Countdown to Veganuary Day 20

Cruelty-free Christmas dinner options!

It’s day 20 of the Countdown to Veganuary and today we bring you a Christmas special!

We’ve scoured the best places to source your meat free Christmas dinner and found our favourite options for you to consider at this festive time of the year! No animals need to be harmed on what should be a joyous holiday, let us introduce to you these delicious alternatives.

M&S have our backs.
M&S Red Cabbage & Squash Filo Parcels
M&S Festive Parsnip & Mulled Red Onion Roast

This year, M&S have two delicious options that are perfect for those that aren’t interested in the fuss of Christmas dinner and prefer to pop something in the oven and enjoy their day. Its also a great option for taking around to your omni family or friends house so you can enjoy a vegan dinner as a guest, without any extra hassle! Why not try Red Cabbage & Squash Filo Parcels and Festive Parsnip & Mulled Red Onion Roast?

Tofurky Roast with Herb Gravy
Ditch the turkey, try Tofurky!

If you want to try something a bit more ‘meaty’, you can go for Tofurky! This Tofurky Roast with Herb Gravy is packed out with wild rice stuffing… everything you need to have a ‘traditional’ Christmas dinner. This will be great to pop in the freezer and unveil on Christmas day whether you’re vegan or cutting down on less meat, this is a winner!

Fry’s Soy and Quinoa Country Roast
Tesco Finest Easy Entertaining Cauliflower Wellington
Fry’s, a family favourite!

Another ‘meaty’ option includes Fry’s Soy and Quinoa Country Roast seasoned with fresh Italian parsley and rosemary, delicious! This will be a great addition to your Christmas meal, pass the cranberry sauce!

Tesco are hitting it hard with vegan options.

Tesco are introducing more and more vegan options, this Christmas they offer their Finest Easy Entertaining Cauliflower WellingtonThis flavourful dish includes a turmeric spiced whole cauliflower with a mushroom and butternut squash duxelle wrapped in golden puff pastry. We’re getting hungry!

Vegan cheese board you say?
Violife Christmas Dairy Free Platter

What a great year to be vegan, eh! So many options we have and this year we vegans and dairy intolerants alike get to enjoy a proper Christmas cheese board. This Violife Christmas Dairy Free Platter comes in three different flavours; Blu, After Dinner, and Mature. This can be spotted in your bigger Sainsbury’s stores, and while you’re there you can also check out Sainsbury’s own vegan cheese options.

Sainsbury’s Wensleydale-Style with Cranberries

This cheese offering, lovingly nicknamed ‘Gary’, includes; Cheddar-Style with Chives, Cheddar-Style with Onion, Cheddar-Style, Greek-Style (a personal favourite), Wensleydale-Style with Cranberries and Blue Cheese-Style.

Let me work my magic!

So, you want something a little extra special? Something home made? Here are some of our favourite recipes for you to try. Impress your friends and family with your culinary skills! Make them jealous that they chose the standard meat options… mwahaha!

Why not try a BOSH Christmas dinner?

Exceedingly Vegan has an amazing vegan cheese recipe…

Christmas Mincemeat Slice

You can also check out this website for festive inspired recipes, these include; Raw Mini Christmas Puds, Christmas Mincemeat Slice, and for the main event, Vegan Christmas Dinner – Mushroom and Chestnut Wellington!

We hope this list of options has helped in some way towards a cruelty-free Christmas. Veganuary is for everyone, so even if you’re an avid meat eater, you could swap one of your animal product options for one of these, and you may be surprised! For those taking the pledge this January, we hope this compilation of offerings gives you a Christmas dinner you won’t forget.

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