holiday training manual

When food is your sport of choice, the holidays are game day. And just like you train for the big game, you gotta train for the holiday season. Warm ups and cool downs, people. Recipe-mastering calisthenics. Awkward-conversation crunches. Leftovers-for-breakfast lunges.

Here are our best holiday training tips.

Can you smell that? Smells like holiday cheer.

#27
Clear the Fridge

Hosting? There will be food. A lot of food. Whip up some fridge-sweeping meals the week before and make room for all those dishes, beverages and ingredients that are on the way.

#34
Know your cooking style.

If you’re the king/queen/nonbinary monarch of the kitchen, ask yourself: are you the kind of person who does a dry run of the entire menu two days before? Or is your attitude more like, “If it burns, it burns… worst case scenario, we order pizza.”

#12
Play to your strengths.

Everyone has something to contribute. Those who can cook, please do. Those who can’t, better not. Send them to pick up the bread or get extra ice.

#64
Plan your visits.

Some of us have not just one holiday gathering to get to, but two or more. Rate your visits from least fun (the one with cats you’re allergic to) to most fun (no cats and lots of cocktails) and make your rounds in that order.

#8
Work in “me” time.

We all need a break during the holidays. Sometimes we need a break right now. Remember: the bathroom is your safe place. Why not grab a magazine and stretch out in the tub for 20 minutes to an hour?

#17
The holidays are chaos.

Embrace it. Good luck to you. Everyone has something to contribute. Those who can cook, please do. Those who can’t, better not. Send them to pick up the bread or get extra ice.

#3
Free your mind.

Traditions are nice, but if you’re not feeling them, feel free to change things up! Release the baggage of what isn’t working and embrace whatever makes you the happiest (like, say, a plant-based main course ✌️).

It’s the holidays. Put on your nice* sweatpants.

(*the ones with the least amount of gravy on them)

This year’s dress code? Comfy AND cozy. To kick off the festivities, we’re giving away custom Tofurky Onesies to TWENTY lucky winners! With this fit, you’re guaranteed to snag the award for “best dressed.” (Sorry Aunt Carol.) Ready to dine in style?

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Need some inspo? We have recipes.

(Think bourbon glazed ham to get you started)

We’re big fans of the weird-but-good leftover freestyles that may not be socially acceptable but may be strangely delicious. We at Tofurky would like to encourage you to stretch yourself beyond the plain ol’ roast (remember, stretching is an important part of training).

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(Roast it. Carve it. Devour it. Eat it cold the next day.)
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