Whether you’re a seasoned plant-based cook or you’re looking to incorporate more vegan meals into your diet – I wanted to put together a guide of my favorite holiday recipes perfect for Thanksgiving. Complete with a grocery list that’s guaranteed to save you money. Thanks to Vitacost and their amazing prices! You can usually buy the items I’ve listed below for up to 50% less than in-store.
So give these recipes a try and be sure to check out my lists below to help you plan ahead and hopefully acquire new recipes to add to your collection. If you happen to make any of the recipes I’ve shared, please snap a photo and tag me! @PlantPhilosphy on Instagram using the hashtag #PlantPhilosophy so I don’t miss it.
What do you love making for the holidays? I always make mac and cheese, mashed potatoes and some sort of dessert. This year I’m planning on making the majority of the recipes I’ve linked below and then some. This will be my most ambitious year of cooking yet. I really want to go all out with it because this is my fourth year living a vegan lifestyle and now more than ever I’m determined and incredibly confident in cooking up a feast to share with my entire family. It’s my goal to slowly but surely ween them off of the animal products. I’ve never been so excited! I’ll be sure to share my plate on IG for those of you that follow along with that page. It’s become a tradition to show the evolution of my holiday meals. This year will be infinitely better than the one before!
If you’re interested in reading more about being vegan during the holiday season and so ways to make this time of year less stressful celebrating with others that aren’t vegan – check out my Vegan For The Holidays Advice blog post.
Vegan Thanksgiving Meals
Shepard’s Pie Stuffed Acorn Squash
Green Bean Casserole
Pumpkin Skillet Cornbread
Sweet Potato Chickpea Hash
Cranberry Chia Jam
Pumpkin Spice Hand Pies
Fresh Grocery List:
1 bag of fresh Cranberries
1 Red Apple
2-4 Acorn Squash
2-4 large Russet Potatoes
2 large Sweet Potatoes
1 pound of Green Beans
1 bunch of Green Onions
2 medium Yellow Onions
1 bag Meatless Crumble
1 bag of Mixed Frozen Vegetables
This list doesn’t included salt, pepper, non-dairy milk or baking powder. I’m assuming the majority of you already have those on hand, but please add them to the list if needed.
The great thing about this collection of recipes is that many use the same ingredients. So you can mix and match the vegetables used in say the Shepard’s Pie Stuffed Acorn Squash and the Quinoa Salad. Same goes for using the fresh herbs, they can be added or omitted according to taste. They really help make the dishes more flavorful, so give them a try if you aren’t accustomed to using them.
Not a fan of sweet cornbread? You can opt for omitting the topping and cinnamon in the base to create a classic cornbread that’s perfect for pairing with a savory meal. Alternatively the sweet version can also serve as a lighter dessert option for those that are gluten-intolerant and/or vegan.
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