Friday, November 16, 2012

REQUESTS: Vegan at Thanksgiving Starter Kit!

It's time for a vegan Thanksgiving! Whether you are the only vegan in the family or expecting a vegan guest, there are endless possibilities to make a seamless Thanksgiving for omnivores and herbivores alike! This turkey-free approved guide offers fast and easy ideas that will have turkeys writing 'Thank You' notes for days! Let's check it out!

The Turkey
The staple of every Thanksgiving. Luckily, there are a handful of delicious, vegan turkey alternatives that can feed a couple guests or an entire family!

For 1-4 Guests: (Also great to bring with you to a non vegan household)

Gardein Stuffed Turk'y /Turk'y Cutlet
Under $6 and delicious alternative. Easiest to prepare.

Trader Joe's Turkey-less Turkey With Gravy
Bigger serving. Comes with gravy packet and easy to prepare! (Around $10)

Tofurky Roast
Comes in a big, round ball and is easy to prepare! (More expensive but easy to find)

For an Entire Family: (10 or more)

Vegetarian Plus Vegan Whole Turkey
An impressive look-a-like to an authentic turkey! A must have for vegans and non-vegans! Difficult to find.

Now that we have the centerpiece out of the way, there are plenty of easy vegan side recipes that are an exceptional compliment to all that turkey! These dishes are simple, traditional and can be enjoyed by everyone!

Green Beans and Sauteed Onions
Tastes delicious with Lemon

Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Dairy ingredients swapped with Soy Milk and Vegan Butter

Garden Salad
With Balsamic Vinaigrette or Italian Dressing

Roasted Red Potatoes
With Olive Oil and Rosemary

Ciabatta Bread
Chopped Garlic and Tomatoes on Toasted Bread dressed with Balsamic Vinegar and Basil

Veggie Platter
With Peanut Butter or Italian Dressing as a dip

Cranberry Sauce
No Gelatin!

Last minute planning for Thanksgiving has never been easier! With the amount of food needing to be prepared, these fast, easy vegan options makes having a vegan Thanksgiving as easy as saying 'gobble!' Corny, I know, but so true.

Ever try any vegan turkey alternatives of your own? Have any vegan Thanksgiving tips that you would like to share? Let us know in the comments below!

Happy Thanksgiving!


1 comment:

  1. I make Thanksgiving dinner for my family every year. All my favorite sides will be vegan-ized this year. I am planning on making a turkey for the rest of the family since they are all omnivores. I saw a great personal vegan dinner kit at Wegman's earlier today!