With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I started rounding up an assortment of Recipes to plan my Thanksgiving Feast… Click on the highlighted title of the food & get the recipe.
There are many wonderful options when it comes to veggie appetizers, as many appetizers are naturally plant-based! You could keep it simple with a veggie tray and hummus, a pickle and olive plate (my favorite), and some mixed nuts and vegan crackers... Or try out some of these amazing recipes:
Fresh veggies are such a wonderful pre-feast appetizer... Make your veggie plate extra special with this easy Raw Ranch Dip. For an extra fun twist check out this guide for how to transform your veggie plate to look like a turkey.
Thanksgiving feasts tend to be quite heavy ... So if a fresh, light, and healthy appetizer is on your Thanksgiving wish list, you'll love knowing about this yummy bean dip on cucumbers recipe.
This makes for a perfect Thanksgiving appetizer in my opinion. It's delicious, easy to make, and needs to be made ahead so you can have it chilling in your fridge ready to pull out when it's go time!
Plant-Based Thanksgiving Main Course Ideas
The traditional main course for Thanksgiving is, of course, Turkey. But if you have some vegetarians attending your feast, or want to try out something new you can make one of these plant-based main course alternatives:
If you're looking for a Thanksgiving main to wow your guests, this is it! Squash stuffed with vegan sausage, almonds, cranberries and kale. Yum!
If Sweet Potatoes and Mushrooms don't say "Plant-Based Thanksgiving" I don't know what does! But really, how incredible does this look? Delicious, beautiful, and healthy too!
If you haven't tried roasted cauliflower before you're seriously missing out... This Whole Roasted Cauliflower is easy to make and presents beautifully... And you even get to carve it up like Turkey if you're sentimental like that.
Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Yes... Bring on the all Vegan sides! For me, the side dishes are really what makes a Thanksgiving feast shine. And the great thing is there are so many amazing and all vegan side dishes to choose from! Whether you're looking for a vegan twist on an old family favorite, or something new, fresh, and healthy to mix in... Take a look at some of the amazing-looking Thanksgiving side dishes I rounded up here:
A Thanksgiving favorite, Mashed Potatoes and gravy are typically loaded with butter and cream... But just make a couple small tweaks by following this recipe and you'll have a delicious all-vegan version that's probably even better than the recipe you're used to thanks to one secret ingredient 🙂 .
Pumpkin is delicious... And no... Not only in pie format! This beautiful pumpkin salad from Nina Olsson’s book, Bowls of Goodness features pumpkin, roasted beets, and a lemon tahini dressing. Seriously delicious... What's not to love? A perfect, fresh and beautiful addition to any Thanksgiving table.
Skip the overly processed and sugared stuff out of the can and try this delicious, raw, healthy beautiful relish. This stuff is seriously delicious!
I love this recipe from Minimalistbaker.com and make it regularly... Will make a beautiful and delicious Thanksgiving side dish too.
This vegan and gluten-free stuffing from Megan at detoxinista.com will be a crowd-pleaser, especially for those with special dietary preferences.. But seriously, everyone else will love this stuffing too.
This fresh and beautiful salad from Cookieandkate.com will be a welcome addition to any Thanksgiving table.
Delectable Thanksgiving Dessert
What's Thanksgiving without dessert!? While vegan pumpkin pie is Thanksgiving essential for me… I'm excited to try out some raw vegan dessert options this year too for a healthy, beautiful and delicious ending to a wonderful Thanksgiving feast!
When you serve this Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie from Minimalistbaker.com your guests will have no idea its not the original egg and cream-loaded version... Unless of course, you tell them!
This amazingly beautiful, delicious and healthy dessert is also super easy! Whip up the easy Coconut Cream from MedicalMedium.com and serve with fresh berries... Such a wonderful treat!
I'm all about desserts that feature fresh, healthy, delicious, and in-season fruit! This Raw Spiced Pear Cobbler from thespruceeats.com is all of these things and more. Juicy sweet pears topped with a zesty spiced crumble, enjoy!
Cranberries are so underrated in my opinion... And while most of the year finding them fresh is tough... Around Thanksgiving, they're abundantly available. Take advantage of this Raw Cranberry Apple Pie from The Rawtarian.
These Pecan Pie Bliss Balls are super easy to make... And yet so incredibly delicious. I don't even feel like they need the chocolate drizzle, but hey it's Thanksgiving, so why not!? 😉
Seriously, these Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars are the perfect fusion between cheesecake and pumpkin pie... And yet somehow they still manage to be healthy!
However, you choose to celebrate this Thanksgiving... May you be blessed with joy, health, happiness and abundance! With love and blessings,
Rev. Coach Tyra Love