Thanksgiving Complete Whole-Food, Plant-Based Menu & Shopping List

Preparing a whole Thanksgiving dinner is no easy task. It is certainly not for the weak hearted–but I got your back! I have put together a full menu and a complete comprehensive shopping list!


And, since we know how busy the holidays are, I’ve included some tips to make the day go quick and easy here and also within each recipe! 

  1. SHOPPING – shop in advance, even better order on amazon and never leave your house! You can get everything even 3-4 days in advance and only have to run for small items you may have overlooked the day of cooking.
  2. COOK AHEAD – desserts, sauces, toppings, and stews can be made ahead of time. Often, they even taste better the next day in many items including stuffing, soups, and desserts.
  3. PREP AHEAD – Prepping, cutting, and portioning out dry ingredients ahead of time is a tried and true way to make the day seem so easy.
  4. LEFTOVERS – Let leftovers cool before storing. When storing use BPA free containers, and make sure items are covered to keep them from drying out forgetting contaminated. Buy some extra lemons and squeeze  onto select items to preserve longer without effecting taste. for larger leftovers, freeze in the optimal containers.

PLANT-BASED THANKSGIVING MENU

ESSENTIAL STARTERS

Un-Believably Better Biscuits
Spinach Kale Salad

ENTREES & SIDES

Traditional Mash
Purple Potato Maple-Pecan Mash
Savory Mushroom Gravy
Ezekiel Bread Stuffing
Steamed Green Beans & Carrots with Orange Sauce
Easy Maple Pepper Brussels Sprouts
Cauliflower Roast

DESSERTS

Chickpea Pumpkin Pie With Pecan Date Crust (No-Bake)
Chunky Chocolate (Cup)Cake
Fudgy Frostin & Cashew Icing

Check out other recipes including soups, desserts, and more!

Be sure to share your plant based Recipes with me on Instagram “teddieddie”

ENJOY! And have a Happy Thanksgiving! 


Purple Potato Maple Pecan Mash

This Changes Everything!

You known what they say, Once you go purple, you’ll never go back. . .Or something like that?

Did you know Purple Sweet Potatoes are a staple amongst the healthiest cultures in the world!?

This is a food that makes it own introduction and needs no filter to make a first impression at any table, gathering, or event! 

I like to keep my recipes simple and rememberable. You don’t always want to run back to a list of instructions every time. The best part is that these potatoes pack so much flavor that they need very little work past cleaning and cooking.

I admit, most of the time I will just wash one of these, poke some holes in it, pop it into the microwave, and click the potato button. 

BOOM! YOU HAVE A MEAL ON THE GO!

I strongly believe these will make their way into many more Americans lives as the landscape of nutrition shifts away from the Standard American Diet (SAD). 

I also strongly believe the potato button on the microwave is the most under rated button !

Nutrition Facts

On my instagram page Teddieddie , I strongly encourage you to visit Some Nutrition Facts I have put together on Purple Sweet Potatoes HERE!

RECIPE HACKS

Heres what you need to do to cut time, efficiency and make the most out of this!

  • Start your water before prepping the potatoes
    • * Boiling is the healthiest way to cook a potato
    • * Microwaving is the second healthiest way to cook a potato
  • Peel the potatoes
    • Although the skin has the most Anti-Oxidants this will reduce time of scrubbing and cleaning!
    • Leaving the skins on does not change the recipe just makes it healthier! 
  • Chop the potatoes into pieces no larger than 1 inch
    • This significantly cuts cooking time! It also helps when you go to blend the potatoes the smaller pieces are relatively easier
  • Not too much liquid
    • The potatoes will have a lot of water density. Add your non-dairy milk accordingly in small splashes as you mix
  • Patients while blending
    • Take your time and blend them well, unless you like a chunky mash (I’m not a fan)