We haven't hit deep winter yet, but I know I'll be ready with this seasonal meal plan list of warming winter recipes on hand! These are the cozy and delicious recipes you'll reach for all season long, with quick dinners and more leisurely weekend meals as well as snacks and treats. Every recipe here is family friendly to keep your whole bunch fed for all of the winter fun!
Why Use Seasonal Meal Plans?
Having a seasonal meal plan in place is a game changer for family meal planning. First, it's easier to create weekly plans and shopping lists from a curated set of recipe ideas. Second, it adds built-in variety throughout the year, avoiding the dreaded dinner rut. Finally, a seasonal meal plan means you take advantage of seasonal foods and products.
If you're not sure about meal planning or how to incorporate it into your week, check out this Family Meal Planning Strategies post! There are loads of ideas, tips, and sample meal plans to get you started.
Warming Winter Recipes to the Rescue!
There are classic recipes I want to make sure I cook each winter. Fondue, beef stroganoff, and braised short ribs are just a few of them. What do all of these warming winter recipes have in common? They have rich flavors, hearty ingredients, and a little nostalgia that will warm both your bellies and your hearts. These are the meals you want after a day of sledding or a snowman building session!
Check out the lineup of recipes for the 2023 winter seasonal meal plan below!
Luxurious Main Dishes
This group of recipes is perfect for weekend dinners, with slow braises and rich flavors. Soups, casseroles, and pasta dishes will warm you up from the inside out.
Bright Flavors to Perk Up the Menu
It's great to have a batch of recipes with brighter flavors and lighter textures to help balance out the richer meals. These recipes will serve as perfect palate cleansers in your meal planning!
Quick and easy dinners are still important in winter! Try any of the recipes below for low-stress weeknight meals all season long.
Snacks for Sharing
Have friends over to brighten the mood on the gloomiest of winter days. Prep any of the recipes below to share with a group at a happy hour, enjoy as a game time snack, or gobble up at any casual gathering.
Warm up winter mornings with freshly baked muffins or classic pancakes to fuel a day of cold weather fun!
Past Winter Seasonal Meal Plans
Share Your Favorites
I'd love to hear what cozy warming winter recipes your family loves! Comment below and share. If you make one of the meals linked above, I'd be thrilled to see it. Snap a photo and share it on Instagram or Facebook. Mention me @planeatpostrepeat or tag your photo with #planeatpostrepeat so I see it and can give you a virtual high-five for your mealtime win. Comments, recipe ratings, and social media shares are so important in helping me continue my work on the blog and I appreciate them!