How to have a vegan christmas
‘Tis the season to save animals…
Christmas is all about compassion and kindness, yet millions of people forget this every December in favor of turkey dinners. What’s that about?
If, like us, you’re preparing for a cruelty-free Christmas, you’ll be pleased to know that celebrating vegan-style doesn’t have to be difficult. It just requires some extra prep.
Here’s our guide to having the best vegan Christmas!
Tell Everyone You’re Celebrating With That You’re Vegan
If you’re celebrating with fellow vegans (the dream), you can skip this step.
However, if you’re celebrating with friends and relatives that still eat meat, eggs and dairy, then it’s a good idea to let them know you’re vegan. Otherwise, you might find yourself seated with a plate of very non-vegan trimmings.
If your host doesn’t already know you’re vegan, giving them a heads up could save a lot of awkwardness…
Find Tasty Vegan Christmas Recipes
Traditional Christmas dinners aren’t exactly vegan-friendly, so you’ll need to be a little more creative in the kitchen.
If someone else is cooking for you, get prepared by sharing a list of non-vegan ingredients to avoid. You could also suggest some tasty vegan recipes or offer to cook meat-free alternatives yourself.
Top tips: Swap turkey for nut loaf or vegan wellington, cook your roast potatoes in vegetable oil and use mushrooms to give your gravy that extra bit of flavor!
Bring Vegan Supplies for Every Christmas Tradition
Offer Vegan Gift Ideas for People Who Don’t Know What to Buy You
For some people, veganism feels like an alien concept. It’s not on their radar and they just don’t understand it.
Buy Vegan Gifts for Everyone You Know
Celebrate compassion this year with ethical, vegan gifts.