How to have the perfect flexitarian Christmas

How to have the perfect flexitarian Christmas

There is no other time of the year that epitomises better the philosophy of eating meat.

For the majority people, Christmas simply would not be the same without turkey. As everyone gathers around same table, catering for different diets can be challenging and, yes, it does require a little bit more planning and work.Here are some top tips on how to have the perfect flexitarian Christmas with some veg-centric festivities:

  • Plan vegan or vegetarian appetisers and nibbles. With a full dinner afterwards, lighter meat-free appetisers are often preferred to sausages, smoked salmon or ham anyway.
  • Choose a small turkey or ham, which you know has been raised to high welfare standards, from an organic farm. Provenance rather than size is key. The meat will be so much tastier than cheaper supermarket options.
  • Skip the meat-based trimmings and serve extra vegetables instead.
  • Prepare a meat-free centerpiece to suit your vegetarian or vegan family members. This can easily replace stuffing for anyone who prefers eating turkey.
  • Be inventive with your vegetables dishes and make them interesting. No one gets excited about boiled Brussels sprouts. Roast them instead! Add a little thyme and organic cream to steamed carrots.
  • A festive salad filled with fresh produce, nuts and seeds is always a welcome addition.
  • Rethink your cheeseboard and delight your guests with a selection of organic dairy and vegan cheeses.

  

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