BY :Toni OkamotoPUBLISHED : November 6th, 2018UPDATED: August 17th, 2021
Thanksgiving can be a stressful time in general, but especially if you’re trying to eat plant-based! So, to make life a little easier for you, I’ve put together some resources that will help ease your cooking. I know that when I first became a vegetarian, I didn’t even realize that Thanksgiving and Christmas may be challenging because of all the hidden meat (like the gravy and stuffing, etc.). I spent a lot of time watching my family chow down on delicious-looking food. Now you don’t have to be in that awkward (and hungry) situation because I’m gonna hook you up with some easy hacks!
If you’re in need of a pep talk, this episode of The Plant-Powered People Podcast is extremely helpful:
And did you know there are A TON of pre-made, store-bought, accidentally vegan options for Thanksgiving? Pick up one of these and bring it to share with the fam. In this video, Michelle Cehn and I give our recommendations.
Here are some of the products we discuss:
Sara Lee’s apple and cherry frozen pies
Soyatoo’s soy whip, I also love So Delicious Coco Whip (tastes like Cool Whip)
Betty Crocker’s boxed mashed potatoes
Tofurky’s premade gravy
Canned cranberry Sauce
Rainbow rolls with Earth Balance butter
Mrs. Cubbison’s Vegetable Stuffing
Some other notable products:
Bisquick for rolls
Marie Calendars frozen pie crusts
And when it comes to vegan centerpieces, there are now so many options! We did a taste test to explain how they’re all different! This year my family is serving the Gardein roast and Field Roast En Croute.
And, lastly, here are some cute ways to spruce up your table (click the images for the tutorials):
About Toni Okamoto
"They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy.
My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy,
'Cause true wealth comes from good health and wise ways...
we got to start taking better care of ourselves " - Dead Prez