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Thanksgiving for Turkeys

Updated on November 25, 2014
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Cheryl Paton has transitioned into being a vegetarian, and sometimes more vegan. She appreciates vegetarian recipes and her garden.

Here is a cute story to gobble about...

Can you imagine turkeys having a Thanksgiving? What would they say?

"Ha! I made it through another year!"

"No, no, no, not on anyone's plate! I won't do that for love!"

What would you have them say?

Come join in the fun.

Come spread the word.

Turkeys just want to have fun.

Image credit for the Vegetarians are my friends, turkey bag, is to CherylsArt at

Turkey! Turkey! Turkey!

This story seemed to burst forth from me, before I became a vegetarian.

It was the start of my transitioning phase.

Turkey story by Cheryl Paton.
Turkey story by Cheryl Paton.

Turkey Thanksgiving Vegetarian Coloring Story is by CherylsArt at

Kids can color in the turkey and add their own berry designs to help the turkey look like a peacock.

Some people raise turkeys as pets.

The Turkey Strut! What might this turkey say?

I saw this turkey walking tall, almost with a sense of purpose. "Cool!" I thought.

He looks so proud and walks with such purpose.

What to feed a child if you're thinking vegetarian or vegan? - No fret. A good rounded diet of fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains will get you going in

After trying several different milk replacements, I have been most impressed with coconut milk by So Delicious. It comes in un-sweetened, vanilla, and chocolate. It has both calcium and magnesium in it, making it a good choice for calcium absorption. And it's non-GMO.

Did you know that good sources for calcium include spinach, oranges, raw broccoli, raisins, and sweet potatoes?

Kids Can Cook: Vegetarian Recipes Kitchen-Tested by Kids for Kids
Kids Can Cook: Vegetarian Recipes Kitchen-Tested by Kids for Kids

The recipes in this book are geared towards children 8 and up.


Turkey Trivia

It is said that only the male turkey gobbles to attract a mate.

Proud as a Peacock Turkey - What might this turkey say?

This turkey reminds me of a peacock, with its' feathers spread out.

It's the drawing that I used in the Turkey story above.

Happy Turkeys say, "Eat more vegetables!"

Vegetables provide a variety of vitamins and minerals. Different colored vegetables provide different vitamins. So when you eat vegetables, think, "Eat a variety of color."

Vegetables can be eaten raw, steamed, roasted, cooked in broth, and sauteed in a healthy oil.

Pacific Foods Organic Vegetable Broth, 8-Ounce Cartons, 24-Pack
Pacific Foods Organic Vegetable Broth, 8-Ounce Cartons, 24-Pack

I have found that having small packs of vegetable broth around is just the right size for an evening serving of vegetables.

It also comes in handy for making gravy.

Bertolli Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil, 51-Ounce Bottle
Bertolli Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil, 51-Ounce Bottle

I usually use the light tasting olive oil, so more of the vegetable flavors come through, when sauteing.

This oil can be used for both sauteing and baking.


More Turkey Trivia

Turkeys sleep in branches of trees.

Adopt and/or Sponsor a Turkey

With Adopt A you can adopt a turkey to raise yourself, and/or sponsor turkeys to live in the Farm Sanctuary. As of this writing, there are two, one in Watkins Glen, New York and another in Orland, California.

What did you think of the Turkey Story? - What is your favorite vegetable dish for Thanksgiving?

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    • CherylsArt profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Paton 

      4 years ago from West Virginia

      favored, I didn't know that they slept in trees either until I saw the PBS show about them. That's cute that you have a saved turkey in your backyard tree. : )

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      Fay Favored 

      4 years ago from USA

      It's funny that you mentioned that turkey's sleep in the trees. At this very moment I have one in my backyard tree. I rescued him/her today. It's one less for someone's table this year :)

    • CherylsArt profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Paton 

      4 years ago from West Virginia

      That's for sure. Of course though, there is at least one more turkey that gets to live on Thanksgiving Day. : )

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      Sandy Mertens 

      4 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I would hate to be a turkey on Thanksgiving day.

    • CherylsArt profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Paton 

      4 years ago from West Virginia

      Adventuretravels, that is so nice of your friend; and she is rewarded so well with those delicious eggs. I do make sure to buy cage free eggs; that's my way of helping.

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      4 years ago from UK

      I would love to adopt a turkey -but it's impossible where I live. My friend adopts ex battery farmed chickens - because they get slaughtered after they get to a certain age - that's bad! They really grow and change beyond recognition after just a few weeks in her back garden, and they lay delicious eggs too. Thanks for this fun hub.

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      Cheryl Paton 

      8 years ago from West Virginia

      @hlkljgk: Thanks for mentioning them; I've added a link for them.

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      8 years ago from Western Mass

      i adopted a turkey last year: :)

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      Leanne Chesser 

      8 years ago

      Great lens! Funny and a little sad (the bellies full of turkey).

    • CherylsArt profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Paton 

      9 years ago from West Virginia

      [in reply to WindyWinters] Thanks Windy, and Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

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      9 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      I love your funny Thanksgiving Turkey Humor. This lens has been featured on:

      A RocketMoms Thanksgiving Day Feast Thanks for your friendship & Happy Thanksgiving. :)

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      9 years ago

      Totally cute and unique idea for a lens! **5**

    • JanieceTobey profile image


      9 years ago

      Great lens! I enjoyed your story and graphics, and the shirts and other clothing were really cute!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      9 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Great idea! Congratulations to all the turkeys that make it through for another year!

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      9 years ago

      Great designs!

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      9 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Love your sense of humor::) fun l ens.

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      9 years ago from Chicago area

      I think the Tofurky people need to come up with a more appetizing name ;) Excellent lens, though! 5*

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      9 years ago

      Fun lens!


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