29 Healthy Meals to Make Every Night in November (Except Thanksgiving)
Yay, nutritious fall comfort food
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.
November 1: Cheesy Cauliflower Soup with Kale Pesto
Made with only five ingredients to boot.
November 2: Stuffed Eggplant
Stuffed eggplant is the best eggplant.
November 3: Apple, Mushroom and Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
Eat your squash and use it as a bowl, too.
November 5: Apple Cider Pork Chops
And we thought cider was just for drinking.
November 6: Autumn Arugula Salad with Caramelized Squash and Pomegranate-Ginger Vinaigrette
A salad this hearty is one we can get behind.
November 7: Cheater’s Eggplant Pizza
Shh, your taste buds will never know this is healthy.
November 8: Turkey Chili
Maybe leave the chips and sour cream out of it if you’re going for healthy.
November 9: Golden Red Lentil Dal with Cilantro-Speckled Basmati
Same with the pita.
November 10: Harvest Chicken Skillet with Sweet Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts and Sautéed Apples
Roasted to perfection.
November 11: Vegetable Soup with Lentils and Seasonal Greens
Warm and comforting without being heavy.
November 12: Autumn Cobb Salad
Cobb salad: Not just for warm days.
November 13: Crispy Peanut Tofu and Cauliflower Rice Stir-Fry
A healthy spin on takeout.
November 14: Creamy Spinach Sweet Potato Noodles with Cashew Sauce
Creamy doesn’t have to mean overly indulgent.
November 15: Stuffed Peppers
We’re halfway through the month. This calls for a fiesta.
November 16: Stuffed Delicata Squash
We’re really into stuffed vegetables, OK?
November 17: Roasted Chicken with Clementines
Citrus in the winter: A proven mood booster.
November 18: Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprout and Quince Salad
Light but delectable.
November 19: Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet
*Puts entire life inside a skillet*
November 20: Quinoa, Lentil and Roasted Veggie Bowls
Taste the (mega nutritious) rainbow.
November 21: Lemon-Garlic Chicken Parchment Packets
Remember what we said about easy cleanup?
November 22: Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms and Parmesan
Think of this as a guilt-free risotto.
November 24: Literally Anything You Want
Have seconds! Have thirds! Have seven desserts!
November 25: The Ultimate Leftover Turkey Club
Oooh, you’re so resourceful.
November 26: Vegan Kale and Quinoa Minestrone
Back to your regularly scheduled healthy-eating program…
November 27: Parchment Baked Salmon
Let’s be honest: You’ll still be doing dishes from Thanksgiving.
November 28: Winter Citrus and Pomegranate Salad
Salads can be comfort food, too.
November 29: Crispy Slow-Cooker Carnitas
They’re small. Have four.
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…