It’s almost Thanksgiving and Christmas will quickly follow. Do you have a plan for the holidays?
Favorite Foods made Healthier
Food may be at the center of most holiday traditions but that doesn’t mean you have to eat poorly. In fact, many of your traditional favorites can be adapted and made healthier (and allergy-friendly).
You may need to substitute eggs, butter or oil but it can be done. I highly recommend you test each dish before the big day or follow a trusted recipe.
The Holidays can be a Slippery Slope
The problem with straying away from healthy eating habits during the holidays is that most of us don’t stop with one meal. We polish off a turkey dinner and dairy-filled sides with a couple of pieces of pie, then start all over the next day with leftovers. Then we have a “hankering” for rich and fatty foods that can only be quenched with Christmas cookies, cakes and cheese.
Does that sound familiar?
Plan for Health
I’ve collected all of my favorite traditional Holiday foods in one place. The Plant-Based Holiday Meal Plan & Cookbook is a PDF download that contains 20 recipes. This collection is perfect for anyone who eats vegan, gluten-free, or allergy-friendly.
Let’s take a closer look at the recipes!
- Thanksgiving Sage Dressing
- Gluten-Free Cornbread for Dressing
- Perfectly Whipped Mashed Potatoes
- Sweet Potato Casserole with optional Pecan Glaze
- Thanksgiving Mushroom Gravy
- Green Bean Casserole
- Creamy Crustless Pumpkin Pie
- Dry Veggie Broth Mix
- Cranberry Sauce
- Holiday Lentil Loaf
- Cheezy Potatoes (Vegan Scalloped Potatoes)
- Faux Cheese Sauce
- Butternut Squash & Quinoa Salad with Oil-Free Cranberry Dressing
- Oil-Free Cranberry Salad Dressing
- Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
- Veggie Pot Pie (this recipe contains gluten but can be made GF using the GF Pie Crust Recipe)
- Recipe for Easy All Purpose Sauce for Veggie Pot Pie
- Roasted Asparagus
- Maple Glazed Carrots
- Gluten-Free Pie Crust (contains vegan shortening)
- Apple Pie
- Creamy Apple Pie Bars
Most of the recipes are also oil-free, the only exception is the pie crust. (I’ve yet to create a truly great pie crust that is gluten-free and oil-free hence the vegan shortening used in the crust).
Last year I offered a Thanksgiving Meal Plan but this year I’ve taken that old Meal Plan, updated it with new recipes and made it more user-friendly. If you bought the old Thanksgiving Meal Plan I’m happy to send you this one for free. Just send me an email and I’ll verify your purchase and send you a new download link.
It’s also available on Amazon but I HIGHLY recommend this PDF version. The Amazon version is e-reader friendly but the charts get difficult to read do to formatting changes. The larger you screen the easier it is so it will likely work fine on ipads but not as well on iphones.
I guarantee it will make your holiday meals healthy and delicious! It’s full of helpful information, a cooking guide and plenty of tips.