Thanksgiving is this week and all of us are pausing to reflect on the abundance of blessings in our lives and give thanks for them. Here at Shanti, we have been reflecting on the gift of life, and it's making us consider putting some extra vegetables on the table this year!
Here are a few reasons to consider swapping all or a few of your dishes for delicious plant-based alternatives!
- It is more friendly
to the lives of turkeys and other animals that might apear on your table! Fun fact: Did you know that turkeys were almost the national symbol of pride? They only lost to the bald eagle by one vote in Congress!
- It's more healthy for you! Vegetables have fiber, complex carbohydrates, and tons of vitamins - they are powerhouses of nutrition and feel great in the belly! Plus, they don't carry extra fat & cholesterol.
- It could be safer
for you! Turkey is the second most frequent cause of food poisoning in the US (second only to chicken!)
- It can be more budget-friendly! Depending on where and how you shop, vegetables are often a more wallet-friendly bet than meat!
If you're interested in inviting more plants to your table this year, just google "vegetarian Thanksgiving" or "plant based Thanksgiving" to find TONS of recipe inspiration. Below we'll share photos and links from a few of our favorites! (Click the name or photo to find the recipe link)