I must say, my first vegetarian Thanksgiving was a huge success! I may have “missed out” on turkey, stuffing, and gravy, but I sure do not feel like I missed much! Following depicts “What I Ate…for Thanksgiving!”
The morning started out with a delicious pumpkin treat:
Two of the Happy Herbivore Maple-Kissed Pumpkin Muffins that I posted about yesterday. These muffins are vegan, perfectly moist, and amazingly pumpkiny . Basically, they are really good! And did I mention, super easy to make? I paired them with a bowl of Greek vanilla yogurt and fresh blueberries. I also snacked on a banana mid-morning to give me fuel for cooking and to tied me over until our afternoon Thanksgiving meal.
On my family’s meal plan for this Thanksgiving:
For the Meat Eaters
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
A Jello Salad
For the Non-Meat Eaters (ME!)
Green Bean Casserole
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
Apple Sauce (a standard side to our meals)
Wheat and White Rolls
Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Topping
Besides making muffins for breakfast, I selected a main dish and two sides that I would prepare for the Thanksgiving feast…
I was very pleased with how all of my dishes tasted, and was fully satisfied with my first vegetarian Thanksgiving meal. I did not miss the turkey one bit! After a plate full of food…
…followed by seconds , I packed up some leftovers to take to my boyfriend, who unfortunately had to work. This is actually one of the first Thanksgivings in years that I have not had to work, for which I was very grateful. I let my belly rest a bit, and then finished off my first vegetarian Thanksgiving with my first taste (in years) of pumpkin pie.
I never used to like pumpkin pie or whipped topping, but since my eating habits have changed this past year, so have my taste buds. I am finding a new love for so many foods that I never thought/knew I liked. It makes meals fun!
I want to end this post by wishing everyone a happy, safe, and relaxing Thanksgiving with your loved ones. I hope you have had a fabulous day so far and continue to have a great night. I am thankful for each of you and your willingness to read my posts everyday. Keep reading!