Holiday get togethers usually present the best reasons for people to enjoy and create the best memories together. Occasions like Thanksgiving, Christmas ,and New Year’s Eve are among the much awaited yearly events that can be celebrated with family and loved-ones.
However, apart from the fun and the memories that it create, these celebrations also become the reason for us to come up with excuses to splurge on rich foods and stray from the usual healthy diet you follow.
Not all people will consider a meatless celebration truly exciting especially for those who have a certain discrimination for vegan dishes but nowadays, because of the growing awareness about the importance of healthy eating and vegetarian diet, more meat substitutes have been made available for the market today including Tofu Turkey (a.k.a. "Tofurky"), a meat substitute that made it possible for people to prepare a hearty holiday feast that both vegetarians, vegans, and meat-eaters alike will surely enjoy.
Below is the list of both simple and unusual ways to present a splendid vegan holiday feast:
• Take advantage of the different cuisines that focuses on vegetarian foods as part of a traditional diet. There are lots of variations to choose from like Greek, Italian, and Lebanese dishes and all are naturally vegetarian or vegan. If you are after a spicy variation, try a traditional Indian or Sri Lankan meal for the holidays—it offers a rich combination of great flavors that will never make you miss the meat.
• Choose among great protein options that are present in the market these days. These vegetarian substitutes will allow you to come up with the tastiest dishes for your celebration. Soyfoods like tofu or TVP (textured soy protein) works perfectly to replace pork and chicken in some of your favorite dishes. Tofu is a popular vegan ingredient and it will only require the right seasonings and flavors, to make sure that your guests will appreciate every vegetarian dish you serve. For special occasions, tofu and gluten can even be used for vegan or vegetarian turkey dishes.
"Tofurkey" is readily available and all you have to do is heat and serve. Definitely, with these various vegan meat substitutes, you can splurge a little without necessarily ruining the diet you follow.
With the various options that vegetarian meals present, you will never feel like you are being deprived of the most delightful foods that you usually enjoy. Touch it up with a little creativity and follow simple vegan cookbooks that you can find these days and for sure, you will find it easy to satisfy the taste of every guest.
You will never be deprived of experiencing satisfaction over the holiday feasts even if you’re a vegetarian or vegan. With these basic tips, coming up with a vegan holiday celebration is simple with the guarantee of creating the best memories that will last a lifetime.