Thanksgiving Table

Simple Swaps for a Plant-Based Thanksgiving



Looking to turn part or all of your Thanksgiving meal plant-based? Here are some simple swaps you can make to plant-ify your dinner.

This Thanksgiving, why eat turkey? After all, turkeys--like all birds raised for food--endure nightmarish lives at factory farms from the moment they’re born until they’re killed. What’s more, there are seemingly endless alternatives that will spice up your Thanksgiving table. Here are some easy ways to make your Thanksgiving meal more, or fully, plant-based.

Instead of turkey for your main dish, try...

  • Tofu
  • Mushrooms
  • Tempeh

Instead of butter on your rolls and mashed potatoes, try...

  • Earth Balance vegan butter
  • Jam
  • Nutritional yeast and plant-based cheeses

Instead of mac and cheese, try...

  • Wild rice
  • Plant-based macaroni and cheese

Instead of turkey-flavored stuffing, try...

  • Better Than Bouillon
  • Vegetable broth

Instead of gravy, try...

  • Mushroom gravy
  • Vegetable broth gravy

Do you have a favorite plant-based Thanksgiving swap that we didn’t mention? Feel free to tweet us @MoveTheWorldUS with your fav plant-based Thanksgiving dishes!

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