You could just eat a regular Thanksgiving dinner with your family. It's one day a year. Don't feel guilty. Enjoy your family and your time together. Or, you could eat just the fruits and vegetables served at your dinner, like fruit salad, green salad, corn, green beans, and sweet potatoes. OR, you could contribute a few dishes of your own to share with others, and then they might find out what you eat regularly is actually not weird and tastes very good.
How about baked, sliced sweet potatoes, drizzled with maple syrup and pecans?
Dressing made with bread cubes of grain bread (regular or gluten free) or corn bread with any or all of the following, nuts (walnuts or pecans), cranberries, raisins, chopped apples and celery, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, moistened with a little fruit juice or just water, and baked is yummy.
Steamed whole green beans with sliced almonds, sprinkled with a little fresh lemon juice and sea salt is simple and tastes amazing.
How about a salad like this chickpea, walnut, and apple salad.
Think of the difference in nutrition and calories (if you count calories) of the foods with no butter or oil and no processed sauces and gravies vs. those dishes with abundant butter, oil, sauces, and gravies.
Food is so wonderful, because it brings family and friends together. So enjoy every bite with those you love. Forkful of Love wishes all of you a very happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful that you follow us, and we hope eating plant-based is keeping you healthy and happy!