The season for celebrating is upon us! If you live a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle or have a member of your family or friend circle who does, turn to this special issue of Forks Over Knives magazine when cooking for the holidays. Whether you’re looking for an entire whole foods spread or just a recipe or two to round out your traditional feast, you’ll find it here. This issue is bursting with breakfast and brunch specialties, veggie-filled mains that are fancy enough for the center table, salads as pretty as they are tasty, soups that offer spoonfuls of comfort, classic sides to round out any meal, and breads and rolls that deliver deliciousness in every bite. Who can resist dessert? From cookies and bars to cakes and pies and everything in between, these sweet treats suit every occasion. More than just recipes, look for make-ahead tips, menu suggestions, and edible gift ideas, too.
Forks Over Knives Plant-Based Holiday
Bountiful BREAKFAST & BRUNCH • Greet the day, friends, and family with simply spectacular breakfast favorites, many of which can be made ahead so you have more time to socialize.
Amazing APPETIZERS • Small bites are essential during the holiday season, whether you want a little something to tide everyone over before the main event or you’re hosting a drop-in party featuring an array of nibbles. These healthy hors d’oeuvres have the festive feel you’re looking for.
Tender BREADS & ROLLS • Sweet and savory breads and rolls are welcome additions to any meal. Or enjoy them on their own for a quick and easy breakfast or snack.
Cozy SOUPS & STEWS • From hearty stews to silky bisques, there’s a recipe to suit any craving. Set a couple pots simmering on the stove for an open house, and stash leftovers for busy weeknight meals.
Seasonal SALADS • These hearty salads could easily serve as the main course to a meal. But since they play well with others, you can add them to an ensemble for a spectacular spread.
Festive MAINS • Elevate your holiday table with one of these seriously tasty and satisfying entrées. Whether you serve up a showstopping savory pie, gourmet veggie “steaks,” elegant gnocchi, or a whole roasted cauliflower, these recipes are sure to leave your guests feeling nourished and impressed.
Elegant SIDES • Elevate holiday dinners with a few of these fresh takes on comforting classics such as mashed potatoes, green beans, and stuffing. (And don’t forget the gravy!)
Divine COOKIES & BARS • Serve them for dessert, give as gifts, or host a cookie-exchange party. No holiday is complete without a selection of baked treats to share.
Inspired DESSERTS • A grand holiday dinner deserves an equally memorable finale—something sweet that won’t weigh you down. These beautiful desserts let you finish with a flourish.
THE FORKS OVER KNIVES DIET EXPLAINED • Forks Over Knives advocates a whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) diet, which centers on whole, unrefined (or minimally refined) plant foods instead of animal products and highly processed foods.