Updated: Nov 24, 2020
It kind of has a ring to it. It feels like the world has come so far in the past few years and we have gone from only vegans being vegan to quite a lot more people giving it a try and realising how great it really can be. We know many of you succeeded and loved Veganuary so why not pull it forward this year and start off with a banging Vegan Christmas. We consume way too much meat and dairy on Christmas Day, and that has a devastating effect on the environment so why not try something different this year.
We promise you it will be packed with flavour in every bite, and the leftovers will be slim pickings after the amount you won't be able to help but scoff on the day. The family can definitely be convinced and they won’t go hungry with this guilt-free delicious selection of food we have suggested, we even have a replacement for the much-loved cheeseboard for you to tuck in.
Check out these amazingly tasty, filling and fun-filled foods, for a Christmas with heaps of vegan treats.
The nut roast is always a popular Christmas choice, however, you do not have to stray too far from the norm. Pick up vegan turkey and create a like for like comparison to your Christmas original dish. Other options including stuffed butternut squash or why not try your own version of a beef wellington like these Beetroot & squash Wellingtons with kale pesto.
Most festive sides are vegan already though you may need to alter their preparation and how they are cooked. Perhaps switch your starter for the truffle & mushroom pate and no need to let things go dry, try this equally as delicious vegan gravy and horseradish condiments to go with your meal.
Arguably the best bit about Christmas is how much cheese that is acceptable to consume over the short period of time. Going vegan doesn't have to spoil that aspect, there are alternatives for most of your favourites including camembert. Get the crackers at the ready!
Sadly, some of the best wines are not vegan and it's pretty gross when you find out why. But fear not, the alternatives are here sourced ethically and vegan-friendly. A must is a red wine, so you can whip up a delicious bowl of mulled wine and spices. Other festive drinks include spirits and cocktails enthused with flavours of ginger and cinnamon and you can find more festive tipple ideas on our blog here.
There is no holding back when it comes to delicious pudding options. Go for the Christmas pudding or another fruity or chocolate-based cake and don't forget the mince pies.
Pick up something sustainable and vegan for your loved ones this year and go fully vegan and sustainable in your purchases. There are some amazing products that they will be thrilled to open on Christmas morning, some of our faves include the Himalayan Salt Lamp to have by their bedside table for unwinding and can add wellness to their bedtime routine or these delicious vegan chocs from Hotel Chocolat, we guarantee they won't last long!