At the end of every year, it’s time to look forward to some cozy time spent together with family and friends, all our loved ones. Time to just get together, enjoy the peace and quiet before New Year’s Eve celebrations, and indulge in all kinds of culinary delights. To make the holidays beautiful and delicious for everyone, it’s important to choose your holiday meal carefully so everything is just right. And now it’s easy to put together a meal with vegan holiday recipes that bring festive joy to everyone.
That’s why we’re making a vegan holiday menu this year. Looking for some inspiration for vegan Christmas recipes beyond mashed potatoes and butternut squash? The starters, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts we’ve gathered below will thrill vegans and meat eaters alike!
In the meantime, treat yourself to our high-protein Pumpkin Spice Latte, with all the pumpkin goodness you know and love, and protein to keep your muscles happy. And instead of sending you into a sugar rush and the inevitable crash, it’ll keep you fit with high-quality nutrients.
Vegan Holiday Feast: Appetizers
#1 Wintertime Bruschetta
Is there a better veggie for the winter season than beet? Red beets, an absolute must-have in any holiday celebration, bring a perfect texture and sweetness to this wintertime twist on a classic bruschetta. And it’s gluten-free!
This colorful superfood is way more than a one trick pony, so you’re bound to find more than one way to use it to add color to your holiday table. As a tartare, beet is a great high-protein treat that tastes fantastic, with or without bread.
Just to prove its versatility, here’s another vegan Christmas recipe with beetroot! The mix of couscous, baby spinach, onions, and pine nuts showcases the flavors of this root vegetable in a whole new way. Not only is its flavor on point, so is its stunning presentation! Make a good first impression with this pretty appetizer on your dinner table.
Want to be the perfect host, but don’t really want to spend hours sweating over the stove? Then this hearty vegan recipe is just the thing! It’s a quick and easy soup made of carrots, chickpeas, and ginger for a spicy and aromatic experience. For a special texture twist, garnish it with some coconut chips!
Keep things festive and crave-able with our vegan falafel. They’re the perfect appetizer with hummus and pita bread or made a little smaller as finger food for a holiday party. (And we’re just saying, Hanukkah celebrates all things fried… so why not start a new falafel tradition?) Our Protein Flakes also give this version a boost of protein. But this delicious appetizer can be quite filling. So it’s a good idea for a meal when you want to take a little break before moving on to the main course.
What screams vegan holiday more than a mushroom bourguignon? This plant-based version is every bit as good as the original boeuf bourguignon, we promise. The beef is replaced by mushrooms and shiitake mushrooms for a savory plant-based foundation for our stew. Round off your vegan main course with our Protein Pasta.
A bolognese is definitely a home cook’s favorite for the holidays. The hearty sauce is filling, simply packed with flavor, and easy to prepare in advance. For this vegan holiday, we’re getting rid of the meat and going for lentils instead. And for a low-carb option, just swap out the noodles for spiralized veggies.
It’s probably the best traditional holiday roast and we’re serving it up vegan style. How is that even possible? Just combine beans, nuts, lentils and protein flakes into a savory and hearty filling and pack it into a coat of crispy puff pastry! Who needs beef?
#1 Oven-roasted broccoli with a high-protein crust
The holiday season is all about special recipes. Eating a roast dinner every day would be boring, right? That’s why this year we’re dishing up whole roasted cauliflower for the holidays, with a flavorful high-protein crust and serving it with a homemade chunky white wine sauce.
Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these potato pancakes are the perfect wintertime comfort food. And the right hearty side dish for a veggie-centered main. Our Protein Pancake mix helps keep the shredded potatoes together and balances out the macros. Top with the vegan sour cream of your choice!
The holidays are the time to spoil ourselves and our loved ones with an indulgent menu. Of course, small snacks to start or end the meal are an important part. Whether sweet potato blinis, avocado-cilantro, or traditional fruit-filled blinis – make a variety and keep your guests on their toes.
A chai latte for dessert? Of course! For this vegan holiday season, we’re turning the trendy winter drink into a delicious chia pudding with a hint of cinnamon. Cardamom and star anise round off the spice profile of this wintertime treat, make a double batch so there’s enough for seconds!
This dessert epitomizes vegan wintertime delights like no other. Because our banana bread has a base of tasty apple, walnuts, and cinnamon, and then our vegan hazelnut Protein Cream takes it to the next level. You can even have seconds, because our spread is high in fiber, low in sugar, and, at the same time, contains eight times more protein than the average spread.
When all your loved ones get together over the holidays at the end of the year, it’s okay to treat yourself to a few vegan Christmas dinner recipes. Our fluffy Kaiserschmarrn with pear-cinnamon compote is perfect for this, turning the Austrian dessert into a healthy winter must-have.
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