My First Vegetarian Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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
Turkey
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Stuffing
A Jello Salad

For the Non-Meat Eaters (ME!)
Vegetarian Meatloaf

For Everyone
Fruit Salad
Green Bean Casserole
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
Apple Sauce (a standard side to our meals)
Wheat and White Rolls
Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Topping

My Contributions

Besides making muffins for breakfast, I selected a main dish and two sides that I would prepare for the Thanksgiving feast…

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Vegetarian Meatloaf…

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Fruit Salad…

 

 

 

 

 

 

…and Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes!

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! :)

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11 responses

  1. Thanks so much for the amazing Turkey day meal!:) it was wonderfull!:) I really enjoyed the twice baked sweet potatoes!:) you made my Turkey day! Thanks again!

  2. Everything looks delicious! I’m going to check out the vegetarian meatloaf recipe; sounds wonderful! I’m so glad you were able to enjoy a piece of pumpkin pie this year; it’s always exciting to discover new food loves. :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend! <3

  3. Looks like a super successful and tasty Thanksgiving, that’s awesome and YUM! Twice baked sweet potatoes sound divineee! And I didn’t like pumpkin pie until recently either- maybe our taste buds are maturing haha :P

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