Give These Turkey-Free Thanksgiving Foods A Try

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This Thanksgiving, let’s give turkeys something to be thankful for – compassionate cooking. During this time of gratitude, we can show appreciation for these smart, social and curious birds by leaving them OFF our holiday tables.

While some turkeys (like Tallulah, pictured below at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary) are lucky to live out their lives in safety at animal sanctuaries across the country, each Thanksgiving 46 million turkeys are not so lucky. And every day, millions more are are suffering and dying in miserable conditions on factory farms, as our investigations have exposed.

tallulah-poplar-springs ThanksgivingThe good news is that it’s easy to prepare a meatless holiday meal that will have all your guests — and turkeys –saying “Thank You.”

Below are some of our favorite products and recipes that will make your Thanksgiving celebration shine.


For the centerpiece dish of your holiday table, try one of these oven-ready main courses: Gardein Holiday Roast or Savory Stuffed Turk’y, Tofurky Feast, or Field Roast Hazelnut Cranberry Roast En Croute.

Sides: Like on any holiday, the sides are sometimes really the stars of the menu. Try these comforting dishes from mashed potatoes, herbed vegan gravy, and of course, don’t forget the holiday stuffing.

Desserts: It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie, right? For more delicious dessert ideas, try this pecan pie and apple crisp. And you can wash it all down with this egg-free festive nog.

For more recipes, ideas and more to help you explore and enjoy plant-based eating during the holidays and beyond, please visit The animals thank you.

To learn more about turkeys, and why we should leave them in the wild, out of factory farms and off of our plates, check out this new blog post all about turkeys. Better yet, visit a sanctuary and get to know a turkey yourself — you’ll be glad you did.

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