Have Yourself a Plant-Based Christmas

Happy holidays!

Whatever your holiday celebrations will look like this year, we hope you and your family are happy and healthy and get to celebrate together in some way, shape or form.

To help you celebrate, we have some of our favorite holiday recipes. Some are new and fresh to the blog and some are tried and true favorites that we can’t stop coming back to. Whether they’re new or old, they’re all made 100% with minimally processed plants, making them nutrient-dense recipes you can feel so good about sharing with your friends and family. Enjoy!


Have Yourself a Plant-Based Christmas




Veggie Pinwheel Roll-ups – This fancy looking finger-food is a plant-based twist on the typical veggie pinwheel roll-up. A perfect Christmas appetizer!

Rosemary Stuffed Mushrooms – Whole-food, plant-based rosemary stuffed mushrooms made with cashews, onion, garlic and spinach. A party-pleasing appetizer packed with flavor!

Lentil Amaze-Balls – Lentil balls with a ton of flavor and a meaty texture. The serving options are endless – over noodles, on a salad, topping a stir-fry – but we especially love these as an appetizer with BBQ sauce.

Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip – Warm and creamy plant-based spinach artichoke dip with a cashew base. Include this app on your Christmas menu to make your life easy — simply combine and bake! Done.




Dijon Brussel Sprouts – One of my favorite special occasion side dishes, these sweet and savory dijon brussel sprouts are prepared with zero-oil and tons of flavor.

Mushroom Potato Bake – A warming mushroom and potato dish spiced with curry powder, paprika and cayenne pepper. It’s a safe bet side dish that everyone will like!

Simple Red Cabbage Coleslaw – For us coleslaw lovers.. an easy, oil-free, plant-based red cabbage slaw with a creamy dressing made with cashews and maple syrup. All the coleslaw goodness sans the mayo.

Balsamic Roasted Carrots – Carrots roasted to perfection with a sweet balsamic glaze. A side dish you really can’t go wrong with.

Italian Nut Sauce over Roasted Veggies – Serve your roasted veggies with this flavorful, oil-free Italian sauce that looks like it may be from Whoville! It’s made with a mix of nuts and seeds and all the best Italian spices.


Plant-Based Side Dish Recipes



Hearty Vegetable Stew – A warming and filling veggie-packed stew, perfect for feeding a hungry Christmas crowd on a cold winter day. Add a can of pumpkin to make it extra creamy and satisfying (because it’s ALWAYS pumpkin season)!

1-Pot 2-Step 3 Bean Soup – A filling, flavorful and healthy 2-step soup (really though… 2 steps.. it’s a set and forget kinda recipe ?) you can make over the stove, in a crockpot or in an instant pot.

BBQ Baked Tofu – This oil-free, flavorful BBQ baked tofu is great for dumping over a salad or stir fry to make them more filling and flavorful!

Creamy Lemon Dill Pasta – For the pasta and the dill lovers…this. A veggie-filled creamy pasta flavored with fresh thyme, dill, and lemon. Pure pasta perfection.


Plant-Based Main Dish Recipes



…the main event

Chocolate Coconut Snowballs – Bring these 5-ingredient no-bake chocolate snowballs to your Christmas gathering for a sweet and fudgy yet healthy treat. Made with nuts and dates and rolled in coconut.

Samoa Bars – This sweet chocolate coconut treat is a MUST. Zero refined sugar (hello, dates!) but all the sweetness. Double the recipe and thank us later.

Apple Cranberry Crumble – Christmas is cranberry time and we have the easiest, tastiest AND healthiest cranberry dessert recipe for you! This apple cranberry crumble can be whipped up in 4 steps and has zero added sugar.

Double Chocolate Mint Bites – Impress your friends and fam with these tasty double-chocolate mint bites made with chickpeas, dates, oats and sunflower seeds. Fiber-rich with no refined sugar or oil but all that perfect chocolate-mint flavor!

Chocolate Chickpeas Buckeyes – A healthified version of the popular chocolate buckeye dessert that is packed full of fiber from the chickpeas, dates, and natural peanut butter.

No-Bake Gingerbread BallsWhat’s Christmas without a gingerbread recipe? Make sure to include these foolproof, 4-step, no bake gingerbread balls on your dessert menu! 


Plant-Based Main Dish Recipes


There you have it – appetizer, side, main and dessert recipes, all whole food, plant-based and perfect for your Christmas menu! Make sure to take a photo of your creations and tag us on social media @whollyplantsblog!

Wishing you a happy and healthy Christmas!!


  ♥️ Natalie & Lexie

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