Build Your Own Vegetarian Christmas Dinner – Blogmas day 21

Blogmas day 21! I’m shocked how few recipes I’ve dug up so far for this whole thing! This will be my first meat-free Christmas so I thought I should do some research. Get ready for a bunch of vegetarian Christmas dinner options!

While I’m not fully vegetarian, I am pescatarian. What does that mean? I still eat fish, shellfish, and seafood. It’s certainly a protein group I could never give up because I love it so much.

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Why did I stop eating meat?

After having Peyton, I started to notice that I was feeling odd. Like as in my stomach. I started to notice that if I hadn’t eaten meat in a few days I’d feel much better. After talking to my doctor she said it’s not uncommon for mom’s, after birth having certain aversions. So, since then, I haven’t eaten any meat. Since stopping eating meat, I can honestly say it’s made all the difference. Maybe someday I’ll dig into a steak again, but for now, I’m listening to my body. And right now, it’s saying no meat for Libby.

Even when I was pregnant, I wasn’t eating much meat. However, I probably should have been because my iron is low as it is. Because of being pregnant, and also not eating much meat, I ended up on Fermex, an iron supplement. It sucked, but it’s what I had to do. I’ll get more into my pescatarian life another time though!

Back to Christmas

Since we will be going to my in-law’s place for Christmas I have to start thinking about what I will eat. Sure, I could live off of sides. But I guess I could also make just a little side something for myself. Maybe working my way through this post, I’ll find something that really speaks to me!

Christmas dinner at my in-laws typically means my mother-in-law cooking a massive meal for the whole family. I’m talking uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family and more. She conquers it like a champ since she’s been doing it for so many years. It’s truly impressive.

When we lived in Vancouver, all of our friends came to our place. We’d make the turkey, potatoes, sweet potato casserole, veggies, dinner rolls and more. I loved cooking for our framily (friends who were basically family). Its one of our Christmas traditions that I miss the most.

Build Your Own Vegetarian Christmas Menu - Blogmas Day 21

Vegetarian Christmas dinner breakdown

After doing some searching, I think the best way to really encompass an entire vegetarian Christmas dinner is by breaking it down into groups. Groups such as starters, entrees, sides and everything in between. While many of these recipes are vegan, you can also sub in butter if you use it. Depending on your needs and wants.

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Build Your Own Vegetarian Christmas Menu - Blogmas Day 21
Vegetarian Christmas starters & appetizers

Vegan Christmas Salad // from Lazy Cat Kitchen

Roasted Beetroot, Goat Cheese & Walnut Salad // from The Cooks Pyjamas

Vegan French Onion Soup // from Vegan Huggs

Creamy Vegan Mushroom-Chestnut Bisque // from Floating Kitchen

Eggless Yorkshire Puddings // from Binjal’s Veg Kitchen

Vegan Lentil Cashew Cheese Ball // from Ex Sloth

Roasted Sweet Potatoe Bites with Guacamole // from Pumpkin & Peanutbutter

Carrots in a Blanket // from Vegan Sandra

Christmas Pinwheels // from V Nutrition & Wellness

Vegan Sausage Rolls // from Hot for Food Blog

Creamy Bruschetta Stuffed Mushrooms // from The Busy Baker

Christmas Wreath & Tree Veggie Trays // from The Country Cook

Vegetarian Mezze Platter // from What’s Gaby Cooking

White Bean Dip With Herbs // from This Savory Vegan

DIY Vegan Charcuterie Board // from The Plant Philsophy

Build Your Own Vegetarian Christmas Menu - Blogmas Day 21

Vegetarian Christmas entrees

Vegetarian Lasagne // from Marla Meradith

Beet Wellington with Balsamic Reduction // from Lazy Cat Kitchen

Lentil Roast with Balsamic Onion Gravy // from Wallflower Kitchen

Stuffed Butternut Squash with Quinoa, Cranberries & Kale // from Well Plated

Mushroom Wellington // from Delicious Everyday

Goodwill Pie // from Anna Jones

Vegan Greek-Style Roast “lamb” // from Moutwatering Vegan

Festive Butternut Roast // from The Veg Space

Butternut Squash Lentil Loaf // from Catching Seeds

Cheesy Chickpea Cake // from Amuse Your Bouche

Cauliflower Cheese Tart // from Amuse Your Bouche

Brussels Sprouts & Goat Cheese Tart // from Planet Veggie

Creamy Lentil Aubergine Stack // from Amuse Your Bouche

Brie, Potato & Mushroom Tart // from Tinned Tomatoes

Spinach & Ricotta Strudel // from Amuse Your Bouche

Jamie Oliver’s Vegan Christmas Dinner // from Jamie Oliver via Buzzfeed

Vegducken // from One Green Planet

Vegducken 2.0 // from Epicurious

Build Your Own Vegetarian Christmas Menu - Blogmas Day 21

Vegetarian Christmas sides

Italian Roasted Veggies & Mushrooms // from Jo Cooks

Mushroom Herb Gravy // from Budget Bytes

Chestnut Mushroom Bourguignon // from The Veg Space

Cheesy Mini Gratin Potato Stacks // from Recipe Tin Eats

Beetroot Tart // from Anna Jones

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes and Mushroom Gravy // from Serving Realness

Vegan Potato Salad // from This Savory Vegan

Hasselback Potatoes with Kale Pesto // from Green Kitchen Stories

Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans // from Cooking Classy

Homemade Cranberry Sauce // from Eat The Gains

Crockpot Stuffing with Wild Rice, Cranberries & Almonds // from Well Plated

Easy Vegan Stuffing // from Build Your Bite

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic-Maple Glaze // from Yay For Food

Roasted Carrots & Parsnips // from A Family Feast

Whole Roasted Cauliflower // from The Healthy Foodie

Easy Sideways Potato Gratin // from Family Friends Food

Potato Roses // from Family Friends Food

Braised Greens // from Jamie Oliver

Southern Cornbread Dressing (Stuffing) // from Food to Glow

Grateful for Lentil Gravy // from Sodium Girl

The Best Homemade Vegetarian Gravy // from Amuse Your Bouche


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Build Your Own Vegetarian Christmas Menu - Blogmas Day 21

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