Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year. You get to see all of the family you want (and maybe some family you don’t), you get to eat a lot of good food, and you get to spend quality time with your loved ones you might have not seen for a while. But for the vegans out there, this holiday can be a difficult one. The traditional dishes that appear at most Thanksgiving dinner tables are not usually vegan-friendly, and unfortunately, the nature of the big Thanksgiving meal makes it extra hard to pick and choose what dishes and how they are made. Trying to enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday and time with your loved ones can be a little difficult if you are concerned with the big meal ahead. However, it’s easy to make modifications and adjustments that fit your lifestyle while still enjoying the holiday season.
Here at Coconut Whisk, we understand this struggle, and we want to do everything that we can to help. Whether that providing some incredible vegan alternatives to a common Thanksgiving dish, or providing tips on how to make it through Thanksgiving as a vegan, Coconut Whisk is here to make your vegan lifestyle easier, with our incredible collection of vegan-friendly and gluten-free holiday dishes and desserts. Keep reading to learn more.
Look for “accidentally vegan” dishes
Dishes such as steamed veggies, some biscuits and casseroles, and homemade cranberry sauce are often already vegan. Popular veggies such as sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, corn, etc. can be made without animal products while still being delicious! Talk to your family or the cook responsible for the meal and figure out what dishes will already work for you!
Veganize popular dishes
It is not as hard as you might think to modify classic Thanksgiving holiday dishes to make them vegan. Love mashed potatoes? Make them with vegan butter and milk. Love biscuits but not the ones your Mom made full of butter? Request a version made with vegan buttermilk instead, or make and bring your own! For the piece de resistance, the turkey, there are a variety of options you can find to substitute for your vegan needs. Mock meat such as Tofurkey can be an awesome substitute and not let you feel awkward or left out of the meal.
Bring an innovative vegan dish to get others interested in vegan food
While many people might think that veganism just leads to a boring diet, we know being vegan doesn’t have to be boring. And bringing fun dishes to your Thanksgiving table can let others know that fact as well! You can try out a variety of recipes such as our Coconut Whisk Artichoke Dip, Mushroom & Quinoa Stuffed Pumpkins or Lentil Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. These are some great vegan-friendly dishes that will fit the Thanksgiving holiday theme, show your loved ones how tasty and fun a vegan lifestyle can be!
Bring vegan holiday desserts
Desserts can be just as good as, if not better than, the main dishes on a Thanksgiving table. Luckily Coconut Whisk has an incredible collection of holiday desserts that are vegan friendly for you, and tastebud-friendly for the whole family! These options are great for providing a vegan option for everyone without trying to change the menu too much. Some awesome options include making a batch of Coconut Whisk Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies, a Vegan Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies or Mini Pecan Pie Tarts. If you are a little worried about your veganism during the Thanksgiving holidays, our collection of vegan-friendly holiday desserts could be just what you need!
A Vegan Thanksgiving with Coconut Whisk
Overall, Thanksgiving is about community and family, and the experience you get to have. And your choice to live a vegan lifestyle shouldn’t change that experience. That’s why Coconut Whisk is proud to provide our selection of vegan and gluten-free mixes and products for you. Spend your day outside of food! Watch football, hang with family and friends, and enjoy the fall weather. It’s Thanksgiving, be grateful for everything you have! And when it comes to the big meal, try to use some of these tips so you can keep the enjoyment going!