Any vegan or vegetarian will tell you how frustrating it can be to take part in holiday parties that only have one or two greasy side dishes. That's why we're excited to announce that Whole Foods Market is creating festive vegan entreés and parties throughout the holiday season this year, making it easier to accommodate friends and family with herbal diets. (See also: 10 Vegetarian Recipes Are Thankful for This Thanksgiving Day)
Whole Foods has teamed up with James Beard finalist Jeremy Fox, author of On Vegetables the most famous 2017 vegetarian cookbook, to share his experiences As a chef, Chef at Rustic Canyon and Tallula in California highlights to prepare the new vegan holiday dishes. And it's not a Tofurky dinner either ̵
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The rest of Whole Foods' vegan holiday menu includes a crunchy mushroom filling with kimchi, Roasted acorn squash stuffed with maple and hazelnut dukka, charred escarole with tomatoes and chickpeas, and frozen sweet potatoes. Vanilla glaze coated blondes and roasted cashew nuts. (Linked: These vegan dessert recipes let you forget about milk and eggs)
Best of all, Whole Foods' vegan offerings are quite nutritious, especially if they're shared at a holiday table – for example, the whole roasted Romanesco cauliflower at 480 calories and 760 mg of sodium for the entire dish. Each appetizer and dish is shared by two people and ranges from 200 to 300 calories per serving. The dessert for blonde pies is more decadent with 490 calories and 8 g of saturated fat per piece. On holidays, it's worth the reward, but you can also make a vegan dessert that's healthier, without too much effort .
] How much does it cost to buy a vegan Christmas spread, you might ask: Prices vary for business, but at our local Whole Foods the total surcharge is only $ 39.99 If you are looking for just one dish, you can also order a dish La carte, priced between $ 8 and $ 15 Use Whole's online ordering system Foods to place your order here.
If you want to try these dishes before ordering, you're in luck – Whole Foods will do it. You will be served in the hot bar of each deli department store during the first week of November and during this time Whole Foods also offers a $ 5 voucher for all pre-orders of vegan holiday meals to romo code "VEGAN." (Paired with insanely good vegan recipes for your favorite food life Medium)
This is not the first time that Whole Foods has made vegan dinners a simple affair for the holidays – last year they partnered with Vegan chefs from Vadel of Philadelphia, a popular plant-based restaurant. According to one representative, these offers were the best-selling items of the season, so we suspect these new meals will be just as fantastic.
This story originally appeared on CookingLight.com by Zee Krstic.