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Thanksgiving Turkey Alternatives For Vegetarians, Vegans, & The Adventurous

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Being a vegetarian at Thanksgiving dinner can be hard for a plethora of reasons, especially when presented when few options at the table to eat. Luckily, most Thanksgiving dishes aren’t meat-centric and anyone with creativity (or the foresight  to bring their own dish) can eat heartily–and without the turkey coma afterward!

Check out some of our ways to get through the holiday meat-free!

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carrots Thanksgiving Turkey Alternatives For Vegetarians, Vegans, & The Adventurous

Mmm. Mashed Potatoes. Carrots. Brussels Sprouts. Sweet Potatoes. Cranberry sauce. There are so many options of other things to eat the table, sometimes meat is not missed. Make sure meat is not used in the dishes (like bacon on Brussels Sprouts) and if you are vegan, set aside carrots and other buttered vegetables before they get doused. Instead, slather on some omega rich margarine and nutritional yeast.

The same goes for buttery mashed potatoes. Switch out the butter for vegan margarine and some soy milk. Make a delicious gravy from tomatoes–sort of like a marinara sauce.

If you are going somewhere where you can’t help cook, prepare a few vegetarian or vegan dishes at home to bring. Some of our favorites: Kale with Cranberries & Walnuts, Quinoa and Pomegranate Salad With Toasted Walnuts, Zucchini Cakes.

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