Your A-to-Z Guide to the Season
Between hosting, shopping, planning and carrying on with regular life (oh yeah, that!), November and December are decidedly the most hectic months of the year – but they don’t have to be. Longtime Clean Eating insiders know that our mission has always been to make life easier, and this issue takes the cake.
When planning all the holiday meals you could possibly be hosting between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, our recipe developers thought of everything! In “The Perfect 10 Holiday Spread,” we’re giving you 7 unbelievably tasty and veg-heavy recipes that can be mixed and matched endlessly to suit intimate dinner parties, massive Christmas blowouts and everything in between. Got gluten-free or vegetarian guests? These meals can be easily adapted to either restriction so that everyone can partake. We love giving you options!
But there’s so much more to plan this time of year. What about all the meals in between gatherings? Don’t let your good habits give way to Uber Eats this season. With a little weekend batch cooking, you can prepare 5 recipes that transform into 15 throughout the week.
For no-guesswork meal planning, we’ve got just the thing: “Your LessIs-More Meal Plan” on page 72 ensures you eat clean all week on just 20 ingredients (plus a few pantry basics you likely already have on hand), and best of all, this plan incurs no waste at all, which means you’re eating root-toshoot and every dollar you spend is used up. I’m so in love with this concept!
And we haven’t forgotten about holiday gifts! Our 6-page gift guide (p. 78) showcases the best presents for every budget starting at $25 to upwards of $100. Our editors carefully curated every item, and if we wouldn’t love to receive it as much as we’d enjoy gifting it, it didn’t make the cut.
Have a smooth and celebratory holiday, from your friends at Clean Eating!