A Mockingjay Menu: Happy Hunger Games

Jennifer Lawrence in Mockingjay Hunger Games

In honor of the release of Mockingjay: Part 2, the final installment of the Hunger Games film series, we'd like to give you a taste of each district with delicious, healthy recipes. Districts of the Panem – a nation depicted in the series – are regions, similar to states.

Explore Panem with these recipes:

The Capitol: (The Ruling Power) In the capitol, a city which governs the 12 outside districts, residents eat fancy, exotic foods. They have access to everything the other districts do not. Oranges with a creamy sauce are an example of what is served here.
We suggest: Orange Coconut Macaroons

District 1: (The Luxury District) District 1 is responsible for making luxury items for the capitol, such as clothes and perfume. They are the wealthiest district.
We suggest: Wilted Greens with Lemon Shrimp

District 2: (The Masonry District) Residents of the Masonry District, the second wealthiest district, are in charge of the making and laying of bricks and stones. For this, one needs strength. A great super-strength food is alfalfa.
We suggest: Raw No-Fish Sushi

District 3: (The Technology District) District 3 specializes in building televisions and computers. Although they work with all of the technology, the citizens of District 3 would prefer a more affordable option.
We suggest: Spicy Pad Thai

District 4: (The Fishing District) With all of the fishing that goes on in District 4, it would be silly not to offer this recipe.
We suggest: Oven Roasted Fish - Mediterranean Style

District 5: (The Power District) District 5 provides power for all of Panem. With all of that power, the citizens need energy. Protein is perfect for helping with that.
We suggest: Quinoa Protein Bars

District 6: (The Transportation District) District 6 is full of mechanics, conductors, baggage handlers, and more. This district needs foods that can help relieve joint pain, in this case, olive oil.
We suggest: Mediterranean Lemon Olive Oil Cake

District 7: (The Lumber District) District 7 contains all of the carpenters and lumberjacks. With all of the axes being used, these citizens needs a super-strength food like wheatgrass.
We suggest: Chocolate Mint Smoothie

District 8: (The Textiles District) District 8 makes all textiles and clothing. This is an urban region that smells of industrial fumes. They need something a little greener to help them out.
We suggest: Make Your Own Laundry Soap

District 9: (The Grain District) District 9 is responsible for all the grain of Panem. They've got farmers, croppers, and harvesters.
We suggest: Whole Grain Vegetable Salad

District 10: (The Livestock District) District 10 provides beef for the Capitol. They have farmers, milkers, and ranchers.
We suggest: Slow Cooked Beef Stew

District 11: (The Agriculture District) District 11 is full of orchards and wheat fields. Mix them together for an awesome salad.
We suggest: Wheat Berry Salad

District 12: (The Coal Mining District) The district that Katniss and Peeta come from. Although they primarily focus on coal mining, they have bakers. Before the games, Peeta works at a bakery and gives a hungry Katniss some bread.
We suggest: Irish Soda Bread

District 13: (The Nuclear Weaponry District) Thought to have been destroyed, District 13 has been hiding underground. Add some carrots, which grow underground, with a splash of nuclear green and get a great soup!
We suggest: Cream of Spinach and Carrot Soup

May the odds be ever in your flavor.

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"The Hunger Games: Districts," wikia.com, 2015.


Pamela Bump

Pamela is the Audience Growth Manager for the HubSpot Blog and holds an M.S. in Media Ventures from Boston University. Before HubSpot, she was Taste for Life’s first Web Editor & Social Media Expert and Harvard Business Review’s first Growth Editor.  In her roles, she’s managed content strategy, social media, and audience growth tactics.

Although her career is focused on digital marketing and editorial innovation, she continues to write for TFL to quench her thirst for food blogging and health journalism.

Melissa Jellie

Melissa Jellie graduated from Keene State College in 2014 with a Film Production degree. Since then, she’s worked various jobs around New England in both video and photo.