Lots of people think that the holidays can’t be combined with healthy food. But what if we tell you that it is possible. We’ve selected our favourite healthy vegan Thanksgiving recipes from the world wide web to help you keep the pounds off and the energy flowing while celebrating one of your favourite days of the year.
Thanksgiving equals whole roasted turkey for most of you. But we all know that turkey is acidic for our bodies. A great alternative is this delicious whole roasted cauliflower from Jamie Oliver. It’s way faster to make than a turkey, healthier and so delicious.
I love Vegan Richa. Her recipes are so tasteful and full of spices. These pumpkin biscuits with sage and thyme are so amazing. It’s been a while since I made them, but I am definitely going to add these to my holiday menu this year. They are easy to make and Vegan Richa gives you also the option to make them gluten free. Try them with some vegan gravy (next recipe).
We all love our biscuits with gravy, so the gravy cannot be left out. We’ve found an easy tasty vegan gravy recipe without mushrooms that you will want to pour over your whole plate. Kitchen Treaty Vegan Onion Gravy only uses 6 ingredients. It doesn’t get easier than that. In the recipe they use butter but they give you a vegan option. You can use vegan butter instead mixed with olive oil or only use olive oil.
Looking for a great starter? This creamy Butternut Squash Parsley dip from One Green Planet will get you started off the right track with your family and friends.
For my early Thanksgiving dinner with friends this year I was in charge of the veggies. One of the veggie dishes I brought was the maple glazed carrot salad of Bryant Terry’s Afro-Vegan cookbook. I love this recipe because it has it all: sweet, savoury, zesty, fresh and a crunch. I prefer to substitute the peanuts for roasted almonds in this recipe to make it more alkaline. But it’s the holidays so we can be a little bad, right?
Another great starter I have to share with you guys is this beautiful Aubergine and Mint Bruschetta by Jamie Oliver. It is heaven! Your guests will love it. I told my boyfriend last time if we only had to eat this for the whole night I would be totally happy Ha! We got creative in the kitchen and used grilled zucchini too.
Thanksgiving isn’t Thanksgiving without some good old stuffing. How about this Dried Fruit and Toasted Nut stuffing from Martha Stewart. Snoop dog seems to approve of her so why wouldn’t you. This stuffing is just pure decadence.
To add some greens to the plate, a good salad is a great option. How about this creamy hearty and healthy Garlicky Kale Salad With Crispy Chickpeas by the Minimalist Baker.
And a Thanksgiving meal is nothing without a beautiful desert. These cute easy to make Mini Pumpkin Pie Tarts from Oh She Glows are a perfect finish to a wonderful plant-based dinner with friends. And who wouldn’t love to have their own little pie without needing to share with others! ButMaybe you should make some extra as people probably will want seconds, that is if they still have some room left after all that food.