That golden bird usually gets the most attention on Thanksgiving, but these plant-based dishes will give any turkey a run for its money. Bonus? Every recipe here is kid-tested and easy enough for busy parents to pull off.
Plant-based Thanksgiving snacks + starters
If there's one thing I've learned about enticing kids to eat more veggies it's this: don't underestimate the power of dip. Especially when it looks fancy.
Gussy up a package of store-bought hummus with this gorgeous upgrade.
Plant-based Thanksgiving salads + sides
Pears, walnuts, sweet potatoes! I love a salad like this for kids because you can add (or take out) anything you need to make it enjoyable for everyone.
Careful. My kids ask for this ruby red, tangy and just-sweet-enough sauce year-round. But trust me,
it's worth it.
The secret to making cruciferous vegetables taste good is simple: roast them! And in this case, add a familiar (and often beloved) food like sweet potatoes. Bathe the whole thing in maple syrup and who can resist?
Use coconut oil in place of butter and you'll still have a hit with this one.
Plant-based celebration-worthy Thanksgiving entrees
This is my go-to dish for feeding vegetarians at Thanksgiving. For a vegan version, skip the feta.
This satisfying stew is practically a celebration in a pan. Bonus: let the kids help cut out a few
shapes for the biscuits on top.
Plant-based Thanksgiving desserts
Pumpkin keeps this cake moist without adding any dairy. For a vegan dessert, substitute the eggs with either a mashed banana or ½ cup applesauce.
It doesn't get any more colorful, sweet or simple with this all-in-one tart. Stay vegan by using coconut oil in place of butter.