Thanksgiving Plant-Based Menu Recipes & Tips
Trying to select a dish to pass or preparing a whole Thanksgiving dinner is no easy task, but have no fear. We put together this menu full of healthy, easy-to-prepare, mouth-watering holiday favorites. Since the holidays can be a busy time of the year we also included plant-based dinner tips to help make life a little easier:
- Make a plan: Pick out recipes and put together a grocery list to go shopping at least a few days in advance. There are a number of convenient apps that can help you do that such as Anylist and Paprika.
- Bake ahead: You can make desserts, sauces, gravies, and stuffing ahead of time. The flavors of the stuffing can actually get better overnight! Just reheat and serve.
- Prep your vegetables: Chop, slice, or dice your vegetables the day before to save some time on the big day.
- Make your own broth: Save your vegetable scraps from prepping your vegetables to create your own vegetable stock. To make, place the vegetables (approximately 4 or 5 cups of vegetable scraps) in a 4-quart stockpot. Cover with cold water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for around 45 – 55 minutes. Can be used to saute veggies, as a gravy base and more.
- Storing leftovers: Glass containers that are oven safe are the optimal storage containers for the refrigerator and freezer. This way you reheat your meals in the same container in the oven and minimize dish washing. BPA-free freezer bags work great for freezing lots of different items and mason jars are perfect for storing dressings and sauces.
Plant-Based Thanksgiving Menu
Thanksgiving Entrée Recipes
Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
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