While accommodating your Paleo cousin, your brother's vegan girlfriend, and your own gluten sensitivity might seem daunting at first, your favorite digital location for recipe inspo is here to the rescue. You guessed it: Pinterest. Earlier this year, the company launched uber-specific search filters, a home-run feature for anyone struggling to find recipes to fulfill their specific dietary needs.
Just in time for the holiday season, Pinterest has made your menu planning even easier by sharing the most-pinned recipes in these categories. Continue scrolling at your own risk: The following pics may cause mouth watering.
Keep reading for the 9 buzziest holiday recipes on Pinterest.
Adding a little holiday spirit to your morning smoothie just got simpler with this ginger and cinnamon gem. "Don't be afraid to get some greens in this bad boy," Green Press' James McLoughlin writes. "Two handfuls of spinach will amplify the goodness even further."
Your holiday table will likely feature a spread of gluten-packed items, but you can add these as an alternative for those less tolerant of wheat. "These don’t taste like cardboard, crumble like sawdust, require a knife to saw through, or need to be toasted to be palatable! What a relief, right?" Michelle Palin says of her recipe on My Gluten-Free Kitchen.
Give your cranberry sauce a makeover with this low-carb version. Maya Krampf of Wholesome Yum says, "This sugar-free cranberry sauce recipe is ridiculously easy. It takes just ten minutes. In fact, it’s so easy that it almost feels strange to call it a recipe."
"The process of creating this delicious side dish is similar to mashed potatoes, but without the hard parts," says Megha Barot, author at Keto Connect. "You’ll simply throw the cauliflower into a processor after boiling and blend until silky smooth." The cherry—or should we say gravy on top? Actual gravy.
While the rest of the table eats a classic Beef Wellington, the vegans in the group can enjoy this mushroom-stuffed alternative. Pro tip: "The secret to a deliciously juicy yet flaky Mushroom Wellington is to pat everything dry and make sure it's completely cold before wrapping it in your vegan puff pastry," says Nicole, the chef behind Delicious Everyday.
"We’re not always in the mood for elaborate dishes and sometimes, the simplest things in life turn out to be the best," says food blogger Sonia Lacasse of The Healthy Foodie. Since everybody knows that Thanksgiving is best served stress-free, you might want to add this orange goodness to your menu.
Since you can no longer go a day without your go-to, plant-based source of omega-3s, this dip makes an ideal appetizer. Carine Claudepierre, the foodie behind SweetAsHoney, says of her crowd-pleasing recipe, "OMG! the flavor will blend, the tahini paste will firm up, and it ends up in the best avocado dip on earth."
The most wonderful time of the year also happens to be one of the most stressful (hello, Christmas shopping). But don't you worry, adaptogens are here to help you find some Zen in the midst of all the chaos. "Maca has a malty vanilla flavor and it’s good for fatigue, memory, and a slew of other things," says Jeanine Donofrio of Love and Lemons.
Since the benefits of ACV just don't quit (not even during the holidays), you'll have to include this digestion-boosting all-star in your veggies. "The vinegar intensifies the taste of the vegetables, and brings balance to their natural sweetness," says Elise Bauer, who cooks up easy as pie eats over at Simply Recipes. Once again, ACV for the win.
Originally published November 20, 2017; updated November 28, 2018.
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