5 Best Vegan Holiday Recipes

5 best vegan holiday recipes
The holiday season is the best because you get to indulge in the most delicious foods. Whether you’re vegan for personal beliefs, dietary restrictions or just for health benefits, we have you covered this season. Here are the 5 best vegan holiday recipes:
1. Vegan Scalloped Potatoes
These potatoes will satisfy your savory holiday cravings. It’s super creamy, cheesy and garlicky – But the best part is there’s no dairy! The sauce is made from cashews, vegetable broth, non-dairy milk and nutritional yeast. Nobody will even guess this meal is vegan after they’re done with it. You can find the full recipe here.
2. Maple Glazed Vegan Holiday Ham
Even though someone is vegan doesn’t mean they don’t like the taste of meat still. This “ham” is the perfect substitute to put on the table instead of your meat festivities. This roast is a seitan base and will take you way less time than roasting a ham in the oven would. See the full recipe here.
3. Vegan Shepards Pie
Who doesn’t love shepherd’s pie? It’s just so comforting and filling. Not only is this recipe delicious, but it’ll only take you one hour. Instead of using traditional ground beef this recipe opts for the use of lentils. Check out the recipe here.
4. Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale Salad
We can’t forget about the greens on the table! This delicious salad will have everyone coming for more. Start by cubing a butternut squash, seasoning it and baking it in the oven on 400 until crispy. While this is baking you’re going to cook some quinoa and prepare your kale. Then mix all of those together with pomegranate, pumpkin seeds and almonds. You can use the recipe’s dressing or choose your own.
5. Mini Vegan Pecan Pies
You can never go wrong with something sweet, especially during the holidays. These little bites are perfect for dessert or even as an appetizer if you’d like. Usually pecan pie calls for corn syrup and an egg base. Instead this recipe uses a roux base of maple syrup and coconut sugar. See how to make your own mini bites of heaven here.
Vegan-based recipes are amazing, truly! It can be difficult to maintain a vegan lifestyle at times, but having these great recipes can really help. Sometimes a vegan lifestyle can lead to a lack of certain vitamins, like B12. Make sure to take your supplements daily, and get bloodwork done with your health professional regularly.