A healthy holiday season starts with a little awareness. Let’s take our diet during this time of year; we tend to mindlessly overindulge, eating foods we normally would pass on (“It’s the holidays. I can treat myself.”) And sure, it’s fun in the moment. But then later on, your mind and body don’t feel so great. And you wonder why you did it in the first place. Sound familiar?

Have you considered a meatless holiday so you can give your body and mind a break? It’s not as hard as you think. It’s a new era for meatless recipes (meaning they taste much better than the cardboard vegetarian dishes of yesteryear).

If its too hard to cook meatless for the entire holiday, why not try a meal or two? Going meatless is a great way to remind your friends and family that eating meatless not only makes you feel good, but it’s also good for the planet and good for the body.

Here are some recipe ideas we found from Delish.

Meatless Holiday Recipes:


Easy Vegan Bean Casserole 

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes 

Cauliflower Stuffing

Veggie Mushroom Gravy

Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

Thanksgiving Cauliflower

More holiday recipes here.

The best part of a meatless holiday? You won’t feel deprived or lacking (as many wrongfully think). When you cook using quality recipes like those listed above, your body and mind genuinely feel sated, without that uncomfortable full feeling.

Doesn’t that sound like a more enjoyable holiday already?

Pangaea has a wide selection of meatless choices for the holidays, including Tofurkey as well as a full range of local organic fruits and vegetables.

Slather with fresh herbs and olive oil. Bake until cauliflower is tender and slightly charred. It’s that simple. And delicious. See recipe above.