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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!