When you’re vegan and it’s the holidays, it might be a little nerve-wracking to think about how you’re going to nourish yourself in the midst of turkey, giblets, ham, creamy mashed potatoes, and the scores of additional less-than-nutritional offerings during Thanksgiving. At The Delgado Protocol, we cannot stress enough what a balanced vegetable-based diet can do for your health and wellness. You have the discipline to examine the source of what you put into your body and how it affects your health, so the holidays should be a reason to celebrate your health, not to be chastised or seen as the outcast just because you’d like some vegan-friendly fare wherever you decide to go this Thanksgiving.
Fear not, friends. We have some ideas and tips to make your Thanksgiving special. We’ll give you some popular dishes that will energize you so you can play with those nieces, nephews, and second cousins. Some of your relatives might even be sneaking a taste of your creations while nobody is looking.
It’s All About the Sides
So you’re smart enough to know that turkey is not a big deal. You’re not impressed by that bulbous, gaudy bird as it sits in the middle of the table. You might even laugh at how much preparation went into it. Who has time for that? Since you’ve written off turkey and ham, it’s important that you have plenty of sides to choose from. Vegan green bean casserole, sweet potatoes with cranberry sauce, Brussel sprouts, or any type of cruciferous vegetables will do.
Now let’s talk salads, salads, and more salads. Get creative and pull out all the stops, if you’re going to be contributing only a salad this year. Bring multiple options if you have the means and inspiration: maybe an Asian salad, maybe a vegan-friendly Cobb salad — leave out the egg and bacon, substitute roasted beets, avocado, cucumber, grilled asparagus, and quinoa. Add almonds, walnuts, and sunflower seeds to your salads for protein.
What About a Main Dish?
Don’t be intimidated if you’re thinking about bringing an alternative main dish. In this day and age, more and more people are seeing the light: that animal-based proteins are more harmful than beneficial to the human body, that a diet of vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, and other whole foods that come from the earth will set you up for a much healthier, longer life. So others at your Thanksgiving soiree might be on the same page already. In such cases, go ahead and bring a main dish.
Chickpea cutlets, tarts, or maybe polenta stacks with grilled squash drizzled with reduction glaze. You can make some fun Thanksgiving kebobs out of shitake mushrooms, onions, red and green peppers, Yukon gold potatoes, and sweet potatoes with vegan marshmallows. Make a few miniature vegetable pot pies stuffed with carrots, peas, celery, and potatoes with a cream sauce made entirely of cashews and savory spices.
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