Are you newly vegan? Are some of your family members vegan, and you’re not sure how to cook for them? Or are you thinking about branching out this holiday season and trying new things? Well, if you fall into one of these categories, look no further. Below I have a list of great vegan replacement products that will allow you to enjoy the same traditional holiday meals you love, while still remaining vegan.
1.Earth Balance Butter
I believe that I may have written about this product before on the blog, but regardless, it deserves another mention! This is my personal favorite vegan butter on the market. It tastes just like the real thing, but you don’t have to feel guilty about eating dairy. This goes perfectly in any dish that you would use butter in; mashed potatoes, yams, butternut squash, you name it!
2. Egg Replacer
There are plenty of great egg replacement ideas out there, and unfortunately, I don’t know much about this product because I don’t do a lot of baking myself. However, I have heard that things such as flax seeds, silken tofu, bananas, baking soda and vinegar, applesauce and even avocado can make great egg replacements. There are also some companies, such as Bob’s Red Mill, which sell a boxed egg replacer. There might be some trial and error involved with this one, but I have faith that you’ll be able to find something that works best for your needs.
3. Sweet & Sara Marshmallows
I LOVE THESE MARSHMALLOWS! They are perfectly sweet and have the consistency of regular marshmallows. They will work perfectly on candied yams or any other desserts that you would normally use marshmallows on. Dandies and Elyon’s vegan marshmallows are also great brands to use.
4. Pacific Foods Vegan Mushroom Gravy
One of my favorite parts of a holiday meal is the gravy, but traditionally that’s not vegan. I like this gravy from Pacific because it has a nice flavor on its own, but you can absolutely add your own spices and seasonings to it and make it your own.
5. Field Roast “Celebration Roast”
I’ve had this roast for the last two holiday seasons, and it has become my favorite. I’ve mentioned in a previous blog that Field Roast is a great vegan brand, this product proves that point. They have a whole line of roasts, but this is the only one that I have tried personally. If you do decide to make this roast, I suggest making it exactly as the package suggests. Tofurky also makes a great holiday roast!
This list is meant to get you going in the right direction as far as your vegan holiday is concerned. However, there are plenty of great products and recipes to try out this holiday season. On top of all of these great vegan replacements, there are also plenty of vegan recipe ideas that don’t focus on “traditional” holiday meal ideas. I suggest trying out new things this season and see if you can find some new traditions. Above all else, enjoy the holiday season and eat great food with the people you love.
Happy Holidays and stay fabulous!