Vegetarian and vegan Christmas dinner ideas

As the veggie and vegan trend is continually growing, some of you may be facing your first ever Christmas following the diet. It might seem strange to ditch the turkey, the thing that some see as the main event of your long awaited Christmas dinner, but there are so many alternatives now that you might actually enjoy it more!

 We love vegan and veggie options, and here are some of our favourites to have with your Christmas dinner:

Quorn Turkey Roast

This is one of our favourites, and it’s great if you want something similar to turkey on your plate. The macros are pretty good too (not that we care on Christmas Day, right!?) but for some that is a bonus (extra mince pie). It looks similar in colour and texture to turkey and has an amazing flavour to it. 

Per serving: cal 100 protein 13g fat 4.5g carbs 8g

Cost: £4

Serves: 4

Cooking time: 50 mins

Who can eat it: Veggies

 

Linda McCartney Beef Roast

This is surprisingly similar to beef, it comes out the oven pretty juicy too. Even non veggies seem to love the Linda McCartney brand, and this one doesn’t let the range down! It goes really well with a roast dinner, so Christmas dinner is no exception.

Per serving: cal 142 protein 17g fat 3.8g carbs 6.9g 

Cost: £3.50

Serves: 4

Cooking time: 45 mins

Who can eat it: Vegans

 

Portobello Mushroom Wellington

If meat look a likes are not your thing, treat yourself to a filled pastry main for Christmas! There are so many on the market, but we love this Portobello mushroom wellington from Tesco. It’s a bit naughty, as it’s wrapped in pastry, but it is Christmas day after all! Inside there are cranberries and an amazing mushroom sauce. It all accompanies Christmas dinner perfectly!

Per serving: cal 268 protein 6g fat 12g carbs 32g

Cost: £3

Serves: 4

Cooking time: 35 mins

Who can eat it: Veggies

Vegusto vegan roast

Another which is similar to turkey, apart from this one is stuffed with vegan cheese! This is 100% plant based so suitable for vegans too and actually another which is not too unhealthy. Vegusto are also big on avoiding the use of palm oil, so if that’s something that is important to you, this is a great range.

Per serving: cal 213 protein 16g fat 11.5g carbs 11g

Cost: £10.99

Serves: 5

Cooking time: 35 mins

Who can eat it: Vegans

 

 

 

 

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