Healthy Plant Based Recipe Round-Up, Perfect for Thanksgiving

The holiday season is here! It came so quick; Thanksgiving is literally right around the corner. In this recipe round up, I am sharing delicious and indulgent plant based recipes that are perfect to enjoy on Thanksgiving. Who says that vegetables can’t be super satisfying?! From appetizers, entrees, side dishes and yummy desserts like sweet potato bourbon pie,  there is something for everyone. Make one of these recipes and take it to your Thanksgiving dinner, I promise it will be a hit. People won’t even know it’s plant based! 

Appetizer

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I mean seriously, how cute is this?! So much more exciting than a regular veggie tray. It’s not all that hard to make either. Grab a few toothpicks, a knife and all the veggies! Get the full tutorial from Mommy on the Money HERE

Entrees & Sides 

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Sweet potato and tempeh happen to be two of my favorite things. This recipe has a delicious glaze and is oh so good. Use this as a side or as entree for the vegetarians in your family. My favorite brand of tempeh: Lightlife. Tastes so much better than the others! 

Rosemary Wild Rice Stuffed Mushrooms wild-rice-stuffed-mushrooms4

These make great finger food, are easy to make, look pretty and taste divine. What more do you need?! Recipe from Plant Strong Vegan HERE

Butternut Squash and Kale Salad

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Butternut squash and kale are another two of my favorite things. I included this salad in the Thanksgiving menu a few years ago and it has been a tradition since. This paired with the sweet potato + tempeh would be SO YUM! Not a fan of kale, you will probably still like this salad. My extended family has been converted! Grab the recipe HERE

Pumpkin Hemp Soup IMG_7700

This pumpkin soup makes a great second course or it can be the star of the Thanksgiving meal. Its savory, warm and hits the spot on those winter days. Recipe HERE

Pumpkin Rice Bowl with Maple Balsamic Tempehtempeh-pumpkin-rice-high-res-6

Pumpkin rice bowl with maple balsamic tempeh. Need I say more?  just YUM! πŸ˜› This is a great option if you are looking to sub something for Turkey, but aren’t feeling the Tofurky, you know what I’m saying?! Recipe HERE

Dessert 

Baked Apple 

left: before cooking. right: after cooking.

A baked apple is the perfect holiday dessert. It is warm and tastes like comfort food, and still healthy. Make a single serving or 12. Easy to make ahead of time in the crock pot too! Grab the recipe HERE

Sweet Potato Bourbon Pie e4b5ccc9-5e48-4b2f-ade8-6f06c1fc8f9a

This delicious pie from Betty Rocker is the bomb.com! It is as good as it sounds. The best part, it is gluten free and dairy free. I also loved that isn’t super complicated to make. The pic above is from when I made this pie last year. This year, I be bringing some coconut cream to put on top. YUM! Get the recipe from Betty Rocker HERE

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