Turkey-free Thanksgiving

Turkey-free Thanksgiving
Make your Thanksgiving special this year with a delicious turkey-free feast - try out tasty vegan and vegetarian recipes!
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It's time to join the movement and celebrate a Turkey-free Thanksgiving on the Fourth Thursday in November! This special day was started by animal rights activists and vegetarians who wanted to raise awareness about the cruelty associated with factory farming and the consumption of animals for food. With more people becoming aware of these issues, it has become easier to find alternative protein sources, such as tofu, tempeh, seitan, and even vegan turkey roasts. So why not give them a try this Thanksgiving and show your support for a more humane world?

History of Turkey-free Thanksgiving

Turkey-free Thanksgiving Timeline

January 2012
Co-founder Dan finishes the economics degree he promised his mum he’d complete, only to never use it and start his own clothing business (love you mum).
Co-founder Dan finishes the economics degree he promised his mum he’d complete, only to never use it and start his own clothing business (love you mum).

How to Celebrate Turkey-free Thanksgiving

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Plan a potluck</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends and family over for a potluck feast. Encourage everyone to bring their favorite vegan dishes and desserts. Everyone will love the variety and you’ll get to try out new recipes.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try a vegan buffet</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Many restaurants have vegan buffets on Thanksgiving. Make reservations and try out some delicious vegan dishes without having to do the cooking yourself.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a volunteer event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Volunteer at a local food bank or animal shelter on Thanksgiving Day. It's an amazing way to give back to the community and make sure that everyone has access to food and companionship.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for dinner</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There are many restaurants that offer vegan dishes on Thanksgiving. Look up vegan restaurants in your area and book a reservation for a delicious vegan meal with your family.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a movie night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put together a few trays of vegan snacks, pop some popcorn and rent some movies. Have everyone bring their favorite movie and spend the night relaxing in front of the TV.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Turkey-free Thanksgiving

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It is healthier</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Turkey-free Thanksgiving gives an opportunity to enjoy a healthier meal, as opposed to one centered around fatty meats like turkey. This can help cut down on animal fats and cholesterol consumption, potentially leading to improved heart health and a longer life.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Cuts down on waste</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By skipping the traditional poultry dish, you're reducing your carbon footprint by eliminating the need to purchase and cook a large bird. In addition, you won't be left with a ton of leftovers that will end up in the trash once you've finished eating.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Opens up creative possibilities</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>When you forgo the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner, it opens up a world of possibilities for interesting and delicious dishes. Vegetarian feasts are full of unique flavors and textures, from roasted root vegetables to quinoa stuffing to cranberry sauce. Plus, they often take less time to prepare than their meaty counterparts!</p></div></div>

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