Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A Vegan Thanksgiving

This is my first  Thanksgiving as a vegan! (It is also my boyfriend's first time too ;))

And, with that being said, I have done quite a bit of research to find the best and most delicious vegan alternatives on the market.

I had been a vegetarian for about 10 years, and that meant I could eat all the sides that had dairy and eggs, so I never really felt like I would be missing out. 

But now as a vegan, most everything is out of the picture! 
---None of my mother's infamous mac n'cheese, no green bean casserole, and definitely not any homemade apple pies.---

So what is a girl to do?

I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of vegan options that I found in my local supermarket.
Sprouts Farmers Market had a whole section for just vegan Thanksgiving items!

To help you guys out, here are the best of the best! 
*I found many of these items at Safeway, Whole Foods, and Sprouts Farmers Markets*

Roasts



Field Roast Celebration Roast
This is one of my favorites simply because of the minimal prep. You just heat and serve!
Its big enough to satisfy at least 4 people, and can even be sliced thin as deli meat.
There are a couple different flavors of these roasts, but this one was the one I was able to find at all my local grocery stores.



Gardein Holiday Roast
This roast, although it has a lengthy prep, it is totally worth it.
Its has a crispy breaded outside, with a warm and chewy inside.
Plus, this one came with gravy!

Sides & Desserts

 Now, these aren't necessarily things you can buy, but instead they are some of my favorite recipes that you can make from home :)

Lentil Shepard's Pie
I made this last weekend for an early Thanksgiving and it was to die for!!

Vegan Stuffing Cakes
I might make these tomorrow! They looks so good!

Vegan Apple Pie
I have been dying for a deliciously warm apple pie ever since I became vegan and this one looks like a winner to me.

Vegan + Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie
What's better than this no-guilt pumpkin pie? Literally nothing.



I hope you guys check out these recipes and have a deliciously filling Thanksgiving.

I am so thankful for the knowledge I have gained over the years regarding animal cruelty and the ways in which the American food industry has corrupted our minds and bodies with filth.

This Thanksgiving I challenge everyone to give thanks by sparing the lives of others. I am sure you are thankful for your own life, so now let's give back.

Don't buy a turkey or ham. Instead, buy a vegan one!
 Not only will it save you so much time and stress, but the beloved tradition can still live on.

Thanksgiving is about spending time with family and friends, and I can't think of a better way than by sharing the good health that we are so capable of having.

God Bless & Happy Thanksgiving :)




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