A vegetarians guide to Thanksgiving

Gardein's take on tofu turkey is vegan and is packed with protein making it a healthy option

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Gardein's take on tofu turkey is vegan and is packed with protein making it a healthy option

Vegetarians on Thanksgiving hear the same thing ever year; “Oh it’s just a phase.” or “Can you just meat today? It’s Thanksgiving, you have to!”

While some family members go crazy and think its impossible to not eat turkey on Thanksgiving, vegetarians know they can make it through with a plate filled with sides or even Tofurky. With millions of vegetarians celebrating this holiday, the market for Tofurky has grown and more and more varieties can be found at Trader Joes, Whole Foods, or Jewel Osco.

 

  1. Tofurky Vegetarian Roast

This feast includes Tofurky Wild Rice Stuffing, Tofurky Giblet and Mushroom Gravy, and even Tofurky Jurky Wishstix. It resembles ham and when cooked it has a brown sheen and takes on a turkey resembling a golden-brown color.

This meatless Turkey is the classic many people think of when Tofurky is brought up
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This meatless Turkey is the classic many people think of when Tofurky is brought up

 

 

  1. Breaded Turkey-less Stuffed Roast with Gravy

This “Turkey”, available at Trader Joes, is made from soy, peas, wheat, and ancient grains. The roast has a breaded texture and in my opinion the stuffing is better than the actual turkey.

Grocery stores everywhere are starting to carry meatless Turkey for the holidays
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Grocery stores everywhere are starting to carry meatless Turkey for the holidays

 

  1. Gardein Holiday Roast

The package comes with two individually stuffed Turk’ys and two packs of gravy. Each Turk’y is loaded with 23 grams of protein and the inside is flavorful with cranberries tucked in the center of the stuffing.

Gardein's take on tofu turkey is vegan and is packed with protein making it a healthy option
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Gardein’s take on tofu turkey is vegan and is packed with protein making it a healthy option