Clean Eating

The Picky Eaters’ Holiday Meal


A truly successful meal starts with a solid plan. Here’s what we recommend making ahead.

2 to 3 months ahead:

• Make stock for Orange Marmalade Roast Turkey & Grain-Free Jus and store in freezer (p. 50)

3 weeks ahead:

• Purchase all nonperishable ingredients

• Order a turkey

1 week ahead:

• Make Salted Caramel Cashew “Cheesecake” (p. 52); store cheesecake in freezer and extra date caramel sauce in fridge

• Chop nuts for Butternut Squash Lasagna (p. 48) and Whole Roasted Cauliflower (p. 46); store in an airtight container

3 days ahead:

• Make Pomegranate Tahini sauce for Whole Roasted Cauliflower (p. 46)

• Make Grain-Free Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and frosting (p. 53); refrigerate cookies and frosting in separate containers

• Make salad dressing for Harvest Salad (right); cover and refrigerate

2 days ahead:

• Season turkey and keep covered in fridge (p. 50)

• Wash and prep all vegetables; store separately in containers

• Make cauliflower ricotta and béchamel for Butternut Squash Lasagna (p. 48)

The day before:

• Assemble Butternut Squash Lasagna; keep covered in fridge (p. 48)

The morning of:

• Assemble Grain-Free Pumpkin Whoopie Pies (p. 53); store in refrigerator

• Thaw Salted Caramel Cashew “Cheesecake” (p. 52) for 1 hour on counter then keep in fridge

• Roast squash and fennel for Harvest Salad (right); cover and refrigerate

• Steam cauliflower for Whole Roasted Cauliflower (p. 46); cover and refrigerate

• Remove turkey from fridge an hour before roasting (p. 50)

The day of:

• Roast turkey, prepare jus (p. 50) and assemble/finish remaining dishes

HARVEST SALAD with Roasted Grapes & Pistachios



Roasting the grapes intensifies their flavor, adding big bursts of sweetness against the savory veggies and lemon vinaigrette.

delicata squashes, halved crosswise, seeded and cut into ¼-inch rings fennel bulb, trimmed, halved and cut lengthwise into ¼-inch slices olive oil, divided sea salt, divided ground black pepper, to fresh lemon juice raw honey roasted, shelled pistachios, chopped

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