The average person consumes a whopping 6,000 calories for Christmas dinner. That’s about 2 pounds worth of calories in a single meal. If you’re not keen to gain weight you will pledge to lose a week later, here are a couple of great recipes to try out this Christmas. They still have a terrific flavor, but far fewer calories.
These sides are a perfect complement to our Vegan Holiday Turkey Roast. Enjoy!
- 1 package bread cubes (about 12 slices worth)
- 5 tablespoons vegan butter
- ½ onion, diced
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 5 cloves garlic, minced (less if preferred)
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1½ tablespoon McKay's Chick'n seasoning (or alternative)
- 1 teaspoon sage
- ½ teaspoon thyme
- ⅓ cup vegan butter
- ⅓ cup flour
- 1 tablespoon McKay's beef seasoning (or alternative)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup soy milk (plain)
- Melt the vegan butter in a pot on medium heat. Add onions, celery, and garlic to the pot and saute until the vegetables are tender and the onions are clear.
- In a bowl, whisk the vegetable broth, chicken seasoning, sage and thyme together. Pour this mixture into the pot and bring the entire mixture to a boil.
- Once boiling, add the bread cubes to the mixture and mix until they are all well coated.
- After that, turn off the burner and cover the mixture for 5-10 minutes.
- Fluff the stuffing with a fork and serve.
- Starting with a pan on medium-low heat, melt the vegan butter and add the flour while stirring constantly with a whisk to avoid clumps.
- Add one cup of water and one cup of soy milk and bring to a boil. Continue stirring the gravy constantly with the whisk.
- While waiting for the gravy to come to a boil, add in all of the dry ingredients and continue stirring.
- As the mixture heats it will start to thicken. Once it comes to a boil it should be the consistency of gravy. At this point discontinue heating and serve.