The holidays are always a busy time, which means you may not have all day to plan and cook a meal. That’s why we put together a collection of recipes that you can mix and match for a quick, satisfying holiday meal. All of the main dishes can be completed in 60 minutes or less, and if you can prepare a side dish or two at the same time, and a dessert the day before, you can have a delicious, whole-food forward meal in almost no time at all.
Check out Part 2 of the Holiday Meals in 60 Minutes Series for even more delicious ideas.
Starters & Sides
ROASTED ROMANESCO WITH HERBED CASHEW CREAM
A simple combination of cashews, herbs, and water create a savory sauce for these romanesco "steaks." Let the blender make the sauce while you prepare the rest of the dish!
CREAMY WILD RICE SOUP
This nutrient-dense soup uses cashews and beans to create a creamy (dairy free) consistency.
This soup base is packed with nutrition from a variety of veggies, including celery, yellow squash, and cabbage.
MUSHROOM AND WALNUT BOLOGNESE
Walnuts and mushrooms take the place of meat in this hearty vegan version of Tomato Bolognese. If nuts are an issue, use more mushrooms in their place.
TORTELLINI WITH BROCCOLI PESTO
A twist on the traditional basil pesto, broccoli and parsley make this pesto just as green and equally tasty..
This baked version of falafel creates a healthier snack or meal perfect for your enjoyment.
WHITE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER ENERGY BALLS
These white-chocolate peanut-butter energy balls, created by Breakfast Criminals founder Ksenia Avdulova, taste like dessert—but unlike that chocolate-chip cookie you’ve been eyeing at your local bakery, these are completely good for you.
CHERRY CHOCOLATE DATE PIE
Simple recipe bringing dates and cherries together to make a delicious pie filling that is sure to please.
The holidays aren’t complete without these ginger-spiced favorites. Here’s a tip: make two batches and keep one hidden for yourself!.