Vegetarianism is growing in popularity for many reasons including weight control, organ health, animal conservation and dental hygiene. There are many different types of non-meat-eaters including those who eat fish and dairy but omit pork, beef and chicken. Due to this expanding range of vegetarians, several people are giving this diet a try because they’re able to tailor their food selection with omitting everything they like.
Lucky for many of us (I myself am a vegetarian), eliminating the meat and poultry from diets has gotten even easier because food companies, supermarkets and farmers are realizing the growing demand to eliminate fat and increase healthier eating habits. Grocery stores now offer a wide array of non-meat products such as veggie burgers and tofu based meals allowing us to find the foods that are nutritious and appetizing to our taste.
With that said, is it possible to host a holiday dinner such as Christmas without serving any meat as a main course? Is the turkey and roast beef what makes this feast so special or can an all-vegetable menu still satisfy an entire house of guests?
I believe that it can if you take special care in selecting particular dishes that will both compliment one another as well as fill everyone’s bellies. Having platters of only raw celery sticks and carrots as appetizers may encourage a rumbling growl from stomachs and in all honesty, there’s a better way to go about it without having to starve. Over the years, I’ve collected some fabulous additions to my holiday fare that is both filled with vegetables and satisfyingly delicious! Here’s what I’ll be cooking in my kitchen this Christmas for both my meat eating and vegetarian guests.
Looks good to me!