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Tips For A More Natural Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and, if you’re hosting the family gathering this year you’ll definitely enjoy these tips and tricks we’ve listed here for creating a more natural Thanksgiving celebration!

Serve Local And Organic Foods

The Thanksgiving meal is a big one!  Make it more earth friendly by searching your area for local and organic foods for your table.

Often health food stores can connect you with farmers that raise organic free range turkeys.  In many areas farmer’s markets are still happening and they make a wonderful resource for creating a local, organic Thanksgiving too.

If you’re hosting a potluck this Thanksgiving, why not challenge all your guests to bring a meal prepared with organic foods grown within a 20 or 40 mile radius of their home; a great way to create a local Thanksgiving meal.

Create Eco Friendly Table Settings

Buying new table settings for your Thanksgiving celebration?  Consider purchasing serving pieces made from recycled glass and bamboo, or table linens made from organic cotton.  You can also find “new to you” items for your Thanksgiving table at second hand and thrift stores.

If you do place cards you can use 100% recycled paper to create your cards; be sure to recycle again when you’re through.  And, for lovely Thanksgiving flowers on the table or anywhere else in your home consider eco friendly and organic flower arrangements.

Go Vegetarian This Thanksgiving

While a local, free range, organic turkey is great, going vegetarian this Thanksgiving is even better.  Many folks go with a “Tofurkey” or, you could make the always enjoyable Veggie Pie that’s made using a variation on our Veggie Hot Pockets recipe from our Natural Mammas Recipes section.

There are also ways to make a fantastic vegetarian gravy for your mashed potatoes and stuffing so you can still host a vegetarian Thanksgiving without missing out on this staple either.

Got some tips of your own for making the yearly Thanksgiving celebration more natural?  We’d love to hear them and we know everyone else would too.  Please share your natural entertaining tips and tricks by leaving a comment below!

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