Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Your tribe needs motivation and support this month. So whether it’s family, friends or colleagues, surprise them with waffles for breakfast. Later in the month a friend will need some serious one-on-one time with you. Cook up a dish of butternut tagliatelle and let the tears flow. At last you’ll find some time to focus on your own projects, so mix up some boozy watermelon lemonade and enjoy yourself. Berries are your key ingredient this month.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
You’re feeling a little pinched for cash right now so make a batch of cran-bran muffins to tote to work instead of grabbing one from the cafe every day. Instead of going out for drinks, host the girls chez vous with awesome snacks like spicy popcorn and chocolate-covered chips. Your wallet will thank you! And instead of buying another expensive bunch of flowers, add beauty to your table with a stunning cake; unlike the bouquet, it’s edible and delicious! Cranberries are your key ingredient this month.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Hey, what’s going on? You’re feeling overwhelmed but you can do this. Make a big pot of bean and pea soup to set up your lunches (freeze it in portion packs!) then throw some ribs in the slow-cooker to take the stress off of weeknight dinners. There, feeling better? Go on, celebrate yourself with a spicy caesar. Bacon is your key ingredient this month.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
You’ve got the Midas touch this month! When you’re asked to contribute to the charity bake sale, make two batches of amazing (and gluten-free) chocolate chip cookies and watch the donations roll in. And if there’s a new job in the works, bring along fresh strawberry scones as a thank-you gift (the interviewer will be awestruck). By the end of the month you’ll be craving superfood suppers involving heart-healthy nuts. Walnuts are your key ingredient this month.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
You love beautiful things and never more so than right now. Embrace it by making a stunning salad for supper and follow it up with a pretty cake. You’re also feeling rather romantic which may lead you to making some butter chicken for a beloved person in your life. Ginger is your key ingredient this month.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Your work is at the forefront of your consciousness right now but don’t forget a good lunch like chicken and almond salad — it will help you succeed all day long. And stash power snacks like spiced chickpeas and cornbread mini muffins in your purse for those long, meeting-packed days. At the end of the month your team could use a little fun, so invite them over for barbecue and don’t forget the vegetarians — serve delish tempeh burgers!. Nut butter is your key ingredient this month.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Hmm, that’s funny … since when do you like beer so much? Ha, just kidding! Live it up with boozy slushies and lageritas. If you’re hosting a party, make it Mexican, with lots of steak tacos and spicy sundaes. Unforgettable! Beer is your key ingredient this month. (You can add it to recipes or just drink it!)
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
If the summer’s heat is inspiring you to eat less meat, embrace it. Try quinoa burgers or a high-protein halloumi salad for supper. Later in the month you’ll get a little windfall which you may want to spend on amazing tuna for a tartare which you should eat by yourself in the park. Heaven! Ginger is your key ingredient this month.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
You saucy lady! Late nights are a ton of fun but they’re wreaking havoc on your diet. Take two minutes tonight to throw together some high-protein oatmeal for breakfast, and another few minutes to chuck some gorgeous mulligatawny soup into the slow-cooker to have for lunch. You’ll be that much more energized to (ahem) stay up all night! You’re glowing and your co-workers are envious so just make them some salted caramel popcorn and they’ll love you again. Nuts are your key ingredient this month.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
You could use some stability in your life right now. You can’t go wrong with great omelette for breakfast, a killer shrimp sandwich for lunch and and brilliant grilled chicken for supper. If you want to add a classic lemon tart to the mix, go for it. Citrus juice is your key ingredient this month.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
It’s time for fun, fun, fun! Forget cereal, have ramen for breakfast! To hell with supper, have cake! And as soon as it’s 1 p.m. on Friday you’re ready for some spiked iced tea and a dish of nachos. Oooh, yeah. Jalapenos are your key ingredient this month.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
This month you’re allowed to focus on you (really). Pina colada pie for breakfast? Great idea. While everyone else is at the office party you’d really rather be home eating homemade brownie ice cream sandwiches — and that’s just fine. The rest of the world wants barbecue, but you’re really more into chicken soup. Girl, the universe is down with that. Enjoy. Coconut is your key ingredient this month.