February Real Food Meal Plan

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February Real Food Meal Plan from The More With Less Mom

Ideas and resources for menu planning in February, many seasonal winter and real food recipes. Very simple ingredients, from scratch. As always, these are all frugal recipes intended for a tight budget. Real food/from scratch/traditional diet/nutrient dense/whole food/blah blah blah. My monthly meal plans use an alternative meal planning method, recipes organized into tiers based on how perishable the ingredients are, not sorted into particular days.
*Attention real food purists/whole foodies – the recipes I link/pin are all from scratch, but some of them you may have to make substitutions or modifications. For example, I link recipes that have sugar, but you can substitute whatever your favorite sweetener is.

*Don’t forget to read about how I meal plan at Frugal, Flexible Monthly Menu Planning!*

In this post: Seasonal Produce ~ Recipes ~ Download PDF ~ Other Plans ~ Pinterest Boards


Seasonal produce for February includes:

Vegetables

Arugula
Asparagus
Beets
Bok choy
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Carrots
Celery
Cilantro
Dill
Fennel
Kale
Lemons
Lettuce
Leeks
Onions
Parsnips
Shallots
Sweet Potatoes
Turnips
Rhubarb

Fruits

Clementines
Grapefruit
Oranges
Pears
Tangelos
Tangerines

Epicurious Seasonal produce maps by state
CUESA Seasonal vegetables by month


Recipes from the February Meal Plan (organized by how perishable ingredients are)

Tier 1/Most Perishable (ie broccoli, kale, spinach, shrooms)

Chicken Tortilla Soup from Mommypotamus
Mushroom-Lentil Meatless Shepherd’s Pie from Midweest Living
Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew with Quinoa from Naturally Ella
Thai Coconut Chicken Soup from Your Homebased Mom
Winter Layered Salad with Beets and Brussels Sprouts

Tier 2/Less Perishable (ie cabbage, cauliflower, pepper, scallion)

Cumin Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Curried Coconut Quinoa and Greens with Roasted Cauliflower
Pork Loin Roast with Sicilian Cauliflower
Spicy Soba Noodles with Chicken in Peanut Sauce from Sweet Peas Kitchen

Tier 3/Pantry or Make It Whenever (ie carrot, celery, leek, onion)

Baked Sweet Potato Potstickers from Naturally Ella
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
Chickpea Soup with Parsley and Parmesan from Martha Stewart
Olive Oil Crepes with Leeks and Eggs
Quick Vegetarian Black Bean Posole from Sweet Peas and Pumpkins
Roasted Sweet Potato, Caramelized Onion, and Gorgonzola Quiche from Naturally Ella

Download Free Printable PDF February Real Food Monthly Meal Plan from The More With Less Mom
Download PDF. This has the links in the order listed above. Keep in mind I don’t limit myself to particular days, so this is not in order by date. Save it to your desktop and you will always have a quick reference when you’re hunting dinner, you probably have the ingredients for Tier 3 recipes at this very moment!


Other February Real Food Meal Plans

Bi-Weekly Meal Plan for February 1–14 from The Better Mom
Frugal Real Food Meal Plan: February 2015 from Don’t Waste the Crumbs
Grain-Free Weekly Meal Plan 2/2 – 2/7 from Real Food Outlaw
Real Food Experience Meal Plan 6 – Kitchen Sink Week from Little Family Adventure
Real Food Meal Plan: February 7, 2015 from Real Food Whole Life
Real Food Meal Plan Week 51 from Real Food Real Deals
Real Food Meets Reality Menu Plan: February 1-7 from Thriving Home
Real Food Recipe Roundup 02-07-15 from Jo-Lynne Shane


February Meal Plan Pinterest Boards:

Meal Plan February (just look at all that tastiness!)

Recipes to Try Winter


In this post: Seasonal Produce ~ Recipes ~ Download PDF ~ Other Plans ~ Pinterest Boards

*Also see our
Free Weekly Meal Plan Printable Template from The More With Less Mom Free Weekly Meal Plan Printable Template from The More With Less Mom
We hope you enjoyed our February Real Food Monthly Menu Plan post for seasonal eating

Photo credits: photo from H is for Home on Flickr

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