Vegetarian Side DIshes for the Holidays| www.infinebalance.com #recipesThis is by far my favourite time during the holiday season. The planning stage. The prep. I spend my evenings combing Pinterest for recipes to try. All the cookies. All the ideas. RIght now. at this very minute. I’m excited about it all. I can’t wait. I have a list as long as my arm of things I want to make and share. Come December 22nd-ish…. I will be all over it. Exhausted from shopping and the inevitable sugar crash…But right now. Right this minute. This is the best.

So since this a “mostly” vegetarian blog, I thought I would share with you some of our favourite side dishes. These are vegetarian side dishes that will work so very nicely next to the holiday turkey or roast beast.

Whether or not you have a vegetarian in the family (hello!) or some of you are just trying to eat a little less, a little less rich, a little less meat, or whatever…  try something a little bit different this year.

One of the reasons I’m a happy vegetarian is because I like vegetables. Go figure.
So in preparation of Thanksgiving next week (for my American friends) and Christmas which is just around the corner,  here are 8 vegetarian side dishes that would make me absolutely giddy to see at the holiday table. And they will please the rest of the crowd too. The holiday feast is all about the side dishes anyway.

Miso Glazed Brussels Sprouts | www.infinebalance.com #veganMiso Glazed Brussel Sprouts   mashed rutabaga with nutmeg | www.infinebalance.com   Mashed Rutabaga with Nutmeg Arugula and Edamame Salad | www.infinebalance.com #salad #vegan

Edamame and Arugula Salad

goat cheese onion tart | www.www.infinebalance.com

Goat Cheese and Roasted Onion Tart

whole wheat couscous with pumpkin

Whole Wheat Couscous with Roasted Pumpkin

Cauliflower Gratin with Tomatoes | www.infinebalance.com #recipe

Cauliflower Gratin with Tomatoes

Savoy Cabbage Slaw with Champagne Mustard Vinaigrette | www.infinebalance.com

Savoy Slaw with Chardonnay Vinaigrette

Brussels Sprouts salad with walnuts | www.infinebalance.com

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Walnuts