Published by PETA.

Thanksgiving … the scariest time of year if you are a turkey or if you’re like me and getting married in December and have a very form-fitting dress that won’t accommodate overindulgence in holiday fare. Fortunately, we can help turkeys and our waistlines by having a vegan holiday feast!

Vegans are approximately one-ninth as likely to be obese as meat-eaters. Researchers have found that overweight people consume about the same number of calories as slim people—but they don’t consume the same kinds of food. Animal products contain much more fat than plant-based foods.

There are many delicious vegan creations to tempt your taste buds this holiday season. Green bean casserole, sweet potato biscuits, Tofurky, and Orange-Cranberry Upside-Down Cake, anyone? For a festive centerpiece that is certainly more appealing than a stuffed avian body cavity, why not try stuffing and baking a pumpkin with your favorite vegetarian stuffing? You can even use your fancy carving tools to carve it and wow your guests.

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