C IT NUTRITIONALLY
Wild Rice and Acorn Squash Wedge Salad
Every holiday table needs a delicious winter squash dish on it. This unique combination features the wonderful taste of acorn squash that packs in fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin C. You’ll also get a nice touch of sweetness from the raisins and maple syrup.
Get the recipe:Wild Rice and Acorn Squash Wedge Salad
CANS GET YOU COOKING
Vegetable Farro Salad
Cans seal in food’s nutrition, freshness, and flavor, making vegan cooking as simple as opening up your “cantry” and blending ingredients together to create a flavorful dish. This farro salad is a great way to use protein-packed canned garbanzo beans, nutrient-dense canned asparagus, and fiber-filled canned beets in one main dish. The farro adds a whole grain, so your guests will feel satisfied and ready to ring in the New Year.
Get the recipe: Vegetable Farro Salad
Cranberry Apricot Chutney
Holidays wouldn’t be complete without the colorful addition of a beautiful cranberry chutney. This version is free of preservatives, full of flavor, and packed with fiber from apples, apricots, and cranberries. Plus, rather than paying a high price for a specialty brand, you can enjoy this homemade gourmet chutney for about $1.54 per serving. Healthy eating has never been so affordable and delicious!
Get the recipe: Cranberry Apricot Chutney
Vegan Root Vegetable Gratin
For the purist who craves a gratin, this beauty is for you. This recipe layers the seasonal flavors of rutabaga, turnips, and parsnips to create a fiber-filled, flavor-packed dish. Did you know that rutabagas are a nutrient powerhouse? They contain magnesium, manganese, potassium, and a slew of other nutrients. Dig in.
Get the recipe:Vegan Root Vegetable Gratin
SHAW’S SIMPLE SWAPS
Pomegranate Broccoli Salad
Turn that summer picnic side dish into a delicious vegan, gluten-free holiday salad your entire party will enjoy. Using POM 100% Pomegranate Juice and a plant-based mayo, the festive dressing is a perfect blend of sweet and tart flavor.
Get the recipe: Pomegranate Broccoli Salad
Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
Now, the main event: shepherd’s pie! This recipe can take the place of your traditional turkey. It combines the seasonal staple of the potato with a delicious, rich, full-flavored lentil filling. Lentils provide fiber and protein, leaving you feeling full and 100 percent satisfied.
Get the recipe:Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
SHAW’S SIMPLE SWAPS
Vegan Pumpkin Pie with a Tortilla Chip Crust
Gluten-free followers, vegans, and straight-up foodies will go nuts for this pumpkin pie twist. Not only do you get the flavor and richness of the pumpkin purée we all crave this time of year, but you also get a fun, textured crust made of pumpkin tortilla chips. Yes, you can use those seasonal chips for a piecrust too!
Get the recipe:Vegan Pumpkin Pie with a Tortilla Chip Crust
THE FOODIE DIETITIAN
Caramel Apple Pie Bars
I look forward to these bars every year. The secret ingredient to make a decadent delight that’s A-OK to enjoy every day of the week? Dates. This recipe uses this naturally sweet fruit to create a to-die-for filling and caramel sauce that will leave you wanting more. Dates are filled with potassium, an essential nutrient for keeping your body balanced.
Get the recipe:Caramel Apple Pie Bars