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10 Unforgivable Healthy Alternatives to Thanksgiving Classics

Tofurky vs. Turkey

Tofurky vs. Turkey

If you don’t eat meat, then at least stop insulting turkey with this imposter and just eat the veggie dishes on the table instead. Thank you.

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Broccoli Purée vs. Mashed Potatoes

Broccoli Purée vs. Mashed Potatoes

No. No, no, no. This is not acceptable. Don’t you dare bring this on Thanksgiving. I won’t let you inside!

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Kale Stuffing vs. Traditional Stuffing

Kale Stuffing vs. Traditional Stuffing

How. Dare. You. The traditional stuffing recipe is perfect, and you don’t mess with success! 

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Quinoa Apple Cake vs. Apple Pie

Quinoa Apple Cake vs. Apple Pie

Why would anyone think this is a good idea? It’s not the same, and the health factor does not make it any easier to swallow.

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Vegan Gravy vs. Turkey Gravy

Vegan Gravy vs. Turkey Gravy

Excuse me? Did you fall down and smack your little head on the pavement? Vegan gravy has no place on my mound of turkey and dressing.

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Steamed Green Beans vs. Green Bean Casserole

Steamed Green Beans vs. Green Bean Casserole

I’m sorry, but if you think that some healthy, butter-free green beans can replace the hallowed green bean casserole then you are deranged. 

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Roasted Cauliflower vs. Twice-Baked Potatoes

Roasted Cauliflower vs. Twice-Baked Potatoes

Yeah, cauliflower is delicious. No, it does not have a place among the sacred Thanksgiving foods of legend.

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Gluten-Free Pie Crust vs. Regular Pie Crust

Gluten-Free Pie Crust vs. Regular Pie Crust

Consider your automatic invitation to family Thanksgiving dinner revoked, because no one would do this to people they love.

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Quinoa Mac and Cheese vs. Traditional Mac and Cheese

Quinoa Mac and Cheese vs. Traditional Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is like Apollo, and the Thanksgiving table is Mount Olympus. Not the most powerful player, but the other gods/foods simply aren’t the same without him, and life feels empty without his sunshine-yellow aura.

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie vs. Regular Pumpkin Pie

Vegan Pumpkin Pie vs. Regular Pumpkin Pie

Just...no. You can’t cut out entire ingredients and expect the pie to be as creamy and fluffy and delicious. Vegan pumpkin pie is like the Indominus rex in Jurassic World. It just messes everything up.

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