Feeling like you've had your fair share of turkey and mashed potatoes? Don't worry; we've got your back. It's time to hit the reset button after the holiday feast and steer towards lighter, more refreshing meals. In this roundup, we've handpicked 12 delicious and satisfying dishes that'll help you bounce back from that Thanksgiving overeating without sacrificing flavor or satisfaction.
Classic Mushroom And Pumpkin Risotto
Craving a rich, hearty, one-pan meal that warms your soul? This Pumpkin and Mushroom Risotto recipe is your answer! It's a delicious blend of creamy Arborio rice, earthy shiitake mushrooms, and smooth pumpkin puree. It’s the best way to use pumpkin puree! Get the recipe.
Butternut Squash curry
If you’re looking for a Butternut Squash curry, this has got to be the best one out there! This recipe brings together a delicious combination of ingredients, including tender butternut squash, crisp bell pepper, and cauliflower, all simmering in a creamy full-fat coconut milk sauce infused with an aromatic mix of curry powder, turmeric, and cumin. Plus, it's dairy free and gluten free! Get the recipe.
Korean Beef And Rice
If you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal, then try this Korean beef and rice! It’s the perfect combination of flavors for a meal that’s going to become a new family favorite! With a few pantry staples, you can make a delicious meal from start to finish in just 15 minutes! Get the recipe.
Sheet Pan Salmon Oreganata
This Sheet Pan Salmon Oreganata With Green Beans And Potatoes is a quick, healthy, and satisfying dinner. Everyone will love the flaky, crispy coating and zesty flavors; this easy-baked salmon recipe is bound to become a new family favorite. Get the recipe.
Chicken Ragu Pasta
This simple chicken ragu pasta may be easy to make and use everyday ingredients, but there's nothing basic about its flavor. This yummy, savory, and quick-to-make dinner idea is bound to become a favorite family meal. Enjoy this homemade pasta with ground chicken in just half an hour. Get the recipe.
Shepherd's Pie With Tofu
This Shepherd's Pie recipe is a game-changer. Imagine biting into a dish that is packed with savory flavors, a perfect blend of textures, and a delightful consistency. The tofu crumbles create a hearty texture that pairs beautifully with the smooth, creamy mashed potatoes. Get the recipe.
Eggplant Potato Stew
This thick and hearty Potato Stew recipe features tender potatoes, delicious aromatics, and also some chewy eggplants for a wholesome dinner meal. It's incredibly easy to make and can be ready in just under an hour, making this is the ultimate vegan stew. Get the recipe.
Mussels Pasta With Garlic And Fennel
This Mussels Pasta With Garlic And Fennel was inspired by the reader's favorite Creamy Garlic Mussels and is a culinary trip to Tuscany. This is a recipe that tastes and looks like a luxury but comes together simply and in less than half an hour. It's the best mussels recipe for busy weeknights when you need a quick meal but still want a deliciously inspired one. Get the recipe.
Roasted Butternut Squash, Black Bean And Quinoa Salad
This Roasted Butternut Squash, Black Bean And Quinoa Salad is one of the easiest, most flavorful fall salad recipes, full of nutrients and healthy ingredients. Served warm or cold, this delicious salad is also a great make-ahead lunch for work or back to school. Get the recipe.
Easy Turkish Lentil Soup
This traditional Turkish Lentil Soup also called Mercimek çorbası is a uniquely fragrant, cozy and satisfying soup perfect for chilly days. You can make it in no time and enjoy for lunch or hearty dinner. Get the recipe.
Greek Lemon Roasted Chicken
One of the easiest recipes in Mediterranean cuisine... Chicken Riganati, or Greek Lemon Roasted Chicken, is juicy and tender and requires just a handful of ingredients. Prepare it for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion. You'll love the lemon and oregano flavor of the dish and the easiness of putting it together. Get the recipe.
Mushroom Bean Soup
This White Bean Mushroom Soup is super easy to make, comforting, and satisfying. Made with fresh vegetables and pantry staples, this is an easy vegan soup packed with plant-based protein and lots of flavors. Get the recipe.
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Iryna Bychkiv is the founder and writer of the culinary website Lavender & Macarons, where she shares clean, European-inspired recipes that are delicious, easy to prepare, and made with wholesome ingredients. Iryna loves creating meals that are simple yet healthy and unique, including vegan and vegetarian recipes.
Iryna is also a freelance writer for MSN and Associated Press Wire.