The One Thing You Need to Do to Feel Good This Thanksgiving

So. Much. Food. That’s the thing about Thanksgiving, right? I don’t know about you, but…


10 Healthy Sides to Make All Season Long

The winter season brings the opportunity for so many gathering which means you’ll need a batch…


6 Healthy Habits to Keep in Mind for Thanksgiving

Even for the healthiest among us, it’s easy to fall into the anything-goes-during-the…


Ate Too Much? 4 Ways to Feel Better Today

So, you overdid it. Now what?

Even the healthiest and most moderately-minded among us have those moments when we go a little…


Chef Worthy (But Easy) Vegetable Sides

We call it Turkey Day, but really, Thanksgiving is all about the sides. Whether you’re making…


Impress Your Guests with DIY Cranberry Sauce

Step away from that canned cranberry-ish like jelly stuff! It comes in a can, is loaded…


Garlic Mashed Butternut Squash

With more flavor, color, and nutrition, a lower glycemic index, and plenty of garlic, this mashed potato…


A Thanksgiving-Worthy Vegetarian Entree

Hosting Thanksgiving and have a vegetarian coming to dinner? No worries: Here’s a festive, delicious entree…


Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Garlic, Citrus, and Sage

Roasted root vegetables are an ideal winter side dish, and when they become brown and caramelized, they…


Sautéed Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Shallots and Almonds

Brussels sprouts can be a bit bitter—I think that’s why some people don’t like…


3 Ways to Change the World Through Food

What do you look forward to most during the holidays? If you’re like me, the answer…


Once you’ve made this delicious, so-simple sauce, you may never consider a can again…


Thanksgiving leftovers never looked so good

Leave your holiday lethargy behind and get help digesting all that stuffing and pie…


Talking Turkey with the Godfather of American Poultry

Frank Reese wants you to eat heritage turkeys

Frank Reese, a heritage turkey farmer for sixty years, discusses heritage turkey breeds, sustainable poultry farming, and…


This gluten-free, vegan apple tart is the perfect Thanksgiving dessert

Clean Plates is delighted to offer our readers a scrumptious series of healthful, delicious and nutritious side…


Showcase seasonal produce with these vegetarian Thanksgiving sides

Clean Plates is delighted to offer our readers a scrumptious series of healthful, delicious and nutritious side…


Thanksgiving Sides Series: Roasted Roots Recipe

This classic side dish is perfect for any holiday feast

Clean Plates is delighted to offer our readers a scrumptious series of healthful, delicious and nutritious side…


Thanksgiving Sides Series: Start with Soup

This curried carrot and sweet potato soup is healthy and hearty

Clean Plates is delighted to offer our readers a scrumptious series of healthful, delicious and nutritious side…


What I’m Grateful For

A message from our founder, Jared Koch

Several years ago I began Clean Plates to share my passion for eating healthier without sacrificing pleasure…


Ingredient Spotlight: Cranberries

The vibrant color on the Thanksgiving table

If votes were being cast for favorite Thanksgiving dish, cranberry sauce would earn mine, hands down…


Our healthy revamp of this classic Thanksgiving dish

For your Thanksgiving dinner, try our healthy spin on Martha Stewart’s Cornbread, Bacon, Leek and Pecan…


Our wine suggestions

On Thanksgiving, choosing the right wines to pair with your holiday feast can be just as important…


The Bourbon Red and Other Forgotten Birds For Thanksgiving

Try these heritage turkeys at your table this year

Heritage birds roam freely, far from a feedlot, and have higher levels of omega-3s than your…


High Quality Organic Turkey Delivered to Your Door for Thanksgiving

Have a healthier and more sustainable Thanksgiving dinner

You can have a healthier (and more sustainable) organic turkey shipped to you in time for Thanksgiving…