So, back when I was a meat-eater, Thanksgiving foods never really excited me.
Stuffing is soggy bread. Turkey is dry and tasteless. Ham is way too salty. Mashed potatoes are delicious, but super duper filling. Cranberry sauce…no food should jiggle that much.
I’ve always felt pretty “meh” about the whole Thanksgiving feast idea.
Until I turned vegetarian.
Who knew that there was such a wonderful, glorious world of veggie-laden dishes perfect for a fall feast such as Thanksgiving?! My mind was pretty much blown after I realized that I could fill my plate with glorious greens, earthy grains, and ultra-succulent vegetables and have a perfectly satisfying holiday meal.
Call me a full-blown Thanksgiving convert!
But, in case you’re a serious procrastinator like me and haven’t quite finalized your menu for the big day, do not fret. I totes have you covered. I’ve compiled some of the most beautiful and tasty gluten free vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes on the interwebs all for your viewing pleasure. I hope that some of these fantastic recipes can inspire you to make it your best Thanksgiving yet!
If you already have your Thanksgiving menu all planned out, leave your ideas in the comments! We’re still a hot mess and are in need of some guidance please and thanks :)
Cheers to a turkey-free Turkey Day! ???
A Festive Start to the Day
dairy-free pumpkin spice coffee creamer for a cheaper, healthier, homemade pumpkin spice latte
oatmeal stuffed baked apples because this girl seriously knows her oatmeal
quick apple sweet potato hash to make the best possible use of this fabulous fall foliage
gluten free vegan pumpkin muffins for those who fancy dessert for breakfast
The Main Event
easy thanksgiving stuffing with quinoa and vegetables for those needing a simple make-ahead dish that will still impress your guests
raw balsamic tahini beet noodles for the hardcore veg-heads
creamy cauliflower soup for those who need a little warmth in their neck of the woods
quinoa broccoli slaw because this is the one and only dish I requested at the Fooduzzi Family Thanksgiving feast
nutty wild rice and shredded brussels sprout-stuffed mini pumpkins for those who want to add some beauty to the table
wild rice and butternut squash for those who like it colorful
easy fall vegetable risotto for some simple, creamy decadence
A Little Greenery
kale-stuffed delicata squash for those who adore toasty roasted vegetables
quick & easy quinoa harvest salad for those who like it sweet and savory
kale, persimmon, and pecan salad for those who like it seasonal
delicata squash salad with kale, pecans, and apples for adding some freshness to your plate
fall kale salad with roasted squash, dried cherries, and walnuts for a subtle pop of sweetness
Sides, Sides, Sides!
sweet potato bruschetta for some gluten free carbiness
roasted brussels sprouts with balsamic almond dressing because you’ll want this dressing on all the things
roasted root vegetables with green goddess dip because dips are the best sides
paleo biscuits because flaky carbs are the best kind of carbs
candied butternut squash for some sweet, tender goodness
healthy cornbread because it would make a perfect cornbread stuffing
scalloped sweet potatoes that prove that coconut milk is unstoppable
A Sweet Finish
apple pie stuffed apples because pie crust is totally overrated
pumpkin peanut butter truffles because the only way peanut butter could get any better is by adding pumpkin spice
pumpkin bars for those who want something easier than, yet equally delicious to, pie
vegan peanut butter apple crisp because apples and peanut butter are always a match made in heaven
healthy caramel fudge apple slices for those who don’t discriminate between fudge and caramel apples
pumpkin pie parfaits for those who like to eat pinky-up
raw vegan pecan pie for the raw foodies in da house
the best gluten free vegan pumpkin pie for those who won’t settle for anything but the best
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Be sure to check back here on Monday for my addictive dairy-free whipped cream recipe (psst…it’s spiked with pumpkin spice!!)
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