Getting your tinsel in a tangle over what to eat this Christmas? From meatless starters to dairy-free desserts, our guide has you covered.
Christmas is a time for indulgence and overeating – why should this be any different when you’re vegan? You can veganize classic festive recipes or ditch tradition altogether and create your own.
You can easily enjoy Christmas dinner without the pigs in a blanket, shrimp cocktail, and deviled eggs. Meat, fish, and egg substitutes have never been more accessible. Most starters can be veganized with animal-free alternatives, or you could do away with tradition and experiment with entirely new dishes. Why not kickstart your Christmas dinner with vegan sharing platters, wintry soups, or veggie-packed samosas?
All too often, meat is the centerpiece of holiday meals, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Instead of turkey, tuck into roasts from Tofurky, Gardein, or Field Roast! With so many choices available, you can treat your tastebuds to a different one every year. Who needs meat!
Sides, Sauces, and Trimmings
Although most traditional trimmings are veggies, animal-derived ingredients are also commonly used. Herbs are more than enough to add extra flavor to your veg. Instead of the usual stuffing, try an easy vegan stuffing recipe.
What about sauces? Fortunately, there are endless vegan sauce recipes at your fingertips. Keep it simple with our homemade vegan gravy recipe or branch out and try yummy cranberry sauces. Whichever you go for, it’ll be bursting with plant-based flavor.
Of course, no Christmas meal is complete without a sumptuous dessert to finish off. Vegan desserts are a piece of cake once you know where to start with them. All the festive favorites can be made vegan, from pies and pudding to Yule logs and cheesecake.
Get your apron on and create Christmas showstoppers with aquafaba instead of egg, vegan margarine instead of butter, and plant-based milk instead of dairy. Our vegan baking guide is a handy resource for novice animal-free bakers.
With all these flavorful alternatives available, you’re not missing out on anything by going vegan. Before you know it, turkey will be a distant memory!
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