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Summer Meal Plan 2023 | NEWLY UPDATED & NOW AVAILABLE!

Summer Meal Plan 2023 | NEWLY UPDATED & NOW AVAILABLE!

Summer Meal Plan 2023 | NEWLY UPDATED & NOW AVAILABLE!

The Summer Meal Plan:

Oh, hi. Have we met? My name is Sarah and before you shimmy your cute self down the page, there are TWO THINGS you should know:

1. I am never willing to sacrifice good food for fast food, because I’m a  fierce believer that you can have both

2. I am self-admittedly a total loophole girl in the kitchen. As in, if there is a way to make things easier and save time, while still tasting great and being healthy for you, I am in. And I toe that tiny delicate little line, daily. Always pushing the limits.
My goal is always single-focused, no matter if it’s a quick weeknight meal for the four of us, or we’ve got fam & friends coming over by the pack: to make great food that’s good for you, but that it also has to also be simple and easy. You know, n

So that we actually DO IT. Actually assemble/cook/whatever you want to call it, somewhat often, as a normal part of a healthy life.

But, you know, #reallife.

Because personally– I can think of so many other beautiful and fun things to do with my time on this earth than being stuck in the kitchen all day.

But in order to get there, here’s the truth: you have to learn how to make that a reality for yourself. It’s a life skill, and one most of us have never learned growing up. Like specifically: how and what do you shop for, and what do you cook and how do you make it all…. well, more effortless and maybe even fun?

This is why writing these seasonal meal plans is one of my favorite things to do. It’s like a blueprint of my brain– walking you through exactly what to do so you can train your brain to do the same.

To get in the flow, and to keep it simple. 

​​​​​Especially for SUMMER.

Because it’s the season of freedom and ease. I mean. Like maybe drinking frose on your back patio with a big fat smile on your face, or bathing in food compliments at the next BBQ.

To each their own.

So…. what exactly is the Summer Meal Plan?

The Summer Meal Plan is a guided 4 week meal plan to help you simplify your food and cook healthy meals, in less time, and with less stress.

The Summer Meal Plan includes 4 weeks of printable weekly (naturally gluten-free) meal plans, with super-easy and healthy recipes and a once-a-week printable shopping list, coordinated perfectly, so you can cook under 3 hours a week, and eat gorgeous, healthy real food at every meal.

It’s your ticket to easily upgrading your weekday eating game, so you can:

a) stop wasting time searching for actually healthy recipes, cooking hour-long dinners at night, or having marathon multi-hour meal-prep sessions on Sundays.

b) stop wasting money eating out all the time (breakfast, lunch and dinner are done for you, and exciting). These will make your co-workers jealous.

c)  feel better in your daily life, and have more energy to dominate your life.

c) get out of your boring recipe routine and learn some new, easy gems you can host with, and eat well all season long.

e) get in and out of the store & cook for the week in approximately 3 hours or less PER WEEK! (And if that’s too much to ask, check out the brand new Easy Dinner Meal Plan which requires less than 1 hour a week, just for dinners to be done :))

f) eat amazing tasting, tested and simple-to-prepare HEALTHY, real food, all #simplyrealhealth style.

How Does It Work?

It’s almost too easy, really.

1. Sign up here.

2. Get a printable shopping list and the plan/recipes, with specific instructions of what to make when (and how long it will take you, so you can plan your week accordingly and adjust things to your own schedule as you need to), all delivered straight to your inbox immediately after signing up. It’s flexible, based on your schedule.

3. Repeat for 4 weeks total. Boom. New recipes learned, loved and ready to repeat as you’d like.

What’s Included?

1. Weekly printable shopping list

2. Weekly recipes and directions, sent directly to your inbox (that’s $25/week to not have to worry/plan or think about what to eat and shop for). 

3. Gorgeous bonus real food and Simply Real Health Guides that cover: ($55 value on their own!)

  • Healthy Pantry & Freezer Guide/Checklist
  • Real Food 101 Guide
  • Eating Out & Traveling Guide
  • Healthy Breakfast & Brunch Recipes 
  • Swap This For That Guide
  • A Healthy Cocktail Ritual & Recipe Guide
  • Real-Food Dessert Recipes & Guide
  • Healthy Snack Recipes & Guide
  • plus, a few secret bonus guides along the way!

4. Real-Food Basics: the what, the why, the good & the bad, what it is and what’s it’s not: why real food is the only way to go.

5. Over 41 amazing, simple, naturally gluten-free & real-food recipes, including new green smoothie recipes, make-ahead lunch ideas, one-pan dinners, picnic ideas, BBQ recipes, healthier desserts, and fun weekend brunch ideas.

Some of our favorite ones in my house this season? See below to see the entire Recipe List & Photo Gallery below!


