Holiday Recipes For The Plant-Based Lifestyle
The holidays are finally here and eaters of all types are gathering together under one roof (or multiple roofs if you’re doing a distanced zoom dinner) to celebrate the season with a feast. If you are someone who has been curious about plant-based eating, just started being more mindful of what you eat, or are a foodie always looking to try the latest food fads, PlantX has put together a list of our favorite holiday dishes and sides to enjoy with family and friends.
As more people start to get curious about opting out of eating meat and animal products this year, we figured your menus could use a little upgrade.
ULTIMATE LIST OF PLANT-BASED HOLIDAY RECIPES
Whether you’re having a sit-down meal or doing it buffet style, or enjoying a plate in front of your webcam, our recipes are sure to satisfy the whole family. Here’s our list of Holiday winter favorite recipes:
- Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Maple Balsamic Glaze
- Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
- Baked Mac and “Cheese”
- Jackfruit Pulled Pork
- Vegan Eggnog
- Plant-Based Gingerbread Cookies
PLANT-BASED HOLIDAY SIDE DISHES
When it comes to having a holiday feast you always got to have some delicious side dishes that will leave your guests begging for more. Surprise your friends and family with these easy to make holiday recipes that they won’t believe are plant-based! Not only are they great for the holidays, but these side dishes are also perfect for pot-lucks, get-togethers, and more.
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Maple Balsamic Glaze
Crispy, roasted, sweet, and tangy. Our roasted brussel sprout recipe is out of this world! This holiday side dish will surely be the talk of the night and will have you doubling the batch the next time you make it. There’s no better way to start your holiday plate than with a good spoonful of deliciously smoky roasted brussel sprouts. You can find the recipe here: Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Maple Balsamic Glaze
Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Cauliflower is one of the most versatile ingredients in any plant-based eaters pocket. Cauliflower rice? You got it. Cauliflower Hashbrown? No problem. Today, we’ve taken it a whole step further and decided to make your family’s traditional holiday mashed potatoes more nutritious by subbing in cauliflower in this homestyle favorite. Find our recipe here: Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Baked Mac and “Cheese”
Our recipe for mac and “cheese” is topped with plenty of breadcrumbs and gets its creamy and cheesy texture and flavor from full fat coconut milk and nutritional yeast. You can use your favorite dried macaroni or try Banza Chickpea Elbow Pasta for an additional boost of nutrition in a delicious dairy-free mac. Find the recipe here: Baked Plant-Based Mac and “Cheese”
Substitute The Meat On Your Holiday Plate
Going meatless this holiday season? Try out our pulled pork jackfruit recipe for a delicious take on a meatless pulled pork that’s perfect for using in your favorite recipes, whether it’s sliders, tacos, and more! This recipe goes great with the garlic cauliflower mash and brussel sprouts when it comes to building the perfect holiday plate.
Jackfruit Pulled Pork
Have a favorite barbeque sauce? Whether you’re making your own or pairing with your favorite store brand, our jackfruit pulled pork recipe is seasoned to perfection so you can get all the great flavors of pulled pork now without the meat. Find the recipe here: Jackfruit Pulled Pork
PLANT-BASED HOLIDAY DESSERTS AND BEVERAGES
It’s not really the holidays if you don’t have something sweet right? Satisfy your sweet tooth with two of our favorite takes on these holiday classics.
Never say no to fun during the holidays, our gingerbread cookie recipe is completely dairy-free, plant-based, and delicious! Create your own cute gingerbread men this holiday season with our take on this holiday favorite. Find the recipe here: Plant-Based Gingerbread Cookies
No winter holiday is complete without a glass of eggnog! Well, this recipe holds the dairy and eggs buts there is still plenty of boozy nogs to go around, or non-boozy if you prefer. We don’t judge! Find the recipe for this tasty “egg” nog here: Vegan eggnog