Garden of Life’s Vegan Holiday Survival Guide
Whether for ethical, environmental or health reasons, many are making the switch to a completely plant-based diet. With all the sweet treats and decadent dishes readily available during the holidays, this change can seem difficult while still enjoying the season.
Here are some fun and delicious ways to use plant ingredients during this time of year to truly make it the most wonderful.
Harvest time = happy time. ‘Tis the season when local stores have a bounty of fresh vegetable produce; think squash, apples, cranberries, beets, pears, potatoes, pomegranates and of course, all the pumpkins!
Complement the hearty harvest classics with seasonal herbs and spices that increase that “cozy factor.” We’re talking ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and chai, and hearty herbs like sage, rosemary and thyme.
Okay, so everyone’s heard this one before, but we like it the most because it not only guarantees you have something delicious to eat, but it also helps get friends and family excited about your vegan lifestyle. There’s no better way to win your family over than to bring your best dish they’ll love and then let them know that it just happens to be vegan. Try out our Pumpkin Soup, Stuffed Butternut Squash or Vegan “Eggnog” recipes.
While taking a multivitamin is good advice all year ‘round, it’s particularly important during the busy holiday season. Guarantee you get all of the nutrients you need from real, whole foods when you select a vegan supplement such as our mykind Organics multivitamin.
Remember, this is the season to celebrate. Find ways to treat yourself that are still vegan-friendly. Whether that means purchasing heirloom beans, buying an expensive ingredient that’s usually off limits, or making a vegan dessert, find new food-centered traditions that celebrate your vegan lifestyle.
Follow this fool-proof Vegan Holiday Survival Guide to enjoy the holidays while staying true to your plant-based ways. Happy Holiday Season!