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My Thanksgiving Menu (Plus Game Plan & Prep Sheet!)

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Holiday

LIMITED TIME: The current meal plan has a special Thanksgiving menu + prep sheet + shopping list. We're also including a FREE eBook with this week's plan + the Thanksgiving section from my new cookbook! It's our gift to you!

Everything is crazy easy and can be made ahead!! We like a fuss-free, healthy #plantproud Thanksgiving too :)

It's a really cool meal plan with a lot of great options, no matter your situation or schedule! Plus there's no leftovers and no waste! (even on the individual plan!)

And YES! Soy-free, gluten-free, vegan, no oil, no nuts, etc!

We are so THANKFUL for your support! The meal plans keep this website going. We couldn't have this free resource or our Facebook page without your financial support through the meal plans.

Get the details on this week's super special, never-done-before and awesome meal plan by clicking here.


I cook a FEAST on Thanksgiving. Every year, without fail, I make way more food than we (and our guests) could ever eat. I can't help it, but my guests are always happy to take home leftovers ;)

This year, we celebrated Thanksgiving early since my parents, Mama and Papa Herbivore, were visiting us in California.

Here's my menu this year: (all recipes were gluten-free and from my new cookbook Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings!)

  • "Cheese" Ball (p. 46)
  • Thanksgiving Loaf (p. 15)
  • Traditional Stuffing (p. 20)
  • Mashed Potatoes (p. 18)
  • Steamed Green Beans
  • Corn Bread (p. 19) (two ways - one was GF)
  • Thanksgiving Gravy (p. 16)
  • Cranberry Sauce (p. 23)
  • Pumpkin Pie (p. 24)
  • Rum Cake (p. 40)

My plate: Cranberry Sauce, Traditional Stuffing, Thanksgiving Loaf, Thanksgiving Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Green Beans & Cornbread.

The secret to cooking all this food (and staying sane... and not making a huge mess...) is to plan. I also love a good prep sheet with a detailed "game plan".

Here's mine from this year (you can find more information about how to create your own game plan in Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings!):

Need more ideas? Here are 60+ plant-based recipes that are perfect for Thanksgiving, whatever your situation (or dietary restriction) may be.

Pot lucks, gluten-free, solo diners, and beyond: I have you covered.

Need a festive but healthy party platter? Here are a few ideas.

A Special Thanksgiving Meal Plan! Plus FREE eBook + Bonus Thanksgiving Recipes

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: MealPlan

Whether you're taking the day "off" to celebrate Thanksgiving (Thanksliving? Thanksvegan?), you're the lone veg-head, you just want to eat healthy (but without a bazilion leftovers), or you're not celebrating at all, this week's meal plan has something for everyone!

This week the individual meal plan comes with TWO menus and TWO shopping lists: one 5-day meal plan and shopping list that allows for two "flex days" (for those who are taking Thanksgiving off), and another 2-day menu and shopping list designed just for Thanksgiving (with no leftovers - even on the individual plan!!!).

The 2-day menu features a special menu for Thanksgiving and the day after. (If you plan to do the entire week, combine 'em all together).

The family meal plan also features a customizable shopping list, which allows flexibility for families and couples as well!

And yes, everything is crazy easy and can be made ahead!!

It's a really cool meal plan with a lot of great options, no matter your situation or schedule! Plus there's no leftovers and no waste!

And YES! Soy-free, gluten-free, vegan, no oil, no nuts, etc!

We're also including the Holiday Survival Guide ebookPLUS the Thanksgiving section from my new cookbook as our FREE gift to you!

We are so THANKFUL for your support! The meal plans keep this website going. We couldn't have this free resource or our Facebook page, without your financial support through the meal plans.

So a big, juicy THANKS from us to you!

Wild Rice-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Individual Highlights

  • Pilgrim Stew (NEW!)
  • Cranberry Quinoa Salad (NEW!)
  • Lentil Cranberry Wrap
  • Wild Rice-Stuffed Acorn Squash (NEW!)
  • Warm Fall Farro Salad
  • Butternut Squash & Black Bean Tacos
  • Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal (NEW!)

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Pilgrim Stew

Family Highlights

  • Pumpkin Chili Lentil Loaf (NEW!)
  • Potato & Black Bean Burritos
  • Pilgrim Stew (NEW!)
  • Mega Chili Bowls
  • Wild Rice-Stuffed Acorn Squash (NEW!)
  • Farro, Apple & Pecan Salad
  • Butternut Squash & Black Bean Tacos

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Pumpkin Chili Lentil Loaf

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Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings Expanded Table of Contents

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings has been out for 2 weeks now! I hope you're enjoying the new cookbook and recipes, especially with the holidays right around the corner :)

By popular demand, we've created an "expanded" table of contents for easier navigation. Now the recipes and page numbers are listed under their respective occasions.

If you purchased an eBook for your Kindle, Nook, etc.; it will be updated with this new table of contents.

Here's the link to download the PDF: Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings Expanded Table of Contents

Download and save as a PDF file on your computer or device, or print a copy for your kitchen, whatever makes finding recipes easiest for you!

You can also download the updated master table of contents (with recipes from all 5 Happy Herbivore cookbooks) here.

Enjoy!