This Whole Foods Meal Plan for January is the perfect guide to help you meet all of your new year goals for healthy eating at home. Enjoy delicious seasonal salads like our Roasted Vegetable Kale Salad and nourishing bowls of Classic Hearty Chili and Hearty Minestrone Soup.
Wow – Can you believe that it’s already a new year?!
But do you know what’s not popular, yet can help you achieve both of these goals?
The catch though is that for many people, meal planning is hard – especially for busy families.
I put together this January Whole Foods Meal Plan because it’s packed with vegetables, salads, soups (and breakfast and lunch ideas too!) – So you can meet all of your new year goals for healthy eating at home.
Meal plans should work FOR you, so feel free to enjoy the meals you like and leave the ones you don’t, or re-arrange the plan to fit your schedule. Or if it works for you as-is, copy the whole thing!
Make it your own, and remember that this is a plan, it’s not a prison sentence.
Meal plans are not written in stone and can be changed whenever they’re not working for you – because that’s the beauty of meal planning. There’s a method and a solution for everyone!
Whole Foods Meal Plan: January 2020
Notes on this meal plan:
- This meal plan is based on an average family of 4, costing less than $400 for the month, however you may need to tailor the portion sizes to suit the needs of your family size and budget.
- The goal of this meal plan is to feed our family well while wasting as little as possible. You’ll notice that we’re often re-using one part of a meal (like leftover white chicken chili) in another part of a meal (like white chicken chili mac) in order to meet both of these goals. Keep this in mind if you rearrange the meals.
- This meal plan is mostly plants, but there is some meat. Viewing meat as a “side dish” is one way we’re able to afford grass-fed and organic meat every month! You can easily add more meat, however, if you have a meat and potatoes person in your family!
- Weekdays consist of quick and easy meals, while the meals that require more work are planned on the weekends. So feel free to adjust based on your schedule.
- This meal plan is what I feed my own family. If you want a detailed “action plan” of what this looks like in real life – what I batch cook, what I double, what I freeze for later, how I get the most out of each meal, and when I get it all done – follow me on Facebook and subscribe to my weekly newsletter. Each month I’m sharing the behind the scenes on how we make real food on a budget work for my family!
- S – White Chicken Chili // Homemade Tortillas
- M – Roasted Vegetable Kale Salad with Sesame Ginger Almond Dressing
- T – Favorite Rice and Beans Meal // Spicy Citrus Black Beans // Instant Pot Brown Rice
- W – White Chicken Chili Mac (Pumpkin Chili, but using leftover white chicken chili)
- T – Black Bean Quesadillas // Homemade Tortillas (use leftover beans, tortillas and toppings)
- F – Homemade Pizza Night
- S – Stir Fry Bowls (clean out the fridge and use leftover rice and vegetables!)
- S – Northern Beans and Ham Soup
- M- Pineapple Black Bean Salad
- T – Ground Beef Tacos // Spanish Rice // Homemade Tortillas
- W – Kung Fu Panda Soup // 90 Minute Man Bread
- T – Lemon and Herb Sheet Pan Chicken
- F – Taco Pizza (use leftover ground beef taco meat and toppings)
- S – Caesar Salad Chicken Wraps (use leftover chicken and tortillas) // Roasted Potatoes
- S – Classic Hearty Chili // Skillet Cornbread
- M – Chicken Southwest Salad (use leftover chicken from previous week)
- T – Roasted Cauliflower Pasta // Side Salad
- W – Tomato Basil Soup // No Knead Artisan Bread x2
- T – Baked Potatoes w/ Leftover Chili // Side Salad
- F – Homemade Pizza Night
- S – Panzanella Salad (use leftover artisan bread)
- S- Instant Pot Korean Beef // Instant Pot Rice // Roasted Broccoli
- M- Creamy Mushroom Pasta // Side Salad
- T- Korean Beef Wraps (top with shredded cabbage, red onions, and other toppings as desired)
- W- Minestrone Soup // Homemade Rolls
- T – Sweet and Sticky Chicken and Vegetables // Side Salad
- F – Veggie Burger Sliders (use leftover rolls)// Crash Hot Sweet Potatoes
- S – Fried Rice (clean out the fridge and use leftover protein/vegetables!)
I found that most families have good breakfast and lunch routines. But I wanted to share a few ideas in case you need to mix it up from your usual. I’m a big fan of batch cooking breakfast foods on the weekend and leftovers for lunch!
- Blueberry baked oatmeal
- Banana Bread Muffins
- Sweet Potatoes and Runny Eggs
- Homemade Breakfast Sausage
- Cobb Pasta Salad
- Instant Pot BBQ Chicken
- Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
- Sweet Kale Salad (Costco Copycat)
- Homemade Hot Pockets
For more meal planning inspiration, have a look at all of my free meal plans. You’ll find ideas for every kind of meal plan from chicken, beef, slow cooker, no-cook, school lunches, to holidays and grilling…and more!
What’s on your meal plan this month?