Think vegan can’t be festive? Think again!

For many, veganism can be the synonym of total abstinence and no pleasure. Consequently, it might seem difficult to picture a vegan Christmas dinner that can be both healthy, ethical and absolutely delicious. A quick reminder if you are a newcomer to the vegan diet: Vegans don’t eat any animal-derived products; this means no meat, no fish, no eggs, no dairy products, no other food using animal products. Think it’s nice but impossible to keep over the festive period? Think again: Here’s how to prepare your perfect vegan Christmas menu and to introduce your family to healthy eating.

A festive wreath

Vegan Means No Turkey, But There’s Still Lots of Yums

Admittedly, if you opt for a vegan approach, you will not be able to prepare the traditional Christmas turkey. Don’t worry; there are plenty of ways to keep the festive spirit even without meat. You could bake a delicious vegan wreath that is packed with vegetables and nuts. After all, what’s more Christmassy than a wreath? And with this one, there’s no guilt at all as it’s not only yummy but also very healthy: The ideal way to get your family to eat more vegetables and still feel the Christmas touch! Besides, there’s a piece of good news about the Christmas dinner: You can still eat most of your favourite seasonal dishes, such as roast potatoes, sprouts. If you are ready to improvised, you can even find an alternative to meat gravy with a thick and savoury mushroom gravy for example.

Can Vegans Have Christmas Pudding?

Yes, they can, as long as you are up for little modifications. The traditional pudding recipe contains suet and eggs, so these are the only ingredients you will need to replace. Why should you do it? Because vegan food is just as yummy as non-vegan food, but it has the advantage of being super healthy, which is something you will need to go through the festive season in one piece! Whether you just want to try a vegan menu for a change, or whether you have decided to change your eating habits and embrace a healthier diet, you will be surprised by the sweet taste of a vegan Christmas Pudding! And while you are at it, why don’t you make some caramel filled chocolates? After all, Christmas is the time to indulge, and you can enjoy your sweets even on a vegan diet!

Do I Need Any Special Equipment?

There is no need to fill up your kitchen with plenty of new cooking appliances when you decide to prepare a vegan meal. However, there is very little ready-made vegan food in shops. Therefore, you will find that a vegan kitchen has all the Essential Cookware supplies that you may not have needed in such detail in other kitchens: This includes the basics for cutting and chopping, preparing and storing your food. It is nothing out of the ordinary, but as vegans do need to prepare their food from scratch more often than other eaters, they tend to have their kitchen drawers full of various knives, graters, pots and much more!

About The Author

thesparklenest

Mama of two beautiful boys. I’m veggie, vintage loving, a bit of a crafter and a bit of a hippy. I love the countryside and pretty things.

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