One Planet Life has a wide variety of recipes to make mealtimes magical this Holiday Season.

Many of us are looking forward to celebrating the holiday season and gathering to share a meal with the people we love. Feasting together is a cherished tradition that reflects the joy and the spirit of the holiday. In this season, we join together to pause, remember, and celebrate our blessings.  There’s no better way to gather than over sustainable, plant-rich recipes. 

Every holiday meal has a show-stopping dish that takes center stage. When we think about feasting, many of us think of turkey, ham, or beef by default. While meat tends to star in the majority of holiday feasts across the country, it doesn’t have to.  There are many ways to showcase and elevate the flavors and textures of vegetables and still present a healthy, hearty, well-rounded meal.


Consider making one of these healthy, flavorful entrees this holiday season, which can satisfy both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike:

Baked Mushroom Wellington

With a crisp, flakey crust and bold umami flavors, this impressive mushroom wellington with caramelized onions and wilted spinach will steal the show on your holiday table.

Mushroom Wellington

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Romesco Sauce

These cauliflower steaks are easy to make and are accompanied by an out-of-this-world romesco sauce that brings a flavorful, smokey brightness to this dish.

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Romesco Sauce

Vegetarian Mushroom Bourguignon

Our vegetarian bourguignon is made with mushrooms instead of beef and is slowly simmered in red wine for hours. Talk about an elevated dining experience!

Mushroom Bourguignon Image

Butternut Squash Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Velvety and oh so satisfying! This butternut squash soup is delicious for lunch, dinner, or to serve at a larger gathering. Pair with grilled cheese sandwiches for the ultimate comfort food.

Butternut Squash Soup

No festive dining experience is complete without a little something sweet!  One Planet Life has many delicious dessert recipes to serve at your table or to give to your loved ones.  We’ve curated a few of our favorites below that are perfect for holiday gatherings.

Let your kids or grandchildren help with preparing dessert or a component of the holiday meal!  It’s a great way to get them involved and introduce them to cooking. 

All of the recipes below are easy to make and kid-friendly.  Try one today and start making memories together.

Aromatic Ginger and Spice Hermit Cookies

These hermit cookies smell like a sweet childhood memory and will infuse your home with a spicy ginger aroma.  They’re perfect for gifting or snacking!

Hermit Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin and Walnut Cookies

Healthy and filling, these cookies have a subtle hint of citrus flavor that enhances the overall flavor.  They are wonderful with a cup of coffee or tea and make a great snack while hiking or on the ski slopes.

Oatmeal, Raisin, and Walnut Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

So delicious, you won’t even remember there are veggies in it!  Our chocolate zucchini cake recipe is moist and healthier than other chocolate cakes thanks to the applesauce, almond milk, and zucchini it uses.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe

Magnolia Bakery’s Famous Banana Pudding

This recipe for famous banana pudding is from the Magnolia Bakery cookbook. It’s a sweet and satisfying dessert for any occasion.

famous banana pudding

Toast with flair and host a holiday to remember with these delicious plant-rich recipes.  All of us at One Planet Life wish you and your family a healthy, green start to the new year!

Kristina Shane

Written by Kristina Shane

Editor and OPL Content Contributor

“I’ve always had a strong inclination to protect and nurture the people and living things around me; especially after having kids, I became passionate about conserving our planet for future generations.  It’s my duty to teach my children, through words and actions, how to be good citizens and thoughtful stewards for our planet.  Joining One Planet Life felt like a natural next-step for me, and I’m thrilled to support their mission and strengthen my own sustainability efforts.”