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.
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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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
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
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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