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Our favorite vegetarian recipes for the holidays

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The average holiday meal revolves around the meat, which makes it difficult for a vegetarian. Instead of planning on filling up on rolls and potatoes, here are some delectable and healthy options that will hit the spot. Whether you are looking for a more traditional or an unconventional holiday meal, here are some suggestions for something vegetarian-friendly you and everyone else can enjoy!

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

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Green beans are a classic part of the holiday meal, so here is a spiced up recipe that does not use bacon or butter and instead has beans that go perfectly with the green beans! You never have to miss out on your favorites again!

Roasted Butternut Squash and Fennel Soup with Cheese Tortellini

It can be hard to fill up as a vegetarian without eating mainly bread so this delicious soup will not leave anyone hungry. Plus, soup is a fun way to get out of the routine holiday meal!

Roasted Sweet Potato and Mushroom Lasagna

Sweet potatoes and mushrooms may not be the most predictable combination but they compliment each other in a way you would never expect. Here is another filling possibility for your meal that will not disappoint!

Apple Ginger Steel Cut Oats

Nothing says the holidays like apple and ginger so here is great breakfast option to get you in the spirit. The coconut oil adds a little extra and unexpected flavor that one may not usually associate with December. Put it on top of some oatmeal and you have a tasty breakfast perfect for the family.

Nutty Wild Rice with Mushrooms

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A holiday meal is not complete without a festive rice dish so here is one that you definitely have not made before. It includes special and exciting ingredients that you may not have ever even used before!

Massaged Kale Salad with Cranberries and cashews

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This combination of different colors and flavors makes a perfect starter for your holiday meal. This salad is as rich in nutrients as it is in color and is a festive alternative to a basic salad. It tastes as good as it looks, especially when you pair it with your favorite dressing!

Veggie Loaded Polenta

A healthy and scrumptious polenta recipe full of vegetables and the best part is that it only takes half an hour to make! Sautee your favorite holiday vegetables and make something everyone will love!

Creamy Veggnog

Eggnog is a staple drink for the holidays but all the animal products in it make it hard for vegans and vegetarians to enjoy. Follow this recipe that is based on cashews and dates instead of egg and dairy, so you never have to miss out on this treat again!

Grasshopper Brownie Cookies

Deserts at family meals can be tricky for vegans and vegetarians since almost everything either contains dairy or eggs so here is a recipe for something you can enjoy! A combination of both brownies and cookies, these treats are the perfect way to end your meal!

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