Thanksgiving is a day when people gather with their loved ones to sit and enjoy a meal together. I believe you should always have a meal that tries to suit everyone at your table, and because this special day is all about being together, it should be no exception.
As I’ve mentioned before, the Meatless Monday movement and vegan diets are growing trends – we are seeing more and more people adopting the life style than we ever have before. What does that mean for Thanksgiving this year?? It never hurts to include a few meatless options if you’re planning on having guests! Or if you’re traveling and are the veggie yourself, why not bring your own meatless option to share with your friends and family? Who knows, you may surprise them and spark their interest for the lifestyle.
Maybe you’ve never used Lightlife’s products before, or maybe you’re hesitant to make our meat-free recipes for a crowd. Either way, we want to help you on your journey to creating a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner, so this year we are going to send three lucky winners gift bags filled with coupons and two Lightlife products!
Vegetarian Chef Cindi Avila has created a few spectacular recipes that are just right for Thanksgiving this year, and I’m pretty excited to share them with you all! First up are Smart Dogs in a blanket for an appetizer.
Who doesn’t love finger foods to munch on as your scrambling around the kitchen trying to get everything else prepared? These only take about 20 minutes to make from start to finish – the perfect recipe that will please everyone, especially the kids of the family.
You really can’t go wrong with these two side dishes. The stuffing is a perfect dish to take with you if you’re traveling. Don’t tell anyone it’s not real sausage and I bet you they won’t even notice. 😉 I made the biscuits last night with Daiya cheddar and soy butter and it turned out fantastic – so if you have a vegan in your Thanksgiving party, this one’s for you.
Of course we can’t forget a vegetable – Cindi’s Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Smart Bacon is super easy, full of flavor, and in season too (if you’re in the northeast at least)!
Lastly, but surely not least is our Turk’y Cordon Bleu. If you’re cooking primarily for meat eaters this year, but have one veggie in the group, this recipe is the ideal solution. It serves two, which is actually perfect because who only eats one serving on Thanksgiving, right?
A beautiful main course dish that will make your vegetarian guest feel right at home at your dinner table.
If you win our giveaway, you can test out a few recipes with the products of your choice beforehand, and then use the free coupons on your shopping trip before the big day!
To enter, leave me a comment telling me your meatless Thanksgiving menu. The three people who make me want to come over for dinner the most get the gift bags!
Happy menu planning 🙂
And the winners are … Nicole Cummins, Michelle Kerr, and Serena! Thanks to everyone who shared their menu with us, every one of them stuck out for one reason or another which made choosing our winners very difficult. They all looked absolutely delicious and I would be thankful to be sitting at any one of your tables!! Have a very happy Thanksgiving everyone! 🙂
Lightlife Team Member