Thanksgiving Without The Bird

5 Vegan Alternatives

The Skinny

Thanksgiving is almost upon us and family squabbles aside, it’s a great day to together and munch out. But what about those with food allergies or restrictions, vegans or those people looking to cut down on the calorie count out of necessity or simply to avoid gaining a Turkey Day Ten. Don’t worry. WellWell is here to help with some appropriate alternatives to a menu of traditional dishes. Dig down and enjoy.

The Slate

Sweet Potato Casserole

Love sweet potato combo but need to avoid dairy and gluten? Don’t worry, here’s a dairy free gluten free option. This casserole comes out hot and creamy on the inside and crispy on top. Part of this recipe is made in an Instant Pot to speed things along. It is also soy free, nut free, and vegan. Oh yeah, dairy-free butter is used.

Dairy Free Caramel Apple Pie

Don’t give up on apple pie. Remember, apple pie is largely fruit-based so if it is made right—like this recipe—it should be a good choice for anyone wanting to trim calories. The combination of Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Vanilla and ground flax seed make it dairy free as well.

Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a must at Thanksgiving. But they have to be thick and creamy to carry the taste load. Rice milk—and this recipe—is where the answer is found. Prepare this when your turkey is almost done but give yourself enough time to boil the spuds. The dish is vegan as well.

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Even if you don’t like it, you kinda love Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup. Thankfully, we’ve got a neat dairy-free alternative. It is inexpensive and easy to make with ingredients you probably already have. There are various milk alternatives from rice to cashew or coconut milk.

Seitan with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce

Every Thanksgiving needs a centerpiece and some gravy or some sauce to help smooth things out. But for vegetarians or vegans it means the traditional bird is out. That is where this Seitan and mushroom sauce combo is ready to step in. This dish offers the same satisfaction as meat and the rich mushroom and wine sauce adds the wow factor without adding butter or cream. It comes down to seasoning and great ingredients.

Eyes Up

We’re always looking for suggestions for alternatives. Contact us at info@wellwellusa.com if you have some.

 

 

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