A Vegan Thanksgiving Menu Even the Kids Will Love!
When I was a kid, I remember Thanksgiving was just a boring holiday that needed to hurry up and pass by so we could move on to Christmas. Bland, brown-toned Thanksgiving food + football being the only thing on tv all day + too cold to play outside = complete boredom for a child. Now that I’m more mature grown up I love Thanksgiving time and look forward to the delicious foods, the gorging yourself until you can’t move and laying around on the couch all day inside where it’s nice and warm. But my kids aren’t buying into it. And being vegan adds another twist to it.
So the my challenge this year is how do I make a Thanksgiving meal that will satisfy the entire family? (Including my not-quite-vegetarian, sort of vegan sometimes when he wants to be husband.)
-greens (gotta get those greens in!!! I’m making a southern-style vegan greens recipe similar to this one)
(I may be forced to make Chickenless Nuggets for my kids, or you could bake a lentil loaf)
Here’s a statistic for you before you go.
It’s not to make anyone feel bad, just food for thought. If you can’t handle going without a traditional Thanksgiving turkey this Thursday, you can spend the entire next year considering it.
It’s been said that 45 million….yes, million…turkeys are raised each year on factory farms for Thanksgiving ALONE! They live a horrible life just so they can end up our plates for a “thankful” meal. Real change starts with one person.