Winter Meal List

If you’re like me, coming up with meal ideas in the winter is difficult. Summertime is great because the grill is our go-to, so eating meats and veggies feels simple and is always delicious. But, when there is snow on the ground and the temps are lower than 10, all I want to eat is warm soup and bread. So, I took to my trusty friends on instagram and asked them for simple go-to meal ideas. Here’s a list split up into categories for you! I also recommend listening to this episode of The Lazy Genius for meal-planning wizardry.

I came up with three categories based on the meal ideas below. When planning dinner, I can be sure I’m mixing up what we eat by writing in a category each day for the month and then choosing what sounds good week-by-week before going to the store.

Bowl & Bread

Sandwich and a Side

Quick Clean Up


Buddha bowl (quinoa, roasted veggies, avocado, chickpeas, meat)

Chicken soup – freeze extra and add noodles as you serve

Buffalo chicken chili

Indian (chicken, peppers, onions, cashews)

Turkey chili

Buffalo chicken mac & cheese

Spaghetti squash (tomato sauce, sausage)


Turkey burgers (avocado, cheese, onion, lettuce)

Fancy grilled cheese (kale, tomatoes, chicken, spinach, peppers, chips)

Toasted buffalo sandwich

Turtle shell burrito

Falafel pitas


Crescent rolls

Grands biscuits


Garlic bread

Italian loaf



Roasted sweet potatoes

Roasted carrots

Roasted broccoli





Deluxe oven nachos (meat, cheese, jalapeños)

Charcuterie (meats, cheeses, fruits)

Oven pizza

Salad bag with rotisserie chicken

Crockpot chicken tacos (avocado, lettuce, cheese)

Sheet pan chicken (peppers, onions)

Loaded sweet potato (chickpeas, spinach, garlic, tahini)

Chili potato (Skyline and cheddar cheese)

Cast Iron Kabobs (steak, onion, bell pepper)

Chicken and Kodiak waffles

And… ain’t no shame in the carry-out game!

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