The holidays are here and as people’s diets change the more complex entertaining can be.  More people are moving toward a vegetarian or vegan diet and that can create extra stress in determining what foods to offer.   Here are some great ideas to help you out and if you want more, check out the article for others.

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip:  

Spinach artichoke dip is no stranger to many people however made the traditional way can be loaded with fat.  This recipe calls for vegan cheeses and still offers that creamy, luxurious texture you love.  https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/266759/vegan-spinach-artichoke-dip/

Vietnamese Spring Rolls:

Light, refreshing, and loaded with flavour, this is a great appetizer before a large hearty meal.  They are easy to make and super healthy. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/24239/vietnamese-fresh-spring-rolls/

Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms:  

Mushrooms are a great alternative to meat and this recipe provides a nice balance between mushroom and vegetables. It includes some dairy and if you like, a bit of cured meat (optional really)  https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/220810/spinach-stuffed-portobello-mushrooms/

Stuffed Grape Leaves:  

Grape leaves stuffed with rice, fresh dill, mint, and lemon are heavenly.  These can be used as an appetizer or as part of the main course (especially if you are serving lamb or moussaka), If you want to avoid the white rice you can replace it with brown rice or cauliflower rice for more added goodness.   https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/18842/my-own-famous-stuffed-grape-leaves/

Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower:  

Forget about the buffalo chicken wings and go for the cauliflower.  https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/267928/roasted-buffalo-cauliflower/

Fig and Prosciutto Bites:

Ok this will not make your vegan or vegetarian friends happy but it is too yummy to omit it.  The combination of prosciutto, honeyed goat cheese, and fresh figs with make an appetizer that will be unforgettable.   It is also easy to make.  https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/268661/fig-and-prosciutto-appetizer-bites/

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