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!
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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!