How to Have an Easy Vegan Thanksgiving

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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, check out my 5 Ways to Survive the Holidays podcast episode.

And if you’re wanting to cook some vegan Thanksgiving dishes from scratch, check out these tasty options:

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
  • 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:

  • Pillsbury rolls
  • 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 as a bonus, I shared how to have an easy vegan Thanksgiving using some of my favorite products. What are some vegan finds that make your life easier for Thanksgiving?