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9 Recipes for a Vegan Holiday Menu

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9 Recipes for a Vegan Holiday Menu

Are you planning a lunch or supper for the holidays this year? Check out our vegan holiday menu ideas!

Whether you replace only some of the animal products in your holiday meal with vegan options or opt for a full on vegan feast, eating more plant-based foods is better for the planet, and often it’s healthier for your body. Raising animals for food – whether we’re talking meat, milk, or eggs – is not the most efficient use of land, water, and resources. Even if you replace just one or two meat- or dairy-based dishes with vegan ones, you’re lightening up your meal’s environmental impact.

There’s a misconception that vegan food equals health food, and that is just not true. In this menu, we’ve got some options that are very healthy and others that are a total indulgence. Of course, it’s important to eat healthy, whole foods, but at a holiday meal I think it’s also important to feel like you splurged a little!

Related Reading: 5 Decadent Vegan Desserts

Our menu is broken out into appetizers and side dishes, a main course, and dessert, and we have a few options for each. That way, you can mix and match to create a crowd-pleasing menu tailored to your tastes and to your guests! You also won’t find any fake meats in this menu. While I personally enjoy fake meat from time to time, I also know that fake meat does not taste like meat, and fake meats tend to have a higher environmental impact than whole foods-based vegan dishes.

Ready to get cooking? Let’s start with appetizers and sides on the next page!

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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12:20PM PST on Jan 5, 2013


1:58PM PST on Dec 29, 2012

this year i tried a vegan stuffing recipe - the first stuffing i've had since going vegan. it was delicious.

8:45PM PST on Dec 15, 2012

Sounds delish! I love the part about the wine, some for the recipe and some for the cook. That's how I do it too. :)

3:04PM PST on Dec 13, 2012

These actually seem tasty...

6:46PM PST on Dec 11, 2012

Thanks for all the recipes!

12:39PM PST on Dec 11, 2012

Very good. Thanks.

9:34AM PST on Dec 11, 2012

sounds good ... but potatoes never get 'smashed', hahaha ... lets just mash them, if that's okay with you :P

9:21AM PST on Dec 11, 2012

Sounds delicious ! ...and healthy !

6:40AM PST on Dec 11, 2012

Thank you...always glad to get new vegan recipes.

5:50AM PST on Dec 11, 2012


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