The Vegan's Guide to a Delicious (and Healthy) Thanksgiving

This year I'm celebrating my first Thanksgiving as a vegan, and I have to admit, I'm pretty excited about it. Yes, I'm aware that vegan Thanksgiving isn't taken so seriously by the mainstream public—people have long since made fun of it, cracking Tofurky-themed jokes and insinuating that cranberry sauce is the only thing a vegan can eat on Thanksgiving. If your family doesn't quite get the plant-based lifestyle, bringing your veganism home to dinner can often feel like bringing home a significant other that they don't really like or understand. But just like true love, there's nothing that can come between a vegan and her ethical, health-conscious views. Especially when vegan Thanksgiving can actually be this delicious.

Whether you're in a long-term relationship with veganism or just a casual flirtation, these nine plant-based takes on traditional dishes will blow your mind. We have mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, roasted veggies, pumpkin pie, and even stuffing and gravy—and it's all 100% plant-based, totally delicious, and good for you (well, some of it, anyway).

Looking for vegan Thanksgiving recipes that even carnivores will love? Keep scrolling for nine vegan versions of your favorite Thanksgiving recipes!

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This story was originally published at an earlier date.