Savvy Vegetarian's Traditional Holiday Recipes

Scrumptious But Healthy, Easy But Excellent, Not Too Fattening!

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Our vegetarian|vegan holiday recipes bring traditional comfort & flavor to holiday meals.

The typical American holiday menu serves up 4000 calories per person! No wonder people just collapse for the rest of the holiday.

Our vegetarian and vegan holiday recipes aren't exactly low fat, but they are heavy on low calorie grains and veggies.

Theoretically, you could cut the holiday calories in half with a veg or vegan feast.

Browse our holiday recipes for delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes that will be welcomed by all eaters.

Savvy Vegetarian Holiday Recipe Index:

Appetizers:

Low Fat Spicy Bean Dip Santiago's Salsa Fresca Slightly Garlicky Hummus Toasted French Bread Vegan Sour Cream Dip Vegan Spinach Dip

Desserts:

Apple Pie Blueberry Lime Bundt Cake Carrot Cake With Everything (ovo-lacto-veg, vegan) Cashew Cream Dessert Topping Chocolate Raspberry Heart Cookies Chocolate Ribbon Cookies Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Raw Vegan Cheesecake Citrus Pear Pomegranate Compote
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Coconut Whipped Cream Cranberry Orange Dessert Muffins Cranberry Walnut Swirls Gingerbread Men Lemon Bars Lemon Cake Olivia's Pumpkin Cheesecake (lacto-veg) Organic Traditional Pumpkin Pie (lacto-veg) Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pumpkin Pecan Vegan Cheesecake Raw Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake Rustic Pear Tart Serious Chocolate Chip Cookies (ovo-lacto-veg, vegan) Sugar Cookies (ovo-lacto option) Sweet Potato Tarts
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Vegan Banana Pudding Vegan Butter Tarts Vegan Chocolate Cake Vegan Coconut Macaroons Vegan Pie Crust Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Drinks:

Hot Spiced Apple Cider Spiced Cranberry Nog Real Lemonade

Main Dishes:

Baked Tofu Baked Tofu With Tahini (lacto-veg, vegan) Classic Lentil Loaf Lemon Pepper Baked Tofu
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Lentil Quinoa Loaf Nut Loaf Baked In Pastry (lacto veg, vegan) Shepherd's Pie (lacto veg, vegan) Stuffed Winter Squash

Side Dishes:

Baked Cranberry Sauce Basmati Rice Brown Rice Stuffing Cashew Gravy Chickpea Gravy Corn Bread Dinner Rolls Green Salad (lacto-veg or vegan) Mashed Potatoes (lacto-veg or vegan)
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Quinoa With Almonds and Cranberries Red Wine Roasted Brussels Sprouts Roasted Butternut Sunset Root Vegetables In Bechamel Sauce Squash Pecan Casserole (lacto-veg or vegan) Stuffed Mushrooms Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Vegan Stuffing Vegetables In Creamy Almond Sauce (lacto-veg or vegan) Vegetable Stuffed Winter Squash Walnutty Rice Wild Rice Pilaf

Tips for Happy Holiday Meals

Don't serve all these recipes at one meal! If you pick one main dish, one veggie dish, salad, cashew gravy, stuffing or bread, cranberry sauce, one dessert, and a couple of low fat appetizers - you'll still have a lavish meal.

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If you're seriously watching your weight, don't avoid holiday dining, and don't starve yourself. You know that never works anyway. Neither does guilt. Stick with the time tested strategy: go for the lower calorie vegan options, and take smaller portions.

For vegans and vegetarians, getting through a holiday meal can be challenging for other reasons.

Every holiday has traditional dishes, usually meat or dairy based, and every holiday gathering has at least one guest (not always the non-vegetarian!), who is offended that you aren’t eating the same as them.

For clues on how to dine peacefully in mixed company, read the Savvy Vegetarian Report Veg and Non-Veg Eat Together.

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