It’s that time of year again for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and more!
Are you looking to incorporate healthier options into your upcoming holiday meals without sacrificing taste or creativity?
Do you have gluten free or vegan guests coming to your home, and you have no idea what to make them?
Are you simply looking for some fun, new and out-of-the-ordinary dishes you can serve at your Thanksgiving table in just a few days?
Look no further – this roundup has got you covered!
1) Shepherd’s Pie Savory Mini Cakes
Shepherd’s Pie Savory Mini Cakes from me, Vegan Chickpea – a hybrid of vegan shepherd’s pie and vegan meatloaf come together in these muffin-sized veggie and nut cakes, topped with mashed sweet potatoes.
2) Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash
Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash by Simple Seasonal – using the acorn squash as serving bowls makes a beautifully impressive presentation!
3) Autumn Kale Salad
Autumn Kale Salad from Happy Healthy Mama – featuring butternut squash, kale, Granny Smith apples, dates, pecans and cinnamon with a tangy cashew butter dressing.
4) Roasted Stuffed Poblanos with Smoky Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans
Roasted Stuffed Poblanos with Smoky Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans by Vanilla and Bean – a great way to add some zest to your meal, topped with a cooling avocado cream sauce.
5) Pumpkin Peanut Curry
Pumpkin Peanut Curry from My Darling Vegan – because who said curry shouldn’t be included for the holidays?
6) Baked Spaghetti Squash with Tempeh Ragout
Baked Spaghetti Squash with Tempeh Ragout by Greenevi – zucchini, mushrooms and tempeh packed with lots of flavor create a hearty and savory dish.
7) Quinoa Stuffed Delicata Squash Rings with Mushrooms, Cranberries and Pecans
Quinoa Stuffed Delicata Squash Rings with Mushrooms, Cranberries and Pecans by Rhubarbarians – makes a cute appetizer or side dish!
8) Ginger Mustard Miso Brussels Sprouts with Hemp Hearts
Ginger Mustard Miso Brussels Sprouts with Hemp Hearts from Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen – a perfect healthy and flavorful side dish (just substitute another liquid sweetener for the honey to make them vegan).
9) Mushroom and Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie
Mushroom and Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie by Delicious Everyday – a vegan and low carb spin on the traditional recipe, with cauliflower mash instead of potatoes on top.
10) Spiced Carrot and Chickpea Salad
Spiced Carrot and Chickpea Salad from Lazy Cat Kitchen – uses seasonal ingredients like pomegranates and hazelnuts.
11) Pumpkin Cranberry Crumb Mini Muffins
Pumpkin Cranberry Crumb Mini Muffins by Vegan Chickpea – because a little sweetness on the table is always welcomed!
12) Savory Beetroot, Carrot and Oat Bake
Savory Beetroot, Carrot and Oat Bake from Nirvana Cakery – a super creative side dish that you can make ahead to have ready to go.
13) Smoky Black Eyed Pea Soup with Tempeh and Spinach
Smoky Black Eyed Pea Soup with Tempeh and Spinach by Two City Vegans – consider adding soup to your holiday spread (especially this one with black eyed peas for good luck on New Years!).
14) Skinny Cornbread
Skinny Cornbread by Veg Annie – a sugar free recipe while still being sweet and fluffy.
15) Savory Mushroom and Quinoa Stuffed Mini Pumpkins
Savory Mushroom and Quinoa Stuffed Mini Pumpkins by Simple Seasonal – easy to make, with top presentation points!
16) Candied Pecan Cheesecake
Candied Pecan Cheesecake by Unconventional Baker – upgrade the traditional pecan pie recipe by adding in (vegan) cheesecake to the mix!
17) Healthy Pumpkin Snickers Bars
Healthy Pumpkin Snickers Bars from Emilie Eats – homemade candy bars that are way healthier than store bought and a perfect treat for the holidays.
Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends! I hope you have a joyful and delicious celebration on Thursday. 😀
Leave a comment below to share which recipes you’ll be incorporating into your holiday menus!
If you have other favorite vegan and gluten free dishes perfect for the holidays, feel free to leave a link to the recipe in the comments!