Thanksgiving will be here before you know it, and it’s impossible to start planning for the holiday too early. This goes double for plant-based eaters who have to work around a mountain of traditional thanksgiving essentials.
Whether you’re hosting an exclusively plant-based dinner with like-minded foodies or having a classic thanksgiving with family and friends of all different diets, we’ve got you covered. This article will recommend essential Thanksgiving items to ensure that no matter what shape your celebration takes, every can feel included.
All products are available on Amazon.com, and have information on gluten-free and soy-free products as well.
1. Edward and Sons Mashed Potatoes
Source: Edward and Sons Mashed Potatoes
Mitch Says: “Quick and easy to make , taste like instant mashed potatoes but is good when in a hurry without time to really cook . Like that these are organic . Organic Potatoes are important because from what I have heard Potatoes are the highest sprayed with pesticides due to the amount of pest that invade the potato plants .. So whenever possible we choose organic when it comes to potatoes .”
2. Trader Joe’s Cranberry Sauce
Source: Trader Joe’s Cranberry Sauce
3. Pacific Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce Cranberries
One user says: “This would be a five star product if it were a bit less sweet. Overall, though, I find it to be a quality product, which is better than any of the other cranberry sauces on the market.”
4. Field Roast Grain Meat
Source: Field Roast Grain Meat
Field Roast Grain Meat is made from grains with squash, apples, mushrooms and wheat gluten.
One user says: “This was pretty good although I overcooked it. Tasted like meat loaf.”
5. Amy’s Light in Sodium Butternut Squash Soup
6. Pacific Foods Organic Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
Pacific Foods Organic Creamy Butternut Squash Soup is gluten free. $4.99.
Kristann says: “This is a very good soup. It is tasty in the cold weather. It comes nicely packaged, It is healthy, just a bit high in price for me.”
Source: Bou Gravy Cubes
8. Pacific Mushroom Gravy
Source: Pacific Mushroom Gravy
Justin says: “It’s great to find a vegan gravy but it’s pretty thin and doesn’t really taste like gravy.”
9. Road’s End Organics Quick Gravy
Source: Road’s End Organics Quick Gravy
One user says: “I can’t say that I experienced a mouthful of Shitake flavor on my first taste but I was pleased nonetheless. It was easy to mix and thickened quickly. I was in the market for a lower calorie, lower fat, lower salt (?) alternative to canned and packaged gravies that I could use for weeknight menus. I love those old fashioned hearty casseroles that my mother used to make but have become “unhealthy” in my older years.”
10. 365 Everyday Value, Organic Multigrain Stuffing Mix
365 Everyday Value, Organic Multigrain Stuffing Mix is made from a USDA organic vegan recipe. $2.39.
11. BFree Rolls
Source: BFree Rolls
BFree Rolls are Certified gluten free (GFCO), Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Soy Free, High Fiber, Non GMO, Low Fat, High Protein, Kosher Certified and contains no added sugar. $34.67 for a bundle of three pack.
12. R.W. Knudsen Cider & Spice
Source: R.W. Knudsen Cider & Spice
13. OrgraN All Purpose Rice Crumbs
One user says: “This is the closest to panko crumbs. It makes a great meatloaf, too. I highly recommend this product. It’s easy to substitute for bread crumbs ( the gluten kind).”
14. CherryVale Farms Cornbread Mix
Source: CherryVale Farms Cornbread Mix
The Really Great Food Company Gluten Free Cornbread Muffin Mix is Certified Gluten Free mix without Dairy, Soy, Eggs, Nuts, Non-GMO – Kosher, Paleo friendly and is Certified Vegan. $6.79
Make Your Own Thanksgiving Essentials:
Of course you can create all your Thanksgiving essentials yourself! Check out these three recipes, courtesy of the Food Monster App.
Rosemary Wild Rice Stuffed Mushrooms [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
These Rosemary Wild Rice Stuffed Mushrooms by Jamie Bevia re breathtaking to look at, delightful to eat, and will impress all your friends at the next cocktail party you host. Meaty mushroom caps are stuffed with a rosemary-infused wild rice, a subtle array of spices, finished with crispy bread crumbs, and then roasted to perfection.
Savory Mushroom Gravy
Source: Savory Mushroom Gravy
These mushrooms give a rich, meaty taste this dish. Katie Koteen‘s Savory Mushroom Gravy uses cremini mushrooms along with thyme, sage, and a little white wine to make a flavorful gravy that will be delicious on everything.
These Calcium-Packed Navy Beans Biscuits and Roasted Garlic Gravy by Kelly Williams are super healthy and absolutely scrumptious. Navy beans make their way into the two main components of this savory plate of biscuits and gravy, and almond milk and tempeh help increase the calcium content.
If you’re looking for more hearty vegan dishes to make, check out our Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide, 15 Hearty, Meat-Free Casserole Recipes That Will Keep You Warm and Cozy, and 15 Vegan Recipes For the True Potato Lover by downloading the Food Monster App. The app is available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. It’s loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly recipes and cooking tips, and has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more!
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