Quick Meals for Pre-Thanksgiving Eating

Quick Meals for Pre-Thanksgiving Eating

Between planning your Thanksgiving meal, grocery shopping, brining, and making dishes ahead of time, actual eating—as in dinner, tonight—gets lost in the shuffle. At least it does for us (we had sushi delivered last night). So, if you want something easy that won't take too much time away from your Thanksgiving preparations, we have some ideas...

Thinking about all the turkey, stuffing, and pie we'll be having in a few days makes us crave healthy food right now. We want simple vegetables, maybe some seafood, possibly something Asian... And we'd like it to be fast and not create too many dirty dishes.

Here are some ideas:
Sesame-Garlic Soba Noodles with Fried Egg
Ginger and Cilantro Baked Tilapia
Halibut, Spinach, and Tomatoes in Foil Packets
Tomato and White Bean Panade (above, right)
Quick and Easy Black Bean Soup
DIY Miso Soup
Herbed Lentils with Bacon
Orzo Salad with Rosemary Almonds and Sundried Tomatoes
Goi Chay: Vietnamese Vegetarian Salad
Warm Wheat Salad, or Reverse Tabbouleh
Kale Salad with Pecorino and Lemon
Avocado Toast from Cafe Gitane (above, left)
Barely Cooked String Beans

What are you eating leading in to Thanksgiving?

Related: Best Healthy Comfort Foods? Ideas Wanted!

(Images: Elizabeth Passarella and Emma Christensen)

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