Get ready for the biggest food holiday of the year with my 30 delicious and MAINLY healthy vegetarian dishes for Thanksgiving. Because life is all about balance! Right?
Thanksgiving has become such a big deal in my family. It’s turned into the one time that a big chunk of both the Hubs and my family all get together and have an epic weekend of fun. This is part of the clan from last year and this just warms my heart.
Since I’m the only one at our Thanksgiving who doesn’t eat turkey, our meal is not entirely vegetarian. The Hubs does cook two turkeys for everyone; one smoked and one fried. But since I’m in charge of the rest of the meal I make sure the sides are the star of the show, are all meat free and give me plenty to eat! I’ve never once felt like I was missing out on anything with my vegetarian dishes for Thanksgiving. Need some tips on hosting? Make sure to check out my How to Host Thanksgiving Guide!
This year I’ve even added a few vegetarian “main courses” to make the menu even more well rounded!
Now about that “mainly” healthy part. I’m a firm believer in balance and have no problem with a little butter on Thanksgiving. I like to balance it out with dishes that are nutrient packed, light and healthy! You can find a little bit of both in these 30 amazing vegetarian dishes for Thanksgiving! I’ve put a * next to the dishes that are more health conscious, which this list is full of! You’ll also notice some of the recipes have a publish date next to them. That means they will be coming out this month before Thanksgiving. Consider this a little preview of all the yumminess yet to come on Running in a Skirt this month.
My two favorite dishes that aren’t as healthy are my Apple & Sage Vegetarian Stuffing and my Mom’s Famous Sweet Potato Casserole. They are on my menu each year and are totally worth the splurge. Balance them out with some of the stared dishes!