A festive round-up of 15+ delicious, healthy plant-based easy Christmas recipes & edible gifts. Including Vegan & gluten-free options, to pull together wonderful Christmas gift baskets and holiday meals!
Tis the season to be jolly… and also enjoy a lot of delicious food, of course! I’ve been busy as an elf, cooking up a storm of plant-based easy Christmas recipes for Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. And, let’s not forget some delicious options for edible Christmas gifts.
From a gooey gluten-free chocolatey brownie mix in a jar ( a great way to use a mason jar you have lying around) to healthy vegan no-bake protein balls ( a healthier version to your favourite chocolate truffles) – There are Christmas food gifts for the health-conscious and those wanting a treat.
I’ve also included a variety of Festive recipes for the holiday season including a couple of delicious Vegan Christmas main options that are a wonderful addition to your Christmas menu. These include a stuffed butternut squash roast or a crispy mushroom wellington.
Oh, and of course I had to include a majestic Gingerbread house in this list!
And for those wanting some lighter snacks for in-between all the indulgence on Christmas day, then you may just like my recipes for homemade yogurt bark ( vegan option available) or some beautiful candy cane jars.
I’ve always loved the idea of DIY gifts and edible gifts as they can be customised to taste, show care and are generally thoughtful. Not to mention that they’re an excellent option for anyone strapped for cash.
When buying pre-made Christmas gift baskets, I find that the price adds up very quickly and there’s always a few items that no-one likes. With a homemade holiday gift basket, you’re able to pick and choose specific recipes catered towards the recipient’s dietary requirements and taste as well as theme it towards the holiday or – well- anything.
What Else could you add to Christmas Gift Baskets?
I’ve been blogging ( and cooking!) for a long long time so I have quite a few options that I think could work for your next edible gift basket.
For example, if you’re wanting to create a basket including crackers and various spreads – I compiled an Ultimate Guide to homemade nut butters. These nut butter recipes are a wonderful clean-eating, preservative-free, oil-free option for friends and, within a nice labelled jar can look wonderful. However, they’re also so much more cost-effective than store-bought versions!
My next suggestion needs refrigeration but is a wonderful contribution to your families cheese board on boxing day. This Vegan cashew-based wheel cheese looks like an artisan store-bought version and can even be customised in various ways.
Finally, If you’re wanting to pull together a handmade gift basket for a foodie you know ( or to encourage someone to get in the kitchen more!) then you could pull together a collection of baking necessities. These include homemade Vanilla powder, vanilla extract, rose water, and even virgin coconut oil!
Let me know in the comments below what your favourite edible gift idea is- is it baked goods? or possibly meal-kits? – And would you like me to post more options for these various options?
The Healthy, Easy Christmas Recipes & DIY Edible gift options:
Christmas Healthy Food and Gift Ideas
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert ideas that would making the holiday mode special.
This Easy, healthy homemade Gluten-free Christmas granola is a delicious cranberry orange granola mix. It includes various Christmas spices, cranberries, orange zest, oats, almonds & walnuts – making it a wonderful, healthy homemade gift for the health-conscious
These fawn and snowflake orange sugar cookies are lightly orange-scented, with just enough bite and deliciously sweet flavour. Plus, they make for a beautiful option for decorated Christmas sugar cookies.
They make for a wonderful alternative to gingerbread biscuits and are a delightful edible Christmas gift option.
This post includes a festive frozen yogurt bark/ wreath recipe and is a wonderful Christmas snack for kids and adults alike. It can be made with homemade natural yogurt or homemade coconut yogurt, for Vegans then topped with various fresh and festive fruits and even possibly some leftover cranberry sauce.
This delicious Vegan stuffed butternut squash Christmas dish is a wonderful meat-free Christmas Vegan roast that will work as a side or main. It is filled with a mixture of rice, mushrooms, stuffing and (optional) cranberries - to keep you more than satisfied!
These delicious, healthy granola cups are made up of a granola cup base, yogurt and your toppings of choice. For a fabulously festive twist, you can stir in some homemade cranberry sauce. These then make for a great healthy Christmas snack, in between all the indulging.
If you’re struggling to find easy Christmas breakfast ideas or easy Christmas recipes for Children then here are 9 Christmas healthy toast recipes! Fast, fun & Simple to make – plus they look adorable! The pot includes options with homemade nut butters, vegan nutella, cranberry sauce and an array of fresh fruit for a delicious festive snack!
This cacao & almond protein balls recipe is a quick & simple healthy energy balls snack. With just a few minutes and clean ingredients, you can learn how to make a delicious batch of no-bake vegan protein balls.
Plus, they're a wonderful option for a homemade edible gift option. Simply put them in a lovely box with a ribbon and they're sure to impress!
This option has edible Christmas gift written all over it. A delicious gluten-free Christmas gift chocoalte and walnut brownie in a jar. This is a budget-friendly Christmas gift option that can be made far in advance, personalised to the recipients taste and can be easily veganised too!
A delicious vegan mushroom wellington with a mushroom, kale, quinoa, chestnut & cranberry filling- for a wonderful vegetarian or vegan Christmas dinner! Plus, it can be made in under an hour, be pre-prepared earlier and heated up on the day!
If you try any of the recipes mentioned here, I’d love to know what you think. Also, feel free to tag me in your recreations @AlphaFoodie.