8 Better-Than-Turkey Thanksgiving Entrees -- Plus Two Guilt-Free Birds

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If the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving dinner has always been a majestic stuffed bird, then it might be time to turn toward more sustainable options -- like vegetarian entrees, stunning squash, rich pastas, and juicy sustainable salmon.

And if your family isn't quite ready to give up the turkey entirely, then choose an ethical bird...or shoot your own.

Sustainable Turkey

It is possible to stick to tradition on Thanksgiving without having to deal with the environmental guilt: Choose a locally-raised, organic turkey for better flavor and minimum carbon footprint, or look for national, free-range brands like Rainbow Ranch, Mary's, Organic Prairie, and Good Shepherd Turkey Ranch Heritage Turkeys.

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