Every family has their own special Holiday menu. And the idea of taking any of those special dishes and turning them into something “healthier” can be slightly unappealing… Since becoming vegan, I’ve had to bite the bullet and change almost all of my usual dishes because they all contained animal products of some sort. And slowly I’ve developed a new successful menu full of great HEALTHY vegan Holiday dishes!!
Along with this Sweet Potato Casserole, I always serve a creamy Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole. When I was a child my Mom would make the simple bean casserole, consisting of canned beans, canned mushroom soup, and fried onions to top. And I LOVED it.
But now that I am so food-conscious of what goes into mine and my family’s bodies, I knew that wasn’t going to cut it.
This Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole is the perfect solution!! It is creamy and flavorful with a delicious nutty topping
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