Holiday spread menu from matching dinner sides to desserts, dairy-free and mostly gluten-free, paleo, allergen free recipes
If you’ve been wondering what to make for Christmas eve dinner, and need some fresh healthy Christmas eve dinner recipe ideas, Thanksgiving recipes or New Years cocktails and share foods, that match well together and make a beautiful festive spread, look no further!
You will want to bookmark these holiday recipes!
Here are The Best Christmas recipes of 2019! Here is a well paired holiday menu for you to enjoy this Christmas dinner:
For the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays try one of these delicious, decorative, dairy free, healthy sides, which pair nicely together as a holiday spread. These dinner sides are all dairy-free, paleo, whole 30, and mostly gluten-free and plant-based. This holiday menu for Christmas and Thanksgiving has you covered from well-paired holiday dinner sides, share plates and starters to dairy free holiday desserts, beverages and cocktails for Christmas and New Years. As well as some leftover turkey recipes like pot pies and pot pie soup.
And end with dairy free holiday beverages like eggnog or creamy hot chocolate and dairy free desserts like eggnog “cheese”cake, chocolate mousse mirror glaze cake, pecan pumpkin pie or pumpkin coconut cream pie with diy coconut oil pie crust or an easy pumpkin mousse as below for a grain-free dessert.
For dairy-free, vegan healthy dinner sides, salads, soups and and starters:
As depicted easy Kiwi Christmas tree fruit platter and Christmas wreath fruit tray are festive edible arrangement fruit platters for a Christmas potluck.
If you are entertaining start things off with a cream of pumpkin and butternut squash soup. The best pumpkin soup and one of the best butternut squash recipes for the holidays, with a close second being the pomegranate squash salad below.
And here are the best Christmas dinner sides and easy holiday potluck dishes that happen to be gluten free, vegetarian and vegan recipes so everyone of every diet type can be included over the holidays:
As for what’s a perfect side for thanksgiving or Christmas turkey dinner with cranberry sauce or simply a vegan side: Try this simple healthy sweet potato casserole: maple pumpkin spice mashed sweet potatoes with toasted maple walnuts, pecans and coconut..practically a sweet potato pie dessert, but it’s a refined sugar free, dairy-free, gluten-free and paleo side.
And pair the sweet potato casserole and turkey (or vegan main) with honey roasted carrots,
or spice it up with these red harissa honey glazed carrots (the honey can be omitted for a delicious Whole 30, keto Christmas dinner side that’s also low FODMAP.)
and an easy massaged kale salad with easy diy pomegranate balsamic dressing, garnished with pomegranate airils for a decorative holiday side, OR a loaded festive kale salad with tahini dressing, juicy pomegranate and roasted butternut squash and sweet potato.
or a kale salad with roasted chestnuts and cranberries,
OR a rustic vegan stuffed maple acorn squash with maple pumpkin spice, wild rice, pecans and cranberries
or for a dinner side to turkey have some bacon loaded hasselback potatoes
or for a great appie and party food for any holiday party including New Years eve party food try this great appie recipe: dairy free spanakopita phyllo with antipasto
And for Christmas meal ideas or to use up leftover turkey, be sure to check out the dairy free turkey pot pie soup or dairy free chicken pot pie soup! Best way of using turkey leftovers, plus its paleo/whole 30 and it also has a vegan pot pie soup option!
For holiday desserts from cakes to pie to Christmas goodies and desserts try one of these delish recipes:
An impressive mirror glaze chocolate mousse cake,
Or an easy no bake dairy free fudge (vegan) recipe,
Or a fun festive kids activity and recipe to make together with the kids try this Christmassy recipe for Rudolph the reindeer chocolate bark.
For a Christmas holiday beverage to sip on while watching a Christmas movie try this vegan coconut eggnog which goes nicely with a slice of dairy free pumpkin coconut cream pie or pecan pumpkin pie with homemade coconut oil pie crust. Or do a fusion of eggnog cake and make this eggnog mousse cheesecake
Or make healthy vegan Ferrero Rocher.
Or make it a gluten-free, paleo vegan (pegan) Thanksgiving dessert with pumpkin coconut mousse topped with coconut whip and candied nuts (and don’t worry you can’t taste the coconut in any of these desserts except for the coconut whip on top. So these desserts have been approved by those who don’t like coconut too!)
And if you are coming in from the cold try this warming gingerbread spice hot chocolate (dairy free, vegan) with coconut whip.
And for a Christmas or New Years holiday party cocktails try this White Christmas Margarita martini fusion or the rum spiked coconut eggnog above.
Deck your holiday table with these delish recipes and well paired holiday foods that are great for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner! The great thing is that everyone can enjoy these allergen free holiday potluck recipes 🙂
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