Winter Squash with Creamy Shiitake Sauce

This creamy and hearty dish is full of healthy, wholesome ingredients, and it’s vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free. Winter Squash with Creamy Shiitake Sauce will convince you that a meal of vegetables is satisfying and delicious. 

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Coconut Curry: Delicious Main Dish That’s Healing For the Body

Curry, ginger, and garlic simmered in coconut milk: if you haven’t yet tried this amazing combination of flavors, you’re missing out! Served with steamed potatoes, carrots, and squash this recipe makes for quite the satisfying, delicious, and healthy meal. 

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Lemon Garlic Green Beans: Tasty, Quick & Easy Holiday Dish

If you are looking for an easy tasty vegetable dish at your holiday table, I suggest Lemon Garlic Green Beans. While green bean casserole is a holiday favorite, this simple delicious recipe is better for you, has less calories and is free of common allergens. 

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Thanksgiving Week Meal Plan – November 22nd – November 28th

The holidays can be a busy time. This year I wanted to support you with a healthy menu plan for the week of Thanksgiving! Seven days of dinner recipes to help de-stress your life this week!

As an added bonus, I have included Thanksgiving meal preparations to make your holiday cooking run smoother. “Make ahead” options are available each day that will save you time!

Here are my suggested dinner ideas with links to the recipes from November 22 to November 28.

Monday Dinner – November 22

Tuesday Dinner – November 23

  • NW One-Bowl Meal
  • Make Ahead – 
    1. Cook an extra 2 cups of wild rice mix for Holiday Butternut Squash Wild Rice Pilaf served on Thanksgiving. I am going to double the pilaf recipe on Thanksgiving, so I will be cooking 3 cups of wild rice mix with 6 cups of broth to make both recipes.
    2. Roast an extra 1 ½ cups of butternut squash for Holiday Butternut Squash Wild Rice Pilaf.  I am doubling the pilaf recipe so will roast 2 butternut squash. This will give me extra cooked squash to use for lunches.  I enjoy adding squash to my salads.

Wednesday Dinner – November 24

Thursday – Happy Thanksgiving

Simple Satisfying Thanksgiving Menu details the 8 menu items for dinner today. Refer to this post for a meal prep guide to help you prepare your holiday meal with ease.

Friday – November 26

  • Leftovers – Enjoy your efforts of making a wonderful Thanksgiving meal two days in a row.
  • Make Ahead – Save 1 cup of turkey for Vegan (or Turkey) Pot Pie for Sunday’s dinner

Saturday – November 27

Cauliflower “Fried” Rice: Plant-based. Meat or Quick & Easy

Sunday – November 28

Vegan (or Turkey) Pot Pie

If you found this weekly menu guide helpful, or if you would be interested in more posts like this please, let me know in the comments below. 

Vegan (or Turkey) Pot Pie: Healthy, Comforting Meal with Turkey Leftovers and Grain-Free Crust

No meat is needed for this tasty pot pie, but if you have some leftover turkey from Thanksgiving dinner you can add it to this recipe. Turkey pot pie is a comfort food enjoyed by many. This recipe makes a few healthy adjustments to the pot pie recipe while maintaining it’s comforting flavors . 

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NW One-Bowl Meals: Simple & Healthy for the Entire Family

Nourishing one-bowl meals are simple, customizable and delicious. I enjoy serving them in our home to meet the different dietary needs and preferences in our family.  They are great to serve when entertaining so guests can customize their own bowls. The leftover ingredients also make quick & easy lunches the next week.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts: Quick & Easy Popular Holiday Side Dish

Oven roasted Brussels sprouts are quick and easy to prepare, making them the perfect side dish for your holiday meal. This is one dish where simple is better! All you do is roast brussels sprouts in the oven with a little olive oil for 20 minutes and these delicious vegetables are ready to serve.

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Cauli-Mashed Potatoes: Delicious & Dairy-Free

Cauli-mashed potatoes is a dish worthy of any holiday table. Adding cauliflower to mashed potatoes is a delicious way to include more veggies in your meal. I prefer this creamy recipe over traditional mashed potatoes.

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Holiday Butternut Squash Wild Rice Pilaf

Of all the pilaf recipes I’ve tried, this one is my favorite. It is a hearty, slightly sweet, and deeply satisfying dish that is perfect for the holidays. It’s also a wonderful vegetarian main dish and makes a great lunch the next day.

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Dinner in a “Pumpkin”: Fall Nutrition, Fun and Flavor

Serving your dinner inside a pumpkin or squash makes for a fun fall meal. I prefer the flavor of red kuri squash over pumpkin, but any squash can be used. I’ve also used this recipe with delicata and acorn squash.

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Sweet Potatoes & Red Cabbage with Ginger Glaze: Eye Appealing, Tasty, Nutritious Meal

Beautiful to look at, delicious to eat, and a powerhouse of nutrients that leave you satiated… I love cooking sweet potatoes & red cabbage with ginger glaze. 

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1 Recipe 3 Ways: Cauliflower “Fried Rice”- Plant-based, Meat, or Quick & Easy

1 Recipe 3 Ways are staple meals in our family since we have both plant-based and meat eaters. I developed a plant-based recipe with a meat option plus a simple version using pre-made ingredients from the grocery store.

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Lentil-stuffed Squash with Herbs & Mushrooms: A Thanksgiving Dish or Meal on It’s Own

This recipe is a favorite Thanksgiving dish for our plant-based family members!  Satisfying mushrooms plus sage, oregano and thyme adds nutrition and flavor to the lentils. 

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1 Recipe 3 Ways: Nacho Potatoes – Plant-based, Meat, or Quick & Easy

In our home,  we have both plant-based and meat eaters, which can make meal planning a challenge. Even if you eat meat, adding a few more plant-based meals can both save you money and support your health with more vegetables and less fat.

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