Getting Through Holiday Celebrations While Maintaining A Vegan Diet
One of the main difficulties when starting a strict diet is maintaining it. With a few challenges and a few exceptions, many individuals should be able to get through the craving and continue towards their goal. However, maintaining a diet in peak holidays is quite a tough situation, especially when you are celebrating with non-vegans. Not only do the holidays as a vegan test your endurance but it also tests how long you can last while looking after guests and ensuring that you maintain your vegan diet to the T.
When it comes to sharing celebrations with non-vegans, things are bound to get out of hand. Most likely many will complain about how there is “no real food” in the menu. So to make up for the dishes, go for ones that will make the mouths of your guests drool.
Make Your Food Aesthetically Attractive
Everyone loves food, that is without a doubt. But studies have shown that the majority of the time when we are presented with a range of food; we will go for something that appeals to our eyes. Like a dog to honey glazed ham. Use this as a chance to show off your culinary skills and to say that you don’t miss out anything in the food department. The best way to start is to look for the simplest of dishes and add more aesthetically attractive elements to it.
If you aren’t the best at cooking, you will find that there are many specialist vegan restaurants and caterers available to large and small crowds. An idea to make the most important dish on the table is to go to your nearest vegan supermarket and get your favorite and most bought roast and wrap it in puff pastry with cranberry sauce separating it from the roast. Remembering that there should be plenty for everyone is extremely important. Not only will it make your feast look like a five-star buffet, the chances are that you may be left with some leftovers for a few days.
Handling Comments on Your Vegan Lifestyle
A problem that most vegans face when they are hosting a celebratory dinner or party is the questioning. Like most instances, a sick joke or a rude comeback can ruin a meal. As it is said, there is nothing worse than your appetite being wrecked on a happy day. So, remember that if anyone questions the decision you have made about your lifestyle, you don’t necessarily have to answer at the table. If they are genuinely interested in information, then having a talk with them about it when you are comfortable is a great idea. It is also essential that you make it clear to anyone, that you are clear and confident about your decisions. This will ensure that people think twice before asking a question.
Feel Good About Yourself
When it comes to celebrations with people, it is nice to know that no one suffered to make your food. However, it is in some cases extremely saddening to see a beautiful creature served up as food at a celebratory feast. When you are faced with this, ensure that you focus on and enjoy your meal, as there is nothing to be done and it will always be difficult to witness these things. Sometimes it also helps to know if there are going to be any animal products served at the dining table so that you can be seated as far away as possible.