Alternative Thanksgiving Food

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Though we love a nice Thanksgiving meal, it’s nice to switch things up every once in a while. If you’re trying to avoid meat this holiday season or you simply don’t like the taste of turkey, here are five alternative thanksgiving options to keep you stuffed and satisfied.


  1. Tofu turkey

Probably the most obvious yet overlooked item is a tofu turkey and stuffing. This dish has all the perks of our Thanksgiving favorite with an ethical twist. Check out this recipe to try it yourself.

  1. Vegetarian Pot Pie

If tofu isn’t for you, try this hearty recipe for vegetable pot pie. This one is simple, warm, filling, and full of ingredients that will keep you satisfied.

  1. Carrot Ginger Soup

For a lighter option, try this carrot ginger soup. It pairs perfectly with fresh bread and a fall harvest salad. Find the recipe here.

  1. Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Though this is a Thanksgiving staple that many pass around the table every year, it is also a recipe that’s easy to make vegan. Simply replace butter with vegan butter and milk with almond milk to “veganize” most recipes. Check out one recipe here.

  1. Sweet potato pecan pie

And for dessert? Homemade sweet potato pie! Don’t settle for a generic pumpkin pie, try something newer and sweeter this holiday season like this


Jordan Sickon is a senior double majoring in English and Professional Writing. In addition to her position on ing, she is the copy editing director of MSU’s campus fashion magazine, VIM. She has a deep love for sweet potato fries, coffee and the Great British Baking Show. You can find her on Twitter @jordansickon.

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