Winter Eats Meal Plan

This week I’m excited to share with you this winter eats meal plan with Brussels  and mushroom lasagna, pear quesadillas, broccoli cheddar soup, arugula prosciutto pizza and curried cauliflower bites. Last month’s salad menus were great and all but aren’t you ready to get back to heartier, more comforting recipes? I am! This meal plan is hearty but it still includes colorful produce that you can always rely on being in Rainbow Delicious meal plans- this week’s seasonal produce includes Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, pears, arugula, broccoli, cauliflower, baby spinach and more. Click here for this week’s grocery list and have an amazing week eating the rainbow!


Winter Eats Meal Plan


Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza from The Kitchn

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 36 minutes Total Time: 41 minutes

Ingredients: pizza dough, olive oil, tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto, arugula.

This is one of my favorite pizzas to date… I really love prosciutto and arugula together.  I made a couple adaptations to the recipe by using ricotta instead of tomato and adding a little fresh mozzarella and parmesan as well. Delicious. Sometimes I make my own pizza dough, but when I don’t feel like it I buy the one from Trader Joe’s.


Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Soup from Creme De La Crumb

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 4 hours Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients: butter, flour, milk, chicken or vegetable broth, onion, broccoli, garlic, Italian seasoning, cream cheese, sharp cheddar, salt, pepper.

I love crockpot meals and this soup was a reminder that I really should make them more often.  I used cornstarch instead of flour in the soup which made it gluten free. I used vegetable broth, substituted one cup of milk with cream and forgot to add the cream cheese.  I also used my immersion blender to make it a smooth instead of chunky soup. I served it with a side of  bread from Tartine bakery and it was fantastic. For more broccoli recipes check out this broccoli recipe round-up.


Curried Lime Cauliflower Bites with Curry from The Endless Meal

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients: cauliflower, olive oil, lime, curry, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cayenne, sea salt, mayonnaise, sugar, parsley or cilantro.

These cauliflower bites are full of flavor and I liked them even without the mayo dipping sauce.  I made these with parsley but next time will try cilantro. For more cauliflower recipes check out this cauliflower round-up.


Spinach, Pear and Feta Quesadillas from The Chic Site

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients: flour tortillas, baby spinach, monterey jack cheese, feta, pears, black pepper.

These quesadillas are simple but flavorful. I was lazy and didn’t even cook the baby spinach and just threw it in the quesadillas fresh.  I love the combo of the sweet pears and the salty feta. For more quesadilla recipes check out these quesadilla recipes and vegetarian quesadilla recipes.


Cheesy Brussels Sprouts and Mushroom Lasagna from How Sweet It Is

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients: no-boil lasagna, olive oil, brussels sprouts, shallot, diced, salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar, cremini mushrooms, shitake, garlic cloves, unsalted butter, flour, milk, nutmeg, provolone, ricotta, pecorino romano cheese.

I think I’m slowly converting my mushroom-hating family to tolerate mushrooms! We all enjoyed this lasagna and it made amazing leftovers too. I used regular lasagna noodles instead of whole wheat noodles. For more Brussels sprouts recipes check out this Brussels sprouts round-up.


If you make any  recipes from this winter eats meal plan please share on instagram using hashtag #rainbowdelicious & and tag me at @rainbowdelicious , I’d love to see what you are up to in your kitchen!

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  1. LOVE your blog!! So happy I found you. My Husband and I were just talking about meal planning last night! You have some great stuff here on this cute little space of yours!!

  2. Samantha says

    That homemade pizza looks delicious! Might have to try it this week…

  3. Those meals look so delicious!

  4. Ooooh some of these meal plans looks delicious. Thank you for the inspo
    Rosie x

  5. I so need to get into the habit of meal planning again! These look amazing!

  6. Angela Ter-Zakarian says

    Thank you for taking the time to put these menu plans together, Emily! Even though I love to cook, making the menu plan is always challenging for me. This is exactly what I needed. To get meal planning under control and now I can just use yours.You are so great at what you do 🙂 Keep coming up.

    Best Regards

  7. I’m all wanting that Brussels Sprout Mushroom Lasagna right now b/c daaaaang! In fact, this whole meal plan looks crazy good and could keep me very busy. Thanks for sharing, Emily 🙂

  8. I agree, it’s time for some comfort food! What a great meal plan. I can’t stop thinking about those pear quesadillas!

  9. Whoa! Those quesadillas and that lasagna look so super tasty! Can’t wait to add them to my winter meal repertoire!

  10. Great meal choices! That soup is calling my name!

  11. Wow! Now THIS is a round up! Although I think I would eat all of these ALL winter long!!

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