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Warm Body & Soul with Our Hearty February Meal Plan

Keri Tidwell

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When the weather is cold and dreary, there’s nothing like a warm bowl of soup to take the chill off. Even better, how about a crockpot recipe that’s ready to eat as soon as you walk in the door? Meals in the slow cooker are almost magical: dump all the ingredients in, turn it on, walk away, and when you come back a few hours later, voila! There’s supper!

Oven roasting is another great way to cook during the cooler months of the year. You can roast virtually any meat or vegetable, bringing out the best flavors and retaining many of the essential vitamins and minerals. Root veggies are exceptionally good when roasted. Plus, the heat from the oven warms the entire house.

While you won’t find the variety of fruits and vegetables in season in February like you do in the summer months, there’s no reason to rely entirely on frozen corn or canned green beans.

February boasts cool-weather produce like cruciferous vegetables, root vegetables, and winter greens and squashes as well as citrus fruits. Try to add some of the below listed seasonal produce into your diet.

What's In Season in February

  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Citrus Fruits (grapefruit, lemon, nectarine, orange, tangerines)
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Turnips
  • Winter Squash (acorn, butternut, delicata, spaghetti)

If you’re in need of some meal ideas, I have put together a meal plan (link below) with over 50 recipes featuring February’s seasonal produce. You will find many recipes utilizing the crockpot and oven roasting, both of which will warm your body and soul as you endeavor to eat healthy in 2017.

February Meal Plan

For these and over 1,600 recipes, follow my “Colon-Healthy Recipes” board on Pinterest. 

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