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Thanksgiving is a day for indulging. (Actually, let’s be honest, every day between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is a time for indulging.) So before you make those less-than-stellar food choices, clean up your dinner act for the rest of the month.

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Pinch of Yum

November 1: Cheesy Cauliflower Soup with Kale Pesto

Made with only five ingredients to boot.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

November 2: Stuffed Eggplant

Stuffed eggplant is the best eggplant.

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The Pretend Baker

November 3: Apple, Mushroom and Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

Eat your squash and use it as a bowl, too.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

November 4: One-Pan Roasted Salmon with Potatoes and Romaine

That’s it, we’re never doing dishes again.

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Club Narwhal

November 5: Apple Cider Pork Chops

And we thought cider was just for drinking.

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How Sweet It Is

November 6: Autumn Arugula Salad with Caramelized Squash and Pomegranate-Ginger Vinaigrette

A salad this hearty is one we can get behind.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

November 7: Cheater’s Eggplant Pizza

Shh, your taste buds will never know this is healthy.                                             

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Ambitious Kitchen

November 8: Turkey Chili

Maybe leave the chips and sour cream out of it if you’re going for healthy.

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Oh She Glows

November 9: Golden Red Lentil Dal with Cilantro-Speckled Basmati

Same with the pita.

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Well Plated by Erin

November 10: Harvest Chicken Skillet with Sweet Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts and Sautéed Apples

Roasted to perfection.

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Saving Room for Dessert

November 11: Vegetable Soup with Lentils and Seasonal Greens

Warm and comforting without being heavy.

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Foodiecrush

November 12: Autumn Cobb Salad

Cobb salad: Not just for warm days.

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Minimalist Baker

November 13: Crispy Peanut Tofu and Cauliflower Rice Stir-Fry

A healthy spin on takeout.

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Pinch of Yum

November 14: Creamy Spinach Sweet Potato Noodles with Cashew Sauce

Creamy doesn’t have to mean overly indulgent.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

November 15: Stuffed Peppers

We’re halfway through the month. This calls for a fiesta.

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Kim’s Cravings

November 16: Stuffed Delicata Squash

We’re really into stuffed vegetables, OK?

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Alexandra’s Kitchen

November 17: Roasted Chicken with Clementines

Citrus in the winter: A proven mood booster.

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Brooklyn Supper

November 18: Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprout and Quince Salad

Light but delectable.

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Primavera Kitchen

November 19: Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

*Puts entire life inside a skillet*

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The Vintage Mixer

November 20: Quinoa, Lentil and Roasted Veggie Bowls

Taste the (mega nutritious) rainbow.

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Nom Nom Paleo

November 21: Lemon-Garlic Chicken Parchment Packets

Remember what we said about easy cleanup?

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Pickled Plum

November 22: Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms and Parmesan

Think of this as a guilt-free risotto.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

November 23: One-Pan Eggs with Asparagus and Tomatoes

Master the fine art of breakfast for dinner.

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Twenty20

November 24: Literally Anything You Want

Have seconds! Have thirds! Have seven desserts!

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Oh Sweet Basil

November 25: The Ultimate Leftover Turkey Club

Oooh, you’re so resourceful.

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Cooking Classy

November 26: Vegan Kale and Quinoa Minestrone

Back to your regularly scheduled healthy-eating program…

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The Pioneer Woman

November 27: Parchment Baked Salmon

Let’s be honest: You’ll still be doing dishes from Thanksgiving.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

November 28: Winter Citrus and Pomegranate Salad

Salads can be comfort food, too.

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Gimme Some Oven

November 29: Crispy Slow-Cooker Carnitas

They’re small. Have four.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

November 30: Lemon and Herb Roast Chicken

You did it! You ate healthy for an entire month (well, pretty much). On to December, the month of cocktails and cheese plates…

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