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Holiday Stuffing and GravyBy Kylee Melo, RDThe 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!Vegetarian AjiacoBy María HummelThis delicious Colombian dish is usually prepared with chicken, but in this vegetarian version chickpeas or peas are used to add vegetable protein and substitute meat. In this way we obtain a very tasty yet nutritious and healthy dish.Quinoa TacosBy María HummelThis delicious Mexican dish is easy, fast, and convenient. To make the tacos, you can use our Spicy Quinoa “Taco Meat”, or any substitute meat you want.Cream of Tomato SoupBy Life and Health NetworkIf you’re wondering if it’s possible to make a steaming bowl of blissfully creamy tomato soup without dairy, this recipe is your answer.Ground Bulgur “Meat”By Life and Health NetworkBulgur is a quick-cooking type of whole wheat, commonly used in Middle Eastern cooking, that has been cleaned, parboiled, dried and ground. This ground bulgur “meat” is a wonderful stand-in for ground beef in dishes like tacos, chili, casseroles, and “meat” sauces. One tip: It works especially well in our Corn & Green Chile Enchiladas. If taco seasoning isn’t for you, try mixing in another of your favorite seasonings!Feijoada (Brazilian Black Bean Stew)By Life and Health NetworkFeijoada is a classic Brazilian dish, an all-day sort of dish that comes from the same family as French cassoulets and American baked beans. While there are as many versions as there are cooks in Brazil, the basic elements of the dish are always the same: black beans and an assortment of vegetables. Traditionally, a hodgepodge of cured meats are thrown into the mix but our version ups the veg-content instead. A surprising aspect of feijoada is the orange. The habit of serving sliced oranges with feijoada may seem unusual if you’ve never tried it, but the juicy tang of the citrus provides a refreshing contrast to the richness of the dish. It’s what really sets this recipe apart from a run-of-the-mill bean soup.Italian White Bean SoupBy Life and Health NetworkWhen I first tasted this soup, I was speechless. It was so delicious--fragrant, complex, and so, so flavorful. When I saw how simple the ingredients and instructions were, I was even more stunned. You must try this soup!Mayacoba Bean SoupBy Life and Health NetworkThe mayocoba, or Canary bean, was named after a small village in Mexico where it was "reinvented." They have a unique flavor and it is said that they will not give the consumer the usual digestive reactions that other beans can give. They are yellow and the size of a pinto bean.Black Bean, Corn, and Quinoa SaladBy Life and Health NetworkSo much more than a salad, this recipe is filled to the brim with nutrient-dense ingredients and packed full of bright flavor.