How to: have a more plant-based Christmas

No matter where you are in the world, Christmas is a time of year that brings people together to celebrate the year gone, around food. In Australia, the common Christmas feast typically includes freshly caught & cooked prawns, smoked hams, turkey & in my family an arrange of salads, vegetables and egg-based desserts.

If you’re thinking about choosing a plant based diet or alternatively are catering for a plant based family member you might have noticed that a lot of the dishes dished up aren’t exactly plant based (plant based is exactly that, mostly plants and less animal foods).

Here’s how to enjoy a MORE plant based Christmas this year:

  1. Include a range of different hearty vegetables based dishes on the table

    • Pomegrante, Parsley & Roasted Cumin Carrot

    • Festive Wild Rice & Quinoa Salad with orange segments & raisins

    • Dukkah Roasted Cauliflower Salad with nuts and seeds

    • Cinnamon & Chilli Roasted Pumpkin Slices

  2. Don’t forget protein alternatives including Mushroom & Oat Burgers/Veggie Sausages/Grilled Portobello Mushrooms if you’re having a BBQ

  3. Dessert: Swap the eggs white in pavlova for aquafaba

  4. Scrap the guilt & choose foods you will enjoy. Choosing to reduce the amount of meat you have in your daily diet has already done wonders for your self so if you feel like enjoying a slice of ham or turkey then don’t feel guilty for doing so. Instead, remember to include lots of balance on your plate…

Instead of throwing together a whole host of recipes,

this year I thought I’d share with you some fabulous Instagram accounts that have done all the hard work for both me and you.

Start Christmas Day with these festive Mushroom Pizzas from @brownpapernutrition

What tips and tricks do you have to enjoy a more plant based Christmas this year? Comment below: