5 | Starting your Meal Plan

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Okay, okay. We are finally ready to start changing what we eat.  We'll talk about the Ayurvedic significance of Eating with the Seasons and Eating Local.  You'll start to create a shopping list for your constitution based on Ayurvedic Food Lists, which will help you choose recipes, and even start to create a 'meal plan.'

Worksheets for you to open or print:

a) Food Guidelines (Courtesy of the Ayurvedic Institute)

b) Meal Planning worksheet | Print this out!

Where to find new healthy recipes:






c) Local foods wheel for your region, for purchase, or for a free list check out EatWellGuide

d) More resources:

Jessica Prentice. Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection

Maya Tiwari. Ayurveda: A Life of Balance: The Complete Guide to Ayurvedic Nutrition & Body Types with Recipes

Amadea Morningstar. Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners: Familiar Western Food Prepared with Ayurvedic Principles

Myra Lewin. Simple Ayurvedic Recipes


The Healing Diet: Sides


Connection for Healing: Local and Traditional Foods with Jessica Prentice (audio only)

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If you are interested to take this knowledge deeper, listen to this supplemental interview with one of my FAVORITE authors, Jessica Prentice. Jessica currently lives in California, and she is the author of Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection

  • Local eating for different body types

  • The origin of ‘locavore’

  • A personal story of deep healing

  • Gratitude and connection with ingredients

How to get the most out of this lesson:

1. Work on your food guidelines list and shopping list along with me in the lesson.

2. Continue refining your dinacharya. Next week we will talk about two vital practices for self care and managing Vata dosha.

3. How do you feel? What do you need?