There’s no doubt the festive holiday season is a hectic time. Between gift shopping, holiday concerts and celebratory get-togethers, ’tis the season for the hustle and bustle. But meal planning doesn’t have to take a back seat – just because you’re pressed for time. If you’re on the lookout for easy and delicious holiday menu ideas – this post is for you!

You know, what makes these dishes even more impressive? They’re ridiculously simple to pull off and brimming with plant-powered goodness.

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Holiday Menu Ideas – With Recipes

Easy Plant-Based Holiday Platter

Feast your eyes on this beautiful and easy plant-based holiday platter, which I’m convinced will steal the show. With an assortment of fruits and vegetables – centred around a bowl of creamy and delicious Cranberry and Roasted Beet Hummus – super healthy and perfect as your holiday centrepiece. Get the recipe here.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Sweet Potatoes And Cranberries

There will be plenty of time to play with the kids if you make this one! It has all the holiday flavours you crave; cranberries, Brussels sprouts and fresh thyme. I wouldn’t be surprised if it makes its way into your regular dinner rotation. It’s simple yet sophisticated and full of flavour and natural sweetness! If you’re not a Brussels sprouts fan, this recipe will change your mind…for sure! Get the recipe here.

tray of roasted Brussels sprouts with sweet potatoes and dried cranberriesNo-Bake Cranberry Bites

You’re going to be balled over with this one! We’re combining all your favourite items to create one heck of a sweet recipe. The best part: four nourishing ingredients that pack a nutritional punch. And you can make these ahead of time (even better!). What can I say? You just can’t beat convenient no-fuss recipes that taste mmm, mmm delish. Get the recipe here.

What are some of your favourite holiday meal ideas? Do you have any time-saving tips you swear by? Leave me a comment below!

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