vKind’s Guide to a Vegan Thanksgiving Feast: from DIY to frozen!

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Thanksgiving means different things to different people. For some, it means enjoying hours in the kitchen and sharing creations with those you love. For others, it means spending time with friends and family outside of the kitchen. 

Whether you’re feeling like more of a hard-working hare, rational rabbit, or lazy bunny this Thanksgiving—you can still keep it vegan.

Approach 1: For the Hard-Working Hares

A bunny who doesn’t mess around with processed or pre-prepared ingredients.

For those who want to dive into their kitchen this Thanksgiving, take full advantage of Forks Over Knives’ 100+ Thanksgiving recipes to wow your non-vegan dinner guests. 

Divided into soups, appetizers, salads, mains, sides, and desserts, these delicious, original, seasonal and healthy recipes serve all palettes! 

We LOVE the custom menu feature–add your favorite recipes to your “menu” and have it emailed to you.

Stand-out dishes: Sweet Potato Mini Galettes, Polenta Shepherd’s Pie with Lentils, and Almond-Oat Cookie Bars with Pumpkin Frosting! 

Perfect for the bunny who loves to cook and wants to convert non-vegan bunny family members.

Approach 2: For the Rational Rabbits

The practical bunny who enjoys cooking, but with some assistance. 

OPTION A: Turkey-Free Feast from The Herbivorous Butcher

The Turkey-Free Feast from The Herbivorous Butcher feeds 8-10, with a selection of plant-based meats and cheeses that will pair amazingly with any vegan Thanksgiving sides you’d like to serve it with! When was the last time you had a VEGAN stuffed turkey and fig brie?!

Perfect for all the vegan bunnies out there missing classic turkey, meats and cheeses! 

OPTION B: Thanksgiving box from Purple Carrot

Purple Carrot’s Thanksgiving box has become so popular that only Purple Carrot subscribers can order—but we’re certain the quality of this Thanksgiving feast will be enough to leave you wanting more throughout the year!

With dishes like quinoa-stuffed delicata squash and rustic ciabatta stuffing, you’re able to enjoy a gourmet Thanksgiving meal with half the effort. 

Perfect for the health conscious bunny who wants to cook a nutritious Thanksgiving feast without all the washing, chopping and shopping! 

Approach 3: For the Lazy Bunnies

Those who’d rather spend Thanksgiving enjoying the company of others and less time preparing the food.  

OPTION A: Herb Crusted Turk’y Dinner from Veestro

For those who want to minimize cooking and shopping at all costs, Veestro is here to save your Thanksgiving with their Herb Crusted Turk’y Dinner. Serves 1 person per meal, with a minimum order of 10 meals. 

The best part? All meals come prepared and ready to heat and eat in 5 minutes.

Perfect for individuals, friendsgivings, or small families who’d like to pop their whole Thanksgiving meal into the microwave! 

Don’t have 10 people? Try some of Veestro’s other meals to get you through the holidays season—vegan

OPTION B: Vegan store-bought roasts! 

For those who prefer an a la carte Thanksgiving made of their own favorite dishes plus a juicy, meatless roast, NoPigNeva andTrader Joe’s have delicious turkey-free roasts available in time for Thanksgiving! 

ROAST 1: All Vegetarian Vegan Holiday Roast 

Available on NoPigNeva

If you’re looking to splurge a bit more on your easy-peasy roast, All Vegetarian’s Vegan Holiday Roast available on NoPigNeva is stuffed with a delicious blend of 15 whole food ingredients including a mix of wild mushrooms, taro, lotus seeds, red quinoa, taro, sweet potatoes, chestnuts, and more!

Perfect for the low maintenance bunny with high maintenance taste buds! 

ROAST 2: Breaded Turkey-less Stuffed Roast from Trader Joe’s

As usual, Trader Joe’s takes frozen food to another level with its Breaded Turkey-less Stuffed Roast. Stuffed with wild rice, cranberries, celery and onions, this roast even comes with it’s own vegan gravy! 

Perfect for bunnies on a budget.

However you choose to feast this year, rest easy knowing that you are not contributing to the 45 million turkeys that are slaughtered every year for thanksgiving. Instead, you are subtracting from it.

Being the change starts at the table, and making the shift to choose vegan even during tough family holidays speaks volumes to those around you!

Happy Thanksgiving from the vKind Team.


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