Searches for Meatless Holiday Recipes Are Majorly Increasing on Pinterest
According to VegNews, searches on Pinterest for "meatless Christmas meals" have increased by 53 percent this year alone. That's not all, though: Both vegetarian and vegan dishes were top categories in the 2018 UK Food + Drink Awards with trending pins that could easily replace roast beef or ham as the star of the show, including Seitan Butter Chicken, Mushroom Lasagna, and Harissa-Roasted Cauliflower. Talk about yum. No matter if this will be your first meat-free holiday ever—or you're already a seasoned pro—here are five recipes to try this year.
1. Glazed butternut squash
If you want to display a dish that's just as pretty as it is delicious, try this glazed butternut squash. The fiber-rich meal takes minimal effort to make, and with a sweet glaze made with maple syrup, no one will be able to resist it.
2. Matzo ball soup
Seconds will certainly be in order for this vegan matzo ball soup. The healthy mix uses veggie stock instead of chicken, and you get heaps of protein from the tofu.
3. BBQ chickpea and sweet potato loaf
This barbecue loaf is melt-in-your-mouth good with the savory combo of sweet potato, chickpeas, almond flour, and oats. Plus, get this: It has more protein than regular meatloaf. #Winning.
4. Zucchini lasagna
Perfect for anyone who wants to keep things light, this raw lasagna uses zucchini slices as the noodles and vegan ricotta in the filling. As an added bonus: There will be no food coma after your plate is clean.
5. Vegan pumpkin mac and cheese
Who needs actual cheese for a top-notch mac and cheese? This version gets its creamy consistency from a mix of pumpkin and coconut milk, and the panko breadcrumb topping brings it all together.
Want some vegan eggnog to drink over the holidays? Try this recipe. And when you're ready for dessert, these easy-to-make vegan Rice Krispies will hit the spot.
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