The dishes linked below are my favorites for the holidays. Some are traditional and others are not, but they are all appropriate for a holiday feast. If you are new to healthy holiday cooking and want to ensure your guests will love your food at first bite, I recommend choosing dishes from this short list:
Appetizer: Tu-no Salad Wraps. Main dish: Lentil-Rice Loaf, Beefless Stew, or Scalloped Potatoes. Salad: Creamy Coleslaw, Caesar-y Salad, or Quinoa Salad with Currants and Pistachios. Sides: Mashed Potatoes with Mushroom Gravy, Walnut-Pumpkin Cornbread, and/or Raw Cranberry-Persimmon Relish. Dessert: Sweet Potato-Pecan Pie, or Carrot Cake.
Cabbage Salad with Dijon-lime Dressing
Sweet Beet Salad
Rice Salad with Asparagus & Shiitake Mushrooms
Quinoa Salad with Currants and Pistachios