Thanksgiving is (finally) almost here. And even though you’ll probably be cooking, baking and/or hosting your pants off, you’ll still need to eat on the other six nights of the week, too. Here are a few simple dinners that will help you save your energy for the big day.

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Shopping List

1 head cauliflower
2 green apples
2 lemons
1 pomegranate (or store-bought pomegranate arils)
5 ounces arugula
3 yellow onions
8 cloves garlic
10 ounces riced cauliflower
12 ounces fresh kale
1 small butternut squash
1 orange
3 cups leftover mashed potatoes
1 blood orange
4 ounces watercress
1 jalapeño
6 radishes
1 bunch thyme
1 bunch rosemary
1 bunch sage
1 bunch chives
1 bunch green onions
1 bunch cilantro

½ pound uncured sausage
2½ to 3 pounds skin-on turkey breast
5 large eggs
12 slices smoked salmon
3 cups shredded leftover turkey (or rotisserie chicken)

4 ounces crumbled goat cheese
1 stick unsalted butter
3 ounces Parmesan
7 ounces crème fraîche
8 ounces shredded Monterey jack cheese
1 half-pint heavy cream

1 pound bite-sized pasta (like orecchiette)

Canned and Packaged Goods
One 32-ounce carton chicken broth
Whole-grain mustard
Pine nuts
One 28-ounce can red enchilada sauce
12 small corn tortillas
Roasted, salted pumpkin seeds
4 cups leftover stuffing

Pantry Ingredients: olive oil, paprika, cumin, honey, kosher salt, freshly-ground black pepper, smoked paprika, crushed red pepper flakes, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, garlic powder, all-purpose flour, nonstick spray

Monday: Cauliflower, Pomegranate and Apple Salad

Trust us. The tahini-lemon dressing is a real keeper.

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Tuesday: Keto Instant Pot Sausage-Kale Soup

Meet the most flexible recipe of all time. Swap Italian sausage for chorizo or kielbasa, or kale for any sad-looking leafy green in your crisper.

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Wednesday: Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Pasta Salad

And you thought summer had dibs on pasta salad. Chopped bits of bacon in the mix wouldn’t hurt either.

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Thursday: Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast with Orange and Herbs

There’s no need to fix a whole bird for just a few people. Try this shortcut, which lets the Crock-Pot do all the heavy lifting.

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Friday: Mashed Potato Fritters with Smoked Salmon and Chives

We’ll take ours latke-style with sour cream and apple sauce, please.

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Saturday: Spicy Turkey Enchiladas with Pumpkin Seeds

Sure, turkey sandwiches are good…the first 500 times.

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Sunday: Eggs Baked with Stuffing

They don’t call it Sidesgiving for nothing. Treat yourself to leftover stuffing spruced up with cheese and a protein-rich runny egg.

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