The 2023 Summer Meal Plan Full Recipe List Sneak Peek:

The Baja Chopped Caesar Salad

The Summer Green Smoothie Slushee

Summer Cookout Salad 

Fire Roasted Herby Corn Salad

Roasted Broccoli, Basil & Goat Cheese Pizzas

Kyle’s Famous Chicken Wings

Vanilla Mint Cold Brew Coffee with Easy Homemade Almond Milk

Pesto Quinoa & Tomato Basil Salad

Homemade Shrimp Cocktail

Chili Lime Jicama Salad

Turkey, Scallion and Apple Burgers

Chopped Basil Romaine Salad

The Legendary Sister Salad (ATGO Salad)

Chicken Sausage + Parmesan Stuffed Zucchini

Shrimp Cocktail & Avocado Lettuce Cups

Green Bean, Cantaloupe, Basil, Tomato & Mozzarella Salad

The BOMB Savory Yogurt Bowl

The Peanut Butter Cocoa Nib Green Smoothie

Homemade Green Acai Bowls (& Toppings Bar)

Pesto Chicken & Grape Waldorf Salad

Mediterranean Lamb and Veggie Skewers

Healthy Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

Summer Fridge Tabbouleh

Ombre Juicy Ice Cubes (for cocktails & sparkling bevvies)

Grilled Clams with Parsley Chive Butter

Chipotle Potato Salad

Heirloom Tomato, Steak, Blue Cheese + Arugula Salad

Radish Top Creamy Green Salad

Zucchini Noodle Spaghetti Aglio Olio

Easy Watermelon Granitas

Grilled Steak with Coffee Rub

Lemon Chive Lobster Rolls

Summer Herby Quinoa Picnic Salad

Strawberries & Cream Popsicles

Cucumber Watermelon Gazpacho

Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Parfaits

GF Blueberry Scones

Mint Chocolate Coconut Milkshakes

Oregano-Lime Sour Cocktail

Cucumber Mint Margaritas

Watermelon Juice Frose

plus secret bonus recipes each week!

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*all recipes are gluten-free, and most are easy to modify for dairy-free options too!


Q: What if I am a picky eater/am cooking for a picky eater/have food sensitivities?

A: If you’re picky– I think I can change your mind. That’s because we think everything in the plan tastes great and would be worth a try first, even if it’s out of your comfort zone.

If it’s about food sensitivities– all of the recipes are designed for easy swap-outs- whether you are vegetarian, dairy-free or gluten-intolerant (the entire plan is naturally gluten-free and dairy optional).

Q: What if I’m traveling, or have to go out for dinner or lunches on certain days?

A: That’s totally fine! The Meal Plan is meant to give you structure and recipes that use the same ingredients in different ways, so you can modify the plan or start and stop it around your schedule easily.

Q: Is anything off-limits? Coffee, wine, desserts, etc?

A: No, nothing is off limits at all. This is not a diet plan– just a way to help you maximize your healthy eating, mix up your routine and get you eating and feeling better without so much effort!

Q: I did last year’s Summer Meal Plan. Are the recipes the same? Or the same as the cookbook, if I have it already?

This plan mostly the same as last year, with a few recipes refreshed and added in, because it’s just that good!

Q: So, what did people think about the last Seasonal Meal Plan?

“Finally a smart, practical way of living and learning about eating and your health. It just makes sense where other fads or diets don’t, for the longterm. The way you feel, the amount of energy I had and my now glowing skin is all the proof I needed. Thank you!” — Janna P.

“I liked the grocery checklist. Correction – LOVED the grocery list. I haven’t wasted food since I started, we’re spending WAY less on our weekly grocery bill and my picky husband LOVES the food. Triple win”- Casey B.

“This is the perfect way to take the thought and stress out of figuring out how to eat correctly. And, I have never felt better in my life!” – John P.

“I feel SO much better. I always thought I was a really healthy eater and this has completely changed my perspective. I have lost weight [a nice side effect], I don’t wake up in the morning with stomach aches, and my skin is clearer– plus so many other things. I’m a real-food convert now!” – Amanda D.

“The meal plan was a pretty easy way to learn how to incorporate healthy habits into your everyday life- not just sporadic days here and there. And the food was bomb.com- it definitely got me out of my cooking rut and with some great new favorites. The blog is not even a TINY smidge of the awesome recipes that Sarah gives. I seriously can’t wait for next season to get more!” – Alex G.

“I am feeling more creative and inspired in the kitchen–the fact that it’s with healthy food is even more of a bonus!” – Christine V.

Ready to get started?

Just sign up here and you’ll be on your way to a healthier, happier, and much sweeter summer.

Questions about anything, or if this is right for you?

Leave me a comment below, send me a message to @simplyrealhealth or shoot us an email to [email protected].

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To see more about my quick & easy shopping methods, or if you’re wanting to just try things out, check out the NEW EASY DINNER ONLY MEAL PLAN here!