5 Plant-based Holiday Recipes to Make You the Hit of the Party

By Bridgette Clare, RHN on December 18, 2014 , categorized in In the Kitchen

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Never find yourself stuck, last minute, in the Whole Foods lineup, with a basket full of pre-made goodies again. There’s no need to spend hours preparing dishes for your next holiday party either. With these plant-based holiday recipes you’ll easily (and effortlessly) be in the running to be the hit of your next party without all the stress of over-complicated or time-consuming dishes.

These are my top five favorite go-to recipes for holiday parties – whether I’m going to a potluck, hosting a dinner party or preparing a quick meal for one during the holiday season.

Healthy holiday recipes

1. Brussels Sprouts Three Ways

These aren’t your Grandma’s Brussels. Gone are the days of soggy, lackluster Brussels sprouts when you have these roasted recipes in your back pocket. If find yourself into Brussels in a big way consider a Brussels sprout bar for your next party where you make all three recipes. If you have a bit more time, add these Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Coconut Bacon to the mix.

healthy holiday recipes

2. Fruitcake Baked Oatmeal

Fruitcake is the new black. You heard it here first and with this fruitcake baked oatmeal you’ll be right on trend. This recipe is great as a meal for one or for brunch gatherings.

healthy holiday recipes

3. Cranberry Maple Glazed Lentil Loaf

With the prep time coming in under 30 minutes this loaf is sure to wow any of your skeptic friends and family who think plant-based, gluten-free meals are time-consuming and not at all tasty.

healthy holiday recipes

4. Maca Chocolate Bark

If you want to look like you spent hours in the kitchen and have your friends and family wondering how you have time to fit it all in, try this Vega Maca Chocolate bark. You can whip this up in under 15 minutes and still have time for all the other things you need to do this holiday season.

healthy holiday recipes

5. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Who needs pumpkin pie when you can have this smoothie? This is a spin on a holiday fave without all the added calories you would find in a classic pumpkin pie recipe. I like to serve this in shot glasses with coconut whipped cream for dessert or enjoy it for breakfast when I’m in the mood for a holiday-inspired smoothie.

What’s your go-to party fave? Let me know in the comments below!

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Bridgette Clare, RHN

A Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Certified Raw Foods Chef and Vega Product Specialist, Bridgette Clare works at Vega as the Customer Experience Team Lead. Bridgette is passionate about making food fun and accessible. She believes what we eat has a huge impact on how we feel and whole heartedly supports a holistic approach to nutrition. Experimenting in the kitchen, sharing new recipes and enjoying new culinary experiences with friends is what she’s all about. Fun fact: Bridgette is always seeking out fun ways to stay active—trying out everything from circus school to testing out her indoor cycling teacher abilities!

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