Preparing a holiday menu that the whole family will enjoy can be a challenge – especially when not everyone eats the same way. Perhaps your vegan household will be entertaining guests more accustomed to traditional holiday recipes? Maybe you’ll be the lone vegan at the table but would like to offer a dish that’s not quickly categorized as the healthy, vegan option i.e. “fibrous and flavorless”? Whatever your situation, adding crowd-pleasing vegan holiday recipes to your table is a worthy effort.
As you know, many dishes this time of year are laden with excess fat, oil and sugar. Our tendencies to overindulge during the holidays can lead to urgent and drastic measures to get back on track come the New Year. Conversely, a diet rich in plant-based foods can leave eaters feeling light, bright and energized. In fact, research shows that a vegan diet contributes to a host of health benefits including reducing the incidence of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer and more – but we know we don’t need to convince you. These indulgent holiday recipes emphasize healthful ingredients AND (most importantly) flavor. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if many don’t realize they’re entirely plant based.
Start the party with these festive appetizers that pack a tasty dose of heart-healthy nuts, fruits and seeds.
We like to offer a spread of several main dishes to suit different palates. Give the classics a twist by adding a new salad or perhaps a few ethnic influences.
Mango Farro Pilaf
Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad
Plum and Sweet Potatoes Anna
Kale Apple Salad
Cranberry Spinach Salad
Double Baked Sweet Potato & Toasted Coconut
Dried Cranberry and Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad
You’re sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests with coconut oil, fair trade cacao and organic dried fruit.