Let’s face it, Thanksgiving meals are a meat-lover’s paradise. There are dishes filled with turkey, ham, duck or even the unique turducken. But not to worry herbivores, there are still plenty of great options for you.
Autumn Kale Salad
Kale, can we ever get enough of it? Start off your Thanksgiving meal with a nice refreshing salad. This leafy green vegetable has lots of nutrients, including Vitamin A and C a well as calcium and antioxidants.
Every southern Thanksgiving meal needs some type of carb on the table. For vegans, Cornbread is the answer. This recipe contains coconut oil, and researchers have found that coconut oil can reduce hypertension, risks for developing Alzheimer’s, and also fight a type of bloodstream infection.
Butternut Squash Basmati Rice
Make a boring rice recipe festive by adding butternut squash. The dish can even help with your eye health. Plus, butternut squash is a great source of vitamin A.
Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage Butter Walnut Pumpkin Butter
If you want to try a homemade pasta, pumpkin ravioli is a simple recipe to make. It will make your pumpkin spiced latte crazed friends envious. Pumpkins have many health benefits as well, as they are a good source of fiber and can help you lose weight.
Lentil and Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie
Sweet potatoes are a Thanksgiving classic. Well, second to turkey. Be creative and combine sweet potatoes with shepherd’s pie. This recipe calls for a pie stuffed with lentils, which are full of iron and potassium, as well as veggies and sweet potato filling.
Maple Pecan Pie
Before you roll yourself away from the table, don’t skip out on dessert. Maple pecan pie is a great option. To make it vegan friendly, add tofu. Tofu, which is a soy product, is a great source of protein and calcium.
Now you’re ready to take a nap and watch some football.
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