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Vegan Christmas Meal Ideas

Updated: Nov 29, 2023

Christmas is a time for family, happiness, and joy. It’s a time for giving, thankfulness, and, of course, food. However, for those who have recently converted to a vegan lifestyle, the festive season can be a little daunting. Fear not, as veganism at Christmas can still be festive and compassionate with a little bit of planning and preparation.

For starters, there are many vegan-friendly ingredients that can replace meat and dairy products traditionally consumed during Christmas. Tofurky, vegan roast, nut roast, and seitan are all great substitutes that can be used for a main course. They are also incredibly savory and satisfying, and you won't even miss the meat.

In terms of snack and side dishes, roasted carrots, brussels sprouts, parsnips, and potatoes are all excellent options. Gravy can be made using vegetable stock, and there is an abundance of vegan stuffing recipes available online.

For sweets and desserts, there's a great selection of recipes online that make use of plant-based ingredients. Vegan mince pies, gingerbread cookies, and Christmas pudding are all great options. Satisfy your sweet tooth with some delicious vegan chocolate, which can be found in most supermarkets.

It is also important to not forget about drinks, which are just as important as food during Christmas! There are plenty of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks that are vegan-friendly, like mulled wine, hot apple cider, sparkling wines and craft beers.

Finally, if you're looking for a gift for a vegan friend or family member, there are plenty of options you can find at our events! Why not shop handmade vegan soaps, vegan cookbooks, soy candles or vegan cheese.

It's important to remember that being vegan during Christmas is not only possible, it's also incredibly compassionate. It's a great opportunity to introduce others to plant-based eating and to enjoy the festive season with a clear conscience. So go ahead and celebrate a Merry Vegan Christmas!


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