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Tips and Recipes for a Vegetarian-Friendly Holiday Dinner

These days, it seems like every RSVP should be accompanied by a list of food allergies, preferences, and an opinion about whether or not meat should be served. More and more people are realizing the various and personal health benefits of becoming a vegetarian, and that can make the holiday meals tough. Traditional holiday feasts include roasted poultry or beef, two decidedly unfriendly options for a vegetarian.

In a perfect world, vegetarian and omnivores can co-exist in peace. You can still have your grand roast during the Christmas dinner Here are some ideas about how you can incorporate some vegetarian options into your Christmas dinner.

Many people are vegetarians due to ethical reasons, but others choose to be vegetarian because of allergies or other food-related issues. In order to make sure that you’re accommodating everyone who will show up to your holiday dinner, pick up some vegan-friendly and low-grain options. Take $5 off Low Carb Bread with promo codes, and you’ll give a carb-sensitive person an extra smile when they realize you’ve thought of them when planning your meal.

low-carb-breadDon’t worry about including a fake meat or meat substitute in your meal. Excellent vegetable-focused side dishes are enough to please even the most discerning vegetarians.

A great way to start off a vegetarian-friendly meal is with a soup or salad. Soups are quick and you can whip them up in a blender after cooking everything in vegetable stock on the stove.

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If you’re having a potluck, and are expecting people to bring dishes to contribute, definitely consider getting a toaster oven. It make reheating and finishing guest’s dishes a breeze. You can get both a blender and toaster oven from Oster, and take up to 40% off with coupon codes!

5 Great Vegetarian Recipes for Christmas Dinner

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1. Miso Kabocha Squash Soup with Maple Roasted Walnuts

This soup is everything great about fall and winter, wrapped up in a savory, cozy soup with a sweet twist.


2. Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

These little appetizers are super quick to make and the flavor combination is a total crowd-pleaser. I would eat these every day, if they were around!


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3. Asparagus Gruyere Tart

Omnivores won’t even notice that this decadent, savory tart doesn’t have any meat in it. Not only is it beautiful, it’s easy to make and looks really impressive to your guests.


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4. Slow Cooker Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries

These hearty brussels sprouts get a sweet and sour note with the addition of maple and cranberries, then finish off with salty feta. It’s truly a flavor explosion!


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5. Mushroom Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese

Packed with traditional Italian ingredients with an exception of one thing: the protein. Instead of ground beef, this recipe uses protein-packed mushrooms and lentils to create a meaty flavor and texture.


Leave your favorite vegetarian recipes in the comments! If you’re a vegetarian, what is your favorite meal to enjoy around the holidays?