Vegan Thanksgiving Menu {Recipes}

Let me start off by wishing you the warmest, loveliest Thanksgiving ever. I personally have so much to be grateful for this year 🙂 — my baby bump is growing and our hearts are filled with joy. I am healthy and love my life and what I do. What could be better than that?

For many of you, this is going to be your first plant-based Thanksgiving, and you might be wondering if there is anything you will be able to eat tomorrow. So, I wanted to take a few minutes to share a few ideas with you–I will be making some of the dishes myself tomorrow.

Vegan Thanksgiving Menu {Recipes}

Drinks

  • Herbal Teas

Salads/Appetizers

  • Any good green salad 🙂

Main Course

  • Vegan Mashed potatoes [you can mash potatoes with vegan sour cream, cream cheese and almond milk]
  • Vegan mushroom gravy [saute finely chopped mushrooms and onions with seasoning, add almond milk and vegan cream cheese–when it melts and warms up, add a spoonful of flour or potato starch to thicken, salt to taste–YUM!]
  • Vegan stuffing–you can find some at a local Whole Foods–make it with celery and dried cranberries or raisins
  • Green beans–instead of baking your beans until they lose all nutrition, considering lightly sauteing them with water, or minimal amount of oil, and onions+seasoning
  • Fresh cranberry sauce–in a food processor or a blender, chop fresh cranberries with a sweetener of your choice: brown rice syrup, maple syrup, or honey [non-vegan], add a bit of lemon or orange zest for extra flavor–you are set!

I would strongly advise against all meat mimicking foods–if we quit eating the “real” stuff that was so bad for us, why would we try so hard to replace it?  Just leave it and enjoy the real and good plant foods!

Dessert

  • Apple Pie
  • Yams–bake or boil yams, and mash with a tiny hit of brown rice, maple or date syrup and cinnamon and enjoy
  • Banana ice cream [you can also make Popsicles of the same thing!] served up with some Macadamia nuts and melted vegan chocolate over it

Is your mouth salivating yet?  I sure hope so!  See, there is too much plant-based goodness to enjoy to miss its harmful animal-based counterparts.

Have a fantastic and grateful Thanksgiving! I am personally thankful for all of my readers, and for all of you who are taking steps toward better health and becoming your own health and wellness advocates.

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