a time for heartier meals that will warm your body and help you enjoy these colder months.

What should I eat on a cold winter night?

While summertime is filled with salads, fun beverages and lighter, brighter foods, winter is a great time for savory soups, a variety of root vegetables and warming bowls of hearty food. Fuel your soul this winter!

How do I drink cold smoothies during winter?

You don’t have to! You can focus on warm smoothies, filling oatmeals or even just blend your go-to smoothie without any frozen ingredients. It might sound weird at first, but you can totally enjoy smoothies all winter long without dreading that cold beverage.

More Plant Powered Meal Plans

If you loved these easy winter meal ideas in a nice and neat plan then I’ve got more to share! Click on another free meal plan below and enjoy some more stress-free weeks:

Don’t forget to comment on your favorite recipes from this plan. I’d love to hear how the week went!

About the Author

Jen Hansard

I went from exhausted mama to running across the Grand Canyon, riding & hiking to the top of the tallest waterfall in North America with my kids. How? I fell in love with the smoothies and plant-based meals you can find on my blog.

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  1. I’m so curious about the cacao chili! Thanks for another great plan, can’t wait to try some of the warm recipes.

    1. Hey Erin-
      The cacao chili is delish. The addition of the cacao powder really sets it apart. Let me know how you like it!

  2. This meal plan looks amazing! One question-in the pineapple ginger smoothie, 1/4 cup ginger seems like a lot. Is that the correct amount?

    1. This can sound like a lot of ginger, Kate. Keep in mind, the smoothie recipe makes 2 servings. This comes out to 2 tbsp of ginger per smoothie and it has a really nice flavor. You can always use less if you’d like… or add more pineapple, too. Make it work for you!