Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, togetherness, and, of course, feasting for everybody – and we mean everybody. For vegetarians, this holiday no longer means settling for a lackluster side salad while the turkey takes center stage. It is time to explore the world of convenient meat substitutions and hassle-free meal options for a yummy holiday celebration that will have everyone giving thanks without the fuss!
Thanksgiving’s veggie mascot
While turkey often takes the spotlight on Thanksgiving, it’s not the star of everyone’s feast. This doesn’t imply that vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians, or even those who simply want to give the busy bird a rest should be excluded from this cherished tradition. Fortunately, Tofurky’s iconic Plant-Based Roast & Gravy has become a beloved centerpiece for many vegetarians during the Thanksgiving season. This savory blend of wheat and tofu is filled with flavorful wild rice and bread crumb stuffing. It even comes with its own savory gravy, making it a convenient choice for those who want to keep the traditional flavors of Thanksgiving alive without the meat. While you’re at it, purchase the Ham Roast with Amber Ale Glaze, plant-based main course with a tender and smoky flavor, complimented by a sweet, tangy glaze.
But that is not all. Made mostly from wheat gluten, Trader Joe’s Breaded Turkey-less Stuffed Roast is stuffed with wild rice, cranberries, celery and onions, coated in a crisp breading seasoned with herbs and red pepper flakes, infusing each bite with terrifically tempting texture and taste. Or visit your local grocery store and opt for the dark, rich, and earthy taste of Field Roast’s Celebration Roast topped with its aromatic porcini mushroom gravy. Does your Thanksgiving gathering entail tons of friends and family? No problem. The vegan Turk’y Roast by Gardein is filled with flavorful brown and wild rice, cranberry, and kale filling that can be topped with its rich vegan gravy. Here’s the kicker: it serves up to 8 people.
The great secret ingredient
If you are in search of a pre-seasoned medley to elevate your holiday stuffing, then you might want to add the Holiday Vegetable Hash to your Trader Joe’s grocery list. This multifaceted gem hidden consists of dices of butternut squash, sweet potatoes, red onions, and celery. This colorful mix blends with a fragrant trio of herbs, featuring the earthy elegance of parsley, the timeless charm of sage, and the aromatic allure of rosemary. Plus, when incorporated into your stuffing, it seamlessly causes an explosion of flavor and an enticing textural dimension that elevates your holiday culinary creation.
A part of Thanksgiving includes comforting food that warms the heart. A pot pie, with its flaky pastry crust and hearty filling, is the epitome of comfort, which is why we recommend shopping at your local grocery store to grab a box of pot pie by Amy’s Kitchen. This organic brand knows a thing or two about the versatile filling options of a pot pie. The original Vegetable Pot Pie is filled with organic carrots, peas, potatoes and tofu simmered in a creamy, well-seasoned sauce inside a tender, flaky butter crust made from organic whole wheat flour. Kick it up a notch with the Broccoli Pot Pie, a tender, flaky butter crust that surrounds organic broccoli, northern russet potatoes and sweet carrots in a simple, flavorful cheese sauce.
Get wholesome with Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market wants to celebrate Thanksgiving with you in the most wholesome way! From stuffed and roasted squash to creamy mushroom gravy, Whole Foods Market offers a few tried-and-true, showstopping vegan and vegetarian recipes and soon-to-be classics. For convenience, let them do the cooking with Whole Foods Market Catering. You can also order from their holiday menu where every vegetable has the spotlight.