Vegetarian Christmas – the complete menu

vegetarian christmas foodAre you going for a green Christmas, or perhaps just reducing your meat intake? In any case, here are several traditional Christmas dishes you can try for the festivities.

Completely vegetarian Christmas dishes

If you have to have meatballs you can make them healthier

Porridge is obligatory Christmas food

Some slightly healthier snacks

A little bit healthier alternatives to cakes

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Kale stewed in cream and butter for a festive meal

stewed kaleStewed kale is often eaten in Sweden for Christmas. It’s also popular in Germany, but not on the Christmas table. In any case, it is rich in iron, vitamin C and vitamin A, so enjoy it with a clear conscience.
Cooking time: The cooking time can be reduced by 25 minutes using frozen kale, but fresh is much nicer.
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Brussel sprouts for Christmas or for an ordinary tuesday

Brussel sprouts in ovenBrussel sprouts are like mini-cabbage heads loaded with vitamins – a great boost in winter time. They are great as a side dish for any meal, festivities or an ordinary Tuesday.
Cooking time: 45 minutes, including 35 minutes in the oven.
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Hot lacinato kale with pine kernels and parmesan

Lactino kaleLacinato kale is a good winter green. It can be harvested late into the winter, the same as green kale. Lacinato kale is a often used in Italy and also called Tuscan kale, black cale or palm tree kale. If you can’t find it, you can use green kale for this recipe.
Portions: As a main course the dish is 2 portions, but as a side it is 4 portions.
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Cabbage enchiladas with mozzarella

cabbage enchiladas vegetarianEnchilada comes from Mexico and is filled and rolled tortilla breads. They are covered in sauce or cheese and baked in the oven. Enchiladas are a nice and quite light lunch. The cabbage filling is complementing the cheese and salsa in a nice way. Tasty and easy to cook in any case. The dish can also be saved for next days lunchbox.
Cooking time: 60 minutes, including a 15 minutes tea break.
The portions are 2 rolls per person. If you want a lighter meal, one is enough.
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Warm coconut shake with berries, cinnamon and turmeric LCHF style

Warm coconut drinkIn the winter is nice with a warming hot drink. This is a very filling shake and can be used as a snack or an evening drink.
Portions: 1 very large cup or 2 normal size ones.
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Christmas chocolate cakes with coconut and orange

Chrismas sweets with clovesChristmas sweets can be home made and thus a little healthier. These cakes are made without butter and with only a little sugar.

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Brussels sprout soup with almonds

Brussels sprout and almond soupA quick and very nice soup that will keep you full for a long time. Brussels sprouts are often recommended as one of the healthiest foods around, so it’s never wrong to fill up with vitamins. Brussels sprouts are in season late autumn and are a good winter food. The soup is vegan and contain no gluten or lactose.
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Pomegranate salad with citrus dressing

Pomegranate saladA colourful salad that is a real energy kick in the winter months. The citrus dressing makes the salad really fresh.
Replace the honey with agave syrup to make the salad vegan.

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Orange and ginger cold cure drink

Orange and ginger cold cureThe winter is here. And so are the colds. To drink a lot is good, and to drink warm can alleviate sore throats and give a little comfort. Oranges, ginger and honey will give a little help on the way to recovery.
Cooking time: 5 minutes.
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