It’s Holiday Season, and preparations have begun in many households. In mine not so much yet, but trust me, my mind is spinning with what meal I am going to make and what surprises I am going to come up with for Christmas. It’s the first time that my boyfriend and I will spend Christmas together, and we are excited about that.
How do I make a vegan Christmas dinner? If you remember from previous posts, my boyfriend is a meat lover. However, he is very open to vegan food; and he absolutely loved his first vegan pizza.
No pizza for Christmas though. As much as I love pizza, this time we are going to have a pot roast. Yep, that can be veganized too.
So, What’s For Christmas Dinner?
Today I would like to share with you some ready-made vegan pot roasts and other Christmas meals. If you’re having a family dinner, you may have to plan for some vegan or vegetarian relatives or friends. Instead of fretting about what festive dish you can cook for them, why not get a ready-made pot roast and then spoil them with a yummy cheezecake for dessert? Below I will show you the best brands, and if you check on Amazon, they have many glowing customer reviews.
If you like to avoid any products that contain soy or gluten, I will gladly add that information.
Vegan Pot Roasts
A favorite of mine is Tofurky. They have delicious roasts, and all you have to do is take it out of the package and heat it on the stove top or microwave. I prefer the stove top, it just comes out better, don’t you agree? Tofurkey offers the following dinners:
- Ham roast with glaze
- Everyday ham roast
- Roast and gravy
- Holiday feast
Tofurky products contain vital wheat gluten, so they’re not gluten-free. Stay tuned though for a vegan, gluten-free pot roast recipe in my next post 🙂
Daiya also offers great cakes, if you’d like to have some dessert after your delicious roast. But there always is room for dessert, isn’t there? In my case, there usually is 😉
- New York Cheezecake
- Key Lime Cheezecake
- Chocolate Cheezecake
- Strawberry Cheezecake
- Pumpkin Spice Cheezecake
And, these cakes are soy and gluten free.
Vegan Pies and Pie Crusts
If you’d like to make your own pie, but you’re not sure or don’t have time to make a vegan pie, here are some ready-made pies that you can buy. There is also the option getting a plant-based pie crust and then add your favorite topping (keep it dairy-free for your veggie friends).
Albertson, Target, and Safeway grocery stores offer the following jumper pies: Dutch apple pie, Lattice peach pie, and Lattice apple pie.
Or how about Marie Callender’s razzleberry pie? This one is available at Walmart and Target stores and you can also get it at Amazon.
One more tip: stop by Wholefoods to check if they have any freshly made vegan meals and/or desserts. That’s always a good option too.
Getting Ready For a Veggie Christmas
I hope you liked these options. While I do not buy many ready-made meals and I prefer to cook them myself, there are some that I find very tasty, such as the ones I listed above. I have eaten most of them, like Tofurkey roast and Daiya cheezecakes, and I would definitely buy them again. I wouldn’t recommend anything I didn’t like 😉
Soon, I’ll also post a recipe for a vegan holiday meal. I’m thinking of a pot roast, or if you have any other suggestion, including dessert, please let me know in the comments. But let´s not do a super difficult recipe, ok 😉 Let’s keep things simple, and gear up with ease towards a stress-free and Veggie Christmas.