Christmas celebrations are just around the corner now and everyone is looking forward to having a cozy, fun and delicious family get-together. Unfortunately, there are usually a lot of meat-laden dishes being served, alongside heavy creamy desserts.
Since healthy eating should be viewed as a lifestyle, rather than a diet, these events are no exceptions when it comes to planning out your meals. There are actually many kinds of dishes that are easily made from whole, plant-based foods!
Of course, healthy food by no means has to be bland or depriving like the following examples will show you. And when would be a more appropriate time to be sharing a hearty and compassionate meal with your loved ones than over Christmas?
Now, let's take a look at our favorite concoctions from some amazing food blogs all around the world!
Sparkling Fruit Punch by The Vegan 8
Vegan Chai Latte by Minimalist Baker
Soups & Salads
Pomegranate, Crunchy Walnut & Kale Salad by The Minimalist Vegan
Curried Sweet Potato, Carrot & Red Lentil Soup by She Likes Food
Radicchio Salad with Cranberry Orange Dressing by Forks Over Knives
Spicy Bean Soup by Ceara's Kitchen
Main & Side Dishes
Cheesy Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Broccoli with Dried Cherries & Almonds by Keepin' It Kind
Quinoa and kale with baked ginger tofu by A Dash Of Compassion
Chickpea, Goji & Wild Rice Salad by Coconut And Berries
Roasted Sweet Potato & Broccoli Winter Bowls by She Likes Food
Stuffed Artichokes by Ceara's Kitchen
Butternut with Roasted Red Pepper, Walnut & Parsley Pesto by Coconut And Berries
Raw Smokey Mushrooms on Steamy Greens by Earthspout
Raw Vegan Zesty Lemon Slice by The Minimalist Vegan
Vegan Spiced Chocolate & Orange Self Saucing Pudding by Loving Earth
3 Ingredient Raw Vegan Cinnamon Roll by Sweet Simple Vegan
Pumpkin Seed Energy Bites by Healthy Grocery Girl
Raw Apple Crumble by Forks Over Knives
Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies by Sweet Simple Vegan
Nut And Date Stuffed Apples by The Minimalist Vegan
Which ones are your favorite recipe ideas? And how do you celebrate your vegan Christmas? Let us know in the comments below.
Alena has been eating a plant-based diet for 6 years and is passionate about sharing her learnings in the fields of nutrition, wellbeing, and vegan ethics. She is the co-creator of nutriciously and loves music, reading, nature, traveling, yoga & good food. Alena received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy, and social work.