Thanksgiving will be here before we know it so I have put together some ideas and links to blog posts to help you prepare for an eco-friendly Thanksgiving.
Having a Thanksgiving party? Check out the great recycled invitations from Paper Culture. They have several different options to choose from and they are shipped quickly so there is still time to order.
Want to stay organized this year? Check out my Thanksgiving planner. It’s printable so only print what you need. And no shipping makes it even greener.
Turning Back the Clock has a very interesting post about heritage turkeys and why you should have one this year. It will really help you understand why they are worth the extra money.
The Greening of Westford has even more great tips for having a green Thanksgiving. I love that these are tips she uses and that work for her family, no hard to implement tips on this list!
The Greening of Westford also has some great ideas for how to use up those leftovers. I really love the idea of using turkey in a croque monsieur. I also have some ideas for using up your Thanksgiving leftovers.
Speaking of Thanksgiving recipes, the Lazy Budget Chef has a recipe for lactose-free cream of mushroom soup. Perfect for those in your family that can’t have dairy and also a great way to avoid BPA and all the gross ingredients found in the canned soup. And the Lazy Budget Chef also has a recipe for a green bean casserole using the homemade soup.
Another Thanksgiving menu item that is normally full of nasty ingredients and BPA is cranberry sauce. It’s one of those foods few people make from scratch anymore so you think it’s hard, but it’s so easy. It’s the easiest dish I make each year. Be sure to check out my cranberry sauce recipe.
And last but not least, Moms Clean Air Force wants to remind us to be thankful for the EPA for helping to give us clean air and shares some tips we all can use to help keep the air clean this Thanksgiving.
What are your favorite ways to have a greener Thanksgiving? Share in the comments below or on the Facebook page.