Looking to host an easy and budget-friendly vegan Christmas feast? Make sure that no animals suffered for your holiday celebrations by serving meat-free fare for all. Whether you are vegan or know someone who is—or you just want to “test the waters”—here are some suggestions for irresistible fare for your holiday get-together:
Vegan Main Courses on a Budget
Keep turkeys, pigs, cows, and all other animals off the table with a vegan centerpiece for your Christmas feast. Store-bought options include meatless roasts from various brands, or you can stuff a delicious winter squash. To impress your friends and family, try your hand at a seitan roast, made with vital wheat gluten and fresh vegetables.
Fake Meats, an online grocer, sells all-vegan items—from your favorite meaty roasts to all the other essentials you might need to make your celebrations shine. You can find them all and have them delivered right to your front door. Plus, since the company is a PETA Business Friend, you’ll be helping us continue our vital work for animals year-round.
Vegan Versions of Classic Side Dishes
Many traditional Christmas side dishes are easy to “veganize.” Round out your meal with mashed or roasted potatoes, roasted vegetables, stuffing, and more. Vegan butter or margarine is used in these recipes, which is a kind option for cows. In the dairy industry, baby cows are stolen from their mothers—keep families together this holiday by making this easy swap.
Divine Desserts and Drinks
Don’t forget to serve something sweet to your guests at the end of the meal. Go for classic Christmas cookies, or choose the traditional Christmas pudding—done the vegan way, of course.
Vegan Cooking Essentials
If you want to veganize your own family recipes, opt for cooking essentials such as vegetable stock, vegan cream cheese, and unsweetened plant milk, which can often be found at low prices at your local grocery store. Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer, bananas, and applesauce can be used in place of eggs in baked goods. By choosing to cook without cow’s milk, butter, and eggs, you can make sure that Christmas stays wonderful for all living, feeling beings.
As you prepare to host one fabulous holiday fête, keep in mind these convenient suggestions, which are sure to please your palate and keep your conscience clear. Merry Christmas and happy party planning!