Clean Eating

Be a Better Cook This Fall!

- Alicia Tyler Editorial Director Write me: atyler@outsideinc.com

Harvest season is upon us, and even though we savored summer’s signature al fresco dining and the ease of cooking on the grill, there’s always something so inviting and reinvigora­ting about thinking ahead to simmering pots and pans of fall-inspired dishes, pulling out our favorite cool-weather appliances like the Instant Pot and starting to plan holiday family meals and upcoming gatherings. After the Thanksgivi­ng celebratio­ns most of us didn’t have last year, we’ve all earned a big to-do this year, with as many guests as we can cram around the table and break bread with. To help you do just that with a meal worth celebratin­g as much as the party itself, we’re ushering in our “Be a Better Cook” version of our annual Thanksgivi­ng spread. Each recipe offers expert chef’s tips to help you elevate your Turkey Day game and make up for lost time. Wow your guests with the recipes found in “Tradition with a Twist” on page 38, and let them think you spent the last year in culinary school honing your skills. (Your secret’s safe with us.)

Fall is often a busy time of year, so we’re also coming in hot with some spot-on weeknight solutions. Cut mealtime in half with “Prep Sunday, Instant Pot All Week.” These recipes are complete meals that get prepped in advance and need only to be dropped into the Instant Pot (all at once!) on any given weekday for an instant dinner. No Instant Pot? No problem. Save time and dishes with creative one-pan meals on page 64.

After an indulgent summer and between holiday gatherings, you may be looking for a dietary reset. Reboot with our one-week keto meal plan on page 76 that pulls back on carbs and emphasizes nutrient-dense vegetables in order to help you become metabolica­lly flexible (a must for weight loss and sustained energy throughout the day).

There’s so much more to celebrate in this jam-packed fall issue, from a 101 guide to a low-FODMAP diet (p. 92), nutrients athletes might be missing (p. 34), how to eat well for anxiety (p. 28) and ways to stay healthy during travel (p. 88). So slow down this autumn and be sure to take it all in – one article, one meal and one delicious, nutritious bite at a time.

